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| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Spindrift
Cobra Lounge, Chicago
Friday, April 3, 2009

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We haven’t seen The Legend Of God’s Gun, the 2008 movie Spindrift starred in and wrote the soundtrack for, but if it’s anything like The West, which serves as a “companion” to said soundtrack, it must be like watching Once Upon A Time In The West with a head full of mushrooms.

Interestingly, the album (released last November by Beat The World) opens with “The Isle Of Lost Souls,” a song far different than its psychedelic, spaghetti western companions. Sticking with the film theme, it would have been the perfect backing to the Circus Circus scenes of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, where Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, ripped on mescaline and ether, wander through the iconic Las Vegas casino. In fact, had Hunter S. Thompson’s novel been based in 1850s Vegas instead of more than a century later, Spindrift could have done that soundtrack, too. Songs like “The Wind” and “Excrete From The Collective Subconscious” really are that trippy, full of jangly guitars, reverb-drenched vocals, and eclectic instruments like doubleneck basses and Autoharps that paint the cold-desert-night sky all sorts of warm colors.

Michael Michael Motorcycle opens.

— Trevor Fisher

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