Monday, November 17, 2008

Jacks - Vacant World (1968)

Jacks go ahead and just lay waste to their own songs on this record. If you listen to the first few seconds of any of these tracks, you might be fooled into thinking that this is a normal, laid-back bluesy psych record or that you are listening to something softly melodic. However, Jacks take the approach of putting together ostensibly normal songs, then damaging them as much as possible through frantic yelling, bizarre instrumentation, and, of course, fuzzed out brain-coating walls of noise. The tempo and somber vocals of the song Vacant World make what could have been an otherwise peaceful, ethereal journey through guys doing drugs into an ominous, foreboding experience that places the weight of the cosmos squarely on your chest. If you like Les Rallizes Denudes, you know what to do:

11 comments:

thesunchild said...

Love Les Rallizes, will download.

thesunchild said...

Ok, I loved that record. "Stop the Clock" was easily my favorite song.

Have you heard Entrance? Their record "Prayer of Death" would be up your alley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXWbLWjHWQo

Todd said...

Hey that vid was pretty cool thanks Pat. I'll have to look into enjoying more of that music.

Also I was just trying to read yr blog and there is something totally wild going on with the formatting.

Andy said...

yesssuch a goo-ood recor/d

thesunchild said...

Over a year later, and I'm now positive that "Stop the Clock" is my favorite song ever made.

Todd said...

Whoa that is awesome. I'm not gonna agree with you really at all on that, but I think that rules to like that song that much.

Pat said...

Do you have Super Session or any of their other material?

Todd said...

No. Do you? Send it to me.

Pat said...

I don't! I found a really informative Jacks webpage with tons of pics but no uploads. Such a tease.

Todd said...

Alright well if you find it, you know what to do my droog.

Pat said...

http://shop.permanentrecordschicago.com/index.php?product=N-LP+Jacks+-+2nd+Live+Show

Record company went and re-released a live show instead of Super Session. Hoping for long Denudes freak-outs.