George Heroine - TMYLTL [MARKED DOWN] - New LP
What you've come to expect from Muzz Delgado (aka Meercaz), not only different than what everyone else is doing or have done but different than everything that Muzz has done. In the past, his recordings often recalled the hard rock / acid rock of 1968 (MC5, Blue Cheer, Hendrix) without sounding like 1968 or those artists, and also at times recalled the middle America underground rock that grew out of that and ignored the popular trends, bands like Rocket From the Tombs. This set seems less like 1968 and more like those bands from the mid-70s that received little attention at the time, a little like artists from 1966 to 1985 who didn't give a rat's ass what the factories wanted from rock bands so they could sell lots of records at Record Land at the indoor shopping mall, this collection of songs going from Muzz's own versions of slinky funky beats, electric guitar driven acid rock and garage pop, all with a rough and tumble demo feel, until the set somewhat settles into a sorta reflective groove, still with his signature electric guitar fuzz to help drive the songs and fill the room, but also with a low-fi intimacy, comfortable like an old coat, inviting like a couch in a friend's basement apartment as the feet of the world walk past on the warm rain of the sidewalk outside, reading like a paperback collection of stories about "a guy dealing with lost love and chasing dreams in a small town"...bits and slivers of influences might be that kitchen-sink 70s soul of Timmy Thomas and/or the acid-pop of Arthur Lee...maybe even early Thin Lizzy or Mick Collins or Swamp Dogg...but I'm sure he'd call out other more obscure sources of inspiration...outside and inside his head, and in the end this is Muzz Vox and Instruments
Muzz Delgado Vox and Instruments
Sara Shaffer: Backup Vox/Guitar on "Rosey"
Robin Duryea: Shruti Box
Lance Hill: Assistant Synthesizer Programming
Recorded and Mixed By Meercaz W/ Greg Ashley
You must make sure your music fits into a genre and you fit into a stereotype they've designed for you, and while sometimes the timing just clicks for a band, and fortunately we have independent labels of all sorts and styles, it's good to know that sometimes someone can do what feels right, and people like the people involved on this record can take their time and day-job earnings to support it, and Clay can form a label and help put out the music of his friend Muslim because he knows some people would love the shit out of this like the lick of a dog, and really this is a big part of why we do this at Green Noise, to have a place where Clay can drop off the first release of his new label in a world where someone like Muzz can make his own music and Cascade Records can press the grooves in a hockey puck and we can share it with you. It ain't no big thing, but little things can mean a lot.