Rescheduled – OFF!
Brevity adds up. In less than 3 minutes, in one song, the new OFF! album, Free LSD flashes triple A batteries around an abandoned world to gather up scraps of Chamber Brothers limbs, Albert Ayler marching bands, MB & SPK oscillations, and ghost nods to Kiss goin' blind. OFF!’s first new record in eight years translates the work of an alien race attempting to rebuild the remains of your destroyed record collection. It has so much of everything that it melds into one thing without playing a spot the reference of the hard funk at times or the weird Hawkwind departures or pop of The Sweet or The Boxtops. Free LSD hits reset like The Beatles conjuring Revolver, The Walker Brothers Nite Flights refusal to be a reunion album, The Everly Brothers Roots digging into the core of the planet, or that record by Baby Huey where every influence merges so effortlessly and seamlessly that it is simply one sound unified.