TURN ME ON DEAD MAN
God Bless The Electric Freak
CD - $12.00
70s rock must die, long live 70s rock! San Francisco's Turn Me On Dead Man channels the highs (pun intended) of 70s rockdom while being firmly planted on this side of the new millennium. Their sound is hard to piegeonhole, but it's too easy to get sucked into "God Bless the Electric Freak", a delicious mess of divergent influences from T-Rex to Queens of the Stone Age, from Urge Overkill to The Heads, with a shot of Zolar X, Turbonegro, The Dandy Warhols, and Helios Creed!
Do not adjust your stereo if you hear gorgeously exalting rock anthems melting into neo-psych ragas surging into crushing stoner rock- you're just tripping on Turn Me On Dead Man's hypnotic formula. Relentlessly narcissistic and decadent, Turn Me On Dead Man may be the antithesis of what Alternative Tentacles usually stands for, but who doesn't have a moment of weakness for 70s rock?
"God Bless the Electric Freak" is the blissful sound of some rock star god's private jet doing death spirals down to Hell. Also check out the limited sliver-plated LP version!!
New cd version of this future Rock Classic!
"A lysergic-drenched cube of sugar sweet rock magic from San Francisco fur dealers who rule all things Yowza TURN ME ON DEAD MAN. Twelve tracks of space, super, and super-space humongo-riff action, rocked with globs of glam, pop, and crunch. They're tops."
- Revolver Records
"... a killer combo of heavy metal with a psychedelic tinge that [is] propelled by intensely catchy pop melodies. Unfortunately, it went largely unnoticed [when originally released], which is what happens when important bands are dedicated to making exceptional music and don't conform to any pre-conceived notions of what their music should sound like."
"It's a rare rock record these days that distances itself from the pack for me, but Turn Me On Dead Man's "God Bless the Electric Freak" has definitely been pushing my buttons! ...I'm impressed! I totally recommend listening to them!"
"This is pretty funny, Turn Me On Dead Man is what you supposedly hear when spinning "Revolution 9" on The Beatles' "White Album" backwards. You know, the whole "Paul McCartney's dead-story". Just to give some background, the phenomenon of whatever happened on that Beatles album, means that if you scan enough noise, you will eventually find a signal, whether it is there or not. And behold, there's a song on the album called "Beatle George". My guess of course, it's about the late George Harrisson.
Not that it really matters though. Turn Me On Dead Man is a psychedelic, spacey rock band, something like Jane's Addiction and a poppy version of Monster Magnet or Fu Manchu. Stoner rock for beginners, you might say, although there is enough for the advanced fan of stoner as well: the sitar is almost omnipresent on the album, and hippie-esque Summer of Love melodies and freaky themes about space and sci-fi are never far away. What to say about "The Hale-Bopp" or "Apocalypse Rock", or "Take A Stress Pill", which is an obvious reference to "2001: A Space Odyssey". Basically, this is nothing really surprising, but it is enjoyable. With a gnarly reefer, or what did you expect, dude?"
- Punk Rock Theory