Stroking the Moon
LP - $9.00 | CD - $12.00
For those who want adventure with their rock, get ready for the Alternative Tentacles debut of San Francisco's own Deadweight.
Their third album, "Stroking The Moon" takes elements of punk fire and metal power far beyond the math-rock ghetto with the finesse of a Mr. Bungle or Victim's Family and the accessability and soaring chorus hooks of the almighty NoMeansNo.
Deadweight members' unique talents have been called on for collaboration by everyone from Les Claypool, Mr. Bungle, Jason Newstead (Metallica) to the Coup and even Isaac Stern.
If you like NoMeansNo, Tool, Mr. Bungle, The Prawn Song sound, and Hank Williams III you probably should check this out.
Deadweight have extensively toured the States with Les Claypool and his Frog Brigade.
Produced by Dan Rathbun. (Phantom Limbs, Creeps On Candy)
"They rock! They're fantastic - a fine violinist and cellist, the different colors their instruments can take, the different rhythms are unbelievable."
- Dave Harrington of the Kronos Quartet