Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Honkeyfinger - Running On Empty EP

3-track 7" from last year, on Hoarse Records.

This was limited to 500 copies (mine is #152), so this shouldn't cause any problems sales-wise for anyone.

Seeing as how it's Andrew Weatherall's birthday today (he's 47 - 10 years older them me), I thought I'd break my blogging silence and stick up a genuine 'rip' for the first time in ages.

Honkeyfinger first appeared on the Wrong Meeting album a few years back, and is currently firing out stuff like this on his own label. He describes himself thus: "It's all about a making one hell of a pounding, primal, amped-up & skronked out blues racket. Honkeyfinger is the one man band from the bowels of the earth, erupting molten fuzz lapsteel, screaming harmonica riffs and desperate bestial howling in a scorching hot cocktail of heavy raw blues power. The Honkeyfinger sound hotwires the electric freak rock of vintage Beefheart, Blue Cheer, ZZTop, and Black Sabbath into a jumping, lurching monster. Boiling up the ghosts of Bukka White, Leadbelly and John Lee Hooker with the bones of the country blues, laced with the acid fried heaviosity of the Butthole Surfers - this is the thick stinking soup that Mr Honkeyfinger serves hot."

Sounds good to me. Andrew Weatherall adds a dubby edge to the title track and Mr Honkeyfinger throws in a nice wee cover of the John Mayall track on B1.

So, same time same place next year...?

Honkeyfinger - Running On Empty EP
A - Running On Empty (Andrew Weatherall Vox Mix)
B1 - I'm Your Witchdoctor
B2 - Running On Empty (Fuzzlover Mix)

Buy it here


Novemberer said...

Wow, this is v.impressive! "I'm Your Witchdoctor" sounds like Jack O'Fire (x10), dunno if you remember them?

Moggieboy said...

I don't remember that but a quick Google has sorted me out. *off to explore now*

swiss adam said...

I love this. One of my most popular posts too.

Moggieboy said...

Ah, missed that one when you did it. Apols.

swiss adam said...

No problem, wasn't complaining.

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Moggieboy said...

See what you mean, W. Haven't listened to ANtX for ages. Must dig out some of their stuff.