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PRIMITIVE HANDS - Bad Men In The Grave


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Unseen Love 02:16
Hit Man 02:28
Animal Blood 02:05
Bye Bye 02:39
Turkey 01:54


maximumrocknroll.com (August 2019) The cover (which is awesome) has you expecting a cowboy/western edge. Think Clint Eastwood and spaghetti westerns. Think cowboy surf. Add vocals. Now add some distortion. But it’s not one dimensional. Subsequent tracks get a little fuzzy. This is rock’n’roll. It’s crazy catchy and a little uncomfortable at the same time. That’s a pretty sweet combo. Just a few songs in and you realize that this goes well beyond some cowboy shtick. This is for reals. Man, they finish a great record with perhaps the best song, which is very RADIO BIRDMAN-like. I don’t know how long they’ve been at it, but Alien Snatch continues to deliver the goods. (KENNY KAOS)

razorcake.org #112 (US) SEP 2019 Mix of garage and roots rock that at varying times has echoes of NEIL YOUNG, the VELVET UNDERGROUND's more "rock" moments and countrified Love amidst the mid-fi stomping. The whole works surprisingly well, and the decision not to drown things in stereotypical wall-of-shit was a wise one (JA)

greennoiserecords.com (USA) April 2020 Brian Hildebrand has always delivered the goods, with Mind Controls (Dirtnap) and other outfits, and now with this project, punk rock 'n roll with one foot in the garage and the other heel kicking up dust as you hit the corner, riding this machine like a dirtbike into the sunset, this is a beautiful thing, hellbound and leather clad, all alone with a machine stripped down to just the essentials, a mix of Memphis, Detroit, the Pacific Northwest and the Mojave Desert, Chuck Berry and Link Wray, Dead Moon and the Stones, definitely another essential set from Alien Snatch. (MW)

digitfanzine.chez.com Deuxième album déjà pour les Primitive Hands, le groupe de l'ex batteur des Demon's Claws, Brian Hildebrand. Le premier était ultra-rentre dedans, celui-là est plus posé... Mais pas moins intéressant! On y découvre les multiples facettes de notre homme, du garage-punk à la "country", avec des enregistrements différents et des ambiances variées. Ça donne un relief bien particulier au skeud... Avec de vraies bonnes tounes (le GG Allinesque "Animal Blood", la ballade psyché "Vivid Storyteller" ou l'enlevé "Hit Man"... ) !

OX-FANZINE.COM #145 August 2019 Erstaunlich gute Platte, in diesem überfischten Gewässer zwischen Gospel-Blues, wie er seit Jahren von Voodoo Rhythm hochgehalten wird, guten 77er- Heroen (TESTORS, Sonny Vincent) und scheckheftgepflegter Garage. Wesentlich ruhiger und wohlüberlegter als die letzte EP „Heartless Man“, die nicht wirklich zum Gesamtbild dieser LP gepasst hätte. Was beim letzten Longplayer aus dem Vorjahr noch roh und ungehobelt war, ist hier ausgereifter, temperierter, aber nicht minder gut umgesetzt. Im Gegenteil, vielleicht sogar noch einen deutlichen Tick besser, weil hier alles wohlüberlegt platziert ist und es keinen Mangel an kleineren bis größeren Hits hat, ohne einen einzigen Ausfall beziehungsweise unnötiges Füllmaterial. Extrem variabel, wird stilistisch auch in fremden Gefilden geangelt, ohne den roten Rock’n’Roll-Faden zu verlieren. Sehr, sehr gute Scheibe, in der Tat!

aliensnatch.com Get your ears around this stunner, second album by our beloved canadian troubadour Buck Hildebrand and his basement rats. Running away from life, hiding from starving polar bears, the opener "Only The Bad Remains" settles in to the groove immediately, pack you on a Winnipeg monochrome winter night dog sled ride until almost imperceptibly ratcheting up the intensity towards a cave where they pull off a garage punk mammoth awakeners like "Animal Blood" and "Unseen Love". "Bad Men In The Grave" has resonances of hatred failure and charming turns in dazzling daylight and truly exceeds the Primitive Hands past works. Considering their three singles from a decade ago, these recordings are the most expansive, career spanning release and maybe the first *real* album. This was self recorded by the band, respectively J.Quakenbusch and M.Blackburn.Chiming fuzz-drenched guitar folk songs like wonderful sonorous "The Food´s No Good", "Turkey" and barren "Vivid Storyteller" are the psych-rock preacher counterpart of the blues gospel of BEATMAN, the outlawed COWBOYS rock and roll. Third release on ALIEN SNATCH! after sonic force debut LP in 2017,nearly crashing of its own sheer weight of sonic force and some sticky melodic washes of Berlin streets, which turned into the "Heartless Man" 45 in 2018. Brian Hildebrand plays on the claviature of melancholy and rage in bands like DEMON'S CLAWS, MIND CONTROLS and GENITAL HOSPITAL and toured many times around the globe. Rootsy, black/white ink artwork by Darren Merinuk, printed on reverse side stunning ultra heavy cardboard stock. Third time there is limited edition on golden wax! Meet at the bar.


released May 10, 2019



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