Flying Hair are a psyched-out three-piece who are as weird and fuzzed-out as their fellows, but with perhaps just a little more pop instinct. Haunted Hangout II is, despite the impression given by the title, their debut album, and it was previously only available in a limited run of cassettes. Now it gets a proper vinyl pressing, thanks to the Casual Acid Tea label.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 21 December 2016
I just couldn't do it to him. Robin has just joyfully announced that he has reviewed his last psych rock album of the year when this comes charging in. Now this is psych rock and my feather-lite ears are listening to it.
On the opening 'Babies Cryin' (no 'g') they sound somewhere between Hawkwind and Black Sabbath with a droney blast of space rock. This is what Hookworms sounds like to me. These consist of former Zig Zags people but this time they are a full on fuzz rock monstrosity. Check the severely overdriven 'Pulls' for proof. It starts on a hells angel drone before collapsing in on itself into a series of destructive riffs. Horrible. As if to make up for this terrifying racket they offer an olive branch with the grandiose pomp rock of 'LSD Dracula' which comes complete with the most preposterous drum fill that sounds like the drummer is taking the drum kit home with him.
This is huge riffing psych drone which will appeal to fans of Motorhead, Arthur Brown and probably Status Quo. The closing 'Tiny Little Man' is utterly ridiculous...like a cross between early Pink Floyd and Spinal Tap with the phrase "tiny little man with the tiny little hands eats his food just as fast as he can". Are they speaking about Phil?
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