Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MV & EE With The Bummer Road (ft. J Mascis) - 'East Mountain Joint' from Green Blues (2006)

In 2006, halfway through the second phase of Bush II, nothing sounded more like freedom to me than Matt Valentine & Erika Elder's ode to driving along a mountain road, firing up a joint and listening to the Pretty Things in the tree-filtered sunlight. It was unashamedly the hippie-pastoral anthem to getting back to the garden in the face of the universal brutality of permanent war at home and abroad. Having J. Mascis join in is just the right thing to do. Green Blues is an album I just played the heck out of during this time period, representing the point at which early 00's psychedelic raga-folk coalesces into Crazy Horse/Canned Heat boogie-jamz and the guitars climb up the walls like morning glory vines, burying everything under flowers inside and out. Here is the whole of Green Blues if you are so reclined:

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