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The Bestial Floor

by HONKEYFINGER

Howling Cosmic Fuzz Blues
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. Black Desert
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2. Twenty First Century Man
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3. Wiseblood
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4. Home Sweet Home
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5. Creeping Jesus
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6. Fever Rising
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7. The Mountain
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8. Stormbringer
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9. March of the Organ Grinder
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10. Brand New Skin
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11. In the Realms of Noble Savagery
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12. Waltzing Messiah
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13. When the Saints Come Marching In
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Vive le Rock magazine described "The Bestial Floor" as "an unholy amalgam of minimalisitic industrial noise crossed with acid blues and psychedelic punk", stating "it's patently obvious that this is a debut of colossal proportions" and mentioning Al Jourgensen, Jon Spencer and Nine Inch Nails fer good measure. That's a pretty good encapsulation of the primal appeal of "Fever Rising" and its parent album, but for the full effect, just press play or drop the needle to conjure the best nightmares you've never had...

Legendary Psychrocker Julian Cope (aka Lord Yatesbury) reviewed the duo's "Beasts" EP on his Head Heritage page thusly; "This London duo support my contention that authenticity in rock’n’roll has nothing whatsoever to do with your birthplace, but instead has everything to do with the Itinerant Shamanic Other of each individual. “Slitherin’ electro-programmed slide guitar driven mung worship sounds like the Bayou by way of Vladivostock." Right on, Drude!

Jonny Halifax (vocals, lap steel, harmonica, rhythm machine) and musical compadre Marvin (six string guitar and percussion) conjure an unholy brew of Suicide, Captain Beefheart and sonic drone on “Fever Rising", which is taken from their monolithic 13-track album on Greasy Noise, "The Bestial Floor”; Titled after a line from "The Magi" by the poet WB Yeats, a member of Aleister Crowley's Order of the Golden Dawn, "The Bestial Floor" is an apt title for an album such as this, which follows on thematically and sonically from Jonny's lauded debut full-length outing, "Invocation of the Demon Other", released under the moniker Honkeyfinger some five years back, and last year's cassette-only, litho-clad "Beasts" EP…

The stylishly disheveled duo have hit the road across the UK and Europe, melting minds and faces touring with the likes of The Jim Jones Revue and Captain Beefheart's Magic Band. Along the way, they've recruited such stellar fans as Tom 'Son of John Peel' Ravenscroft (BBC Radio 6), former Ride linchpin Mark Gardener (who mixed "The Bestial Floor") and the aforementioned Lord Yatesbury. Jonny has also found time to contribute to albums by Andrew Weatherall's Two Lone Swordsmen, British heavy stoner Rockers Orange Goblin and new recordings with Nottingham's hardcore berserkers Heck.

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