12 Nov 2012

Fuzz - This Time I Got A Reason / Liminanas - La Fille de la ligne Review

Trouble In Mind Records 7"s

Two new 7" singles from the much admired Trouble in Mind label today, and they couldn't be more different to each other if they tried.
First up is Fuzz whom I know nothing about, except what my ears tell me. Seems the label themselves have been kept in the dark too.
I'm assuming that Trouble in Mind haven't turned their attentions to the reissue field, but both sides of this Fuzz single sound like they were recorded in 1969, right down to the thin snare sound.
Things were rarely as fuzzy, and downright evil sounding as this back in 1969 though - Sir Lord Baltimore is the most obvious comparison although they'd have to slink away tail between legs when confronted with the nasty snaking stoner riffery of B-Side "Fuzz's Fourth Dream".
The A-Side "This Time I Got a Reason" is only marginally less crazed, making this a total must have for collectors of U.S heavy psych.
At the other end of the spectrum we've got the new Liminana's 7" which is a masterclass in French garage pop. The A-Side is a fantastic slice of sixties groove with a slinky bassline, tastefully applied tremelo guitar and a wobbly sustained organ note providing the backdrop for a vocal that oozes sleaze and charm in equal measure in a way not heard since Serge Gainsbourg's heyday.
"Mobylette" is a winner too, utilizing a naggingly familiar, sighing female backing vocal, combined with a propulsive rhythm track and a sultry femme fatale vocal.
Trouble in Mind sure know how to pick 'em.
You can hear the A-Side from each of these singles here.

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