Hate is a Special Feeling – Electric Peace (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Coming on like Roadhouse Blues being played by demons from the outer circles of hell on pneumatic drills as they fly through a landscape that was the inspiration for a Hawkwind album cover, the title track then explodes into a psychedelic infused, madness-tinged, anarchic, apocalyptic blues groover of its own design.

And that is the perfect way to kick an ep off that is filled with familiar sounds and styles but seems to put them together in strange, new ways as creating an anagram of the history of contemporary rock music.

Crankin Into Oblivian does exactly what it says on the tin, the sound of The Magic Band riding a train through the last music festival before the apocalypse and Plymouth Roadrunner, is an intense and squalling road trip, part Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, part a Micheal Moorcock short story, part Ketamine overdose.

Hate is a Special Feeling is madness personified, music distilled into an intense essence, the crazed sonic musings of a band with nothing to lose, and who may have just been the inspiration for the Mad Max wasteland warriors mobile house musicians.

What’s not to love?

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