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Haunted George - Panther Howl (LP)

Hook or Crook Records

Haunted George - Panther Howl (LP)

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'Considering the other-worldly, dramatically sinister persona conjured on this record, it is almost a shame to divulge the real man behind Haunted George. Listening to this album you really want to believe there's a grizzled Jim Thompson protagonist toiling away as a shut-in one man band somewhere out in the middle of the Mojave Desert. And in fact, that's mostly actually the case. Anyone familiar with Steve Pallow of the Beguiled and he Necessary Evils, two of the more misanthropic, anti-social bands (among strong competition) who recorded for Crypt and In The Red Records over the past 20 years, should have some idea of the brain behind Haunted George. After years of living in Los Angeles doing sound for the movies and growing weary of the increasingly more germane world of "garage"punk rock, a few years ago noted singer/guitarist/bassist/social agitator Steve Pallow moved out to the Mojave Desert and now works as a Park Ranger. With plenty of silent desert time on his hands and a lifelong obsession with ghost stories, lost treasure and the generally absurd as inspiration, he set about playing a more roots-influenced music informed more by country and western and pre war-blues. Exploring the one-man band format out of sheer necessity, he recorded these and dozens of other songs (many of which are abstract/noise recordings under the name Snuff Maximus) on a 1970s era mono cassette recorder with a condenser mic inside. There are no overdubs and the result is an unsettling sound which by no means should be relegated to strictly the "one-man band" category. Harnessing some of the creepiest vibes laid down in recent memory, "Panther Howl" comes off like a lost field recording of some nascent Lux Interior/Howlin' Wolf weirdo with a very twisted mind.' - Hook or Crook Records

 

Release Information

Artist: Haunted George (US) 
Title: Panther Howl   
Format: 12" LP Black Vinyl
Label: Hook or Crook Records  
Year: 2005  

Tracklisting
  1. Howlin' 
  2. The Embalmer
  3. The Evil Eye
  4. Epitaph For A Driftin' Cowboy
  5. Depraved
  6. Gonna Lynch You
  7. Cat O' Nine Tails
  8. Voices From Beyond
  9. Three Witches
  10. Fear: One Step Beyond 
  11. The Ghosts Of The Old San Juan
  12. Curl Up And Die Blues
  13. Panther Howl
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