REVIEW: MOTHERSHIP “High Strangeness” 2017

The Texas trio brings another helping of Psychedelic Rock

I love the idea of Mothership, the image and their artwork but for whatever reason it took me a couple listens for this one to catch on. I hope if your initial reaction is the same as mine you’ll give it a chance and listen with an open mind.

Admittedly I like a certain portion of the “Stoner” genre’s.  I guess at heart I’m a strait up rocker so I tend to gravitate towards those bands.  When I first heard Mothership it reminded me of a laid-back Spiritual Beggars. They’re more of a retro-70’s band with a nice groove, clean vocals and harmony.  “High Strangeness” had my rockers like “Ride The Sun”, “Helter Skelter” and “Wise Man”, but it started off with the self-titled instrumental.  I give them credit for not doing the expected and keeping you guessing.

“Midnight Express” and “Crown Of Lies” were also solid tracks and “Speed Dealer” was your classic Psychedelic Stoner Rock extended play jam.  What I do like about their sound is that it had a “live” vibe and would most likely come off much heavier in a live setting.

Overall it’s a good album, for whatever reason I hold them to a higher standard than I probably should, but that’s just the way I feel. They are very talented and I wish them all the best, so for that reason I’m a little more critical than I would be of other bands.

Kelley Juett- Guitars/Vox
Kyle Juett- Bass/Vox
Judge Smith- Drums

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