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Red Giant Blues - Devil Child Blues

  by Andrew Carver

published: 18 / 11 / 2004

Red Giant Blues - Devil Child Blues
Label: Small Stone Records
Format: CD


Excellent outer-space rock on second album from red Giant, one of the few bands in the stoner/doom/desert rock canon to really be stamped with its own character

Red Giant’s masterpiece 'Ultra-Magnetic Glowing Sound' was a prime slice of outer-space rock, one of the few in the stoner/doom/desert rock canon to really be stamped with its own character. Topping it was an unlikely feat at best, but Red Giant has hardly disgraced itself with its relatively down-to-earth follow-up 'Devil Child Blues'. The first big change is on the low end: The group has a bassist now (perhaps they always did, but 'Ultra-Magnetic Glowing Sound' was really about the interplay of two guitars). The riffs seem more direct, the stomp is heavier, the vocals more growly … the group of weirdos is now more “typical” of the stoner rock crowd. Further, the songs are shorter -- not by a whole lot, but “long” on 'Devil Child Blues' is six minutes, not nine. (That long song is a spiritually faithful cover of the Stooges’ 'Funhouse' and yes, there is saxophone.) Fortunately they retain a lot of their signature sound Jaded rock critic that I am, I’ll still get my ultra-magnetic kicks from their classic first “full-length”, but 'Devil Child Blues' is still a Grade A kick in the ass – a shootout between laser-gun guitars where everyone wins.

Track Listing:-
1 White Mom
2 Jetpack
3 Devil Child Blues
4 Hoping for the Golden BB
5 I Breathe Fire
6 (How Ya Doin' on That) Time Machine
7 John L. Sullivan
8 Go It Alone
9 Drip
10 Millenium Falcon
11 Funhouse

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