Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Husky - The Sea King

"Husky got together in 2000, just 3 guys who wanted to make some good rock and roll music. We are focused and we have the determination to make our mark on rock and roll. Our power does not come from a front man with pretty hair or the right clothes. It comes from the past, the bluesman at the crossroads, from the bands in the 70’s that realized that fuzzy bass and 13 minute songs were the fuel that would propel rock into the future. Mix all this together and thats where the HuskyRock comes from. Well, that and Miller High Life. And Hostess Chocodiles" ~ MySpace

Review by John Pegoraro (
"For their sophomore album, Charlotte, North Carolina's Husky has come up with a bit of a challenge. See, The Sea King is a concept album (based on “The Sea King” - the largest vessel ever built in Bowdoinham, ME, circa 1877), and Husky is an instrumental band. Even Peter and the Wolf had some narration, and that was more of straightforward yarn.Those willing to invest the time can probably tie the individual tracks together into a cohesive narrative about a big fucking boat that one day sank in New York harbor, but for me, I'm just going to approach The Sea King as an album of songs and nothing more. Compared to their debut, the more landlubber named Circle the Wagons, Husky's certainly expanded their sound. While The Sea King still offers up plenty of dusty, Southern rock jams, there are also traces of straight forward rock (“Flagship”) and electronic fuzz n drone pyschedelia (“Mayans vs Martians,” “Rejoice”). Still, it's the semi-languid, sprawling tracks like “Aboard the Relic,” “Trading on the High Seas,” and “Leeward and Easy” that make The Sea King an impressive follow-up. The band seems most comfortable settling into a steady groove and letting the instruments express themselves. There's not a lot of fancy playing, but there's plenty of deep playing.As with Circle the Wagons, The Sea King seems like one of those albums that's perfect for late night drives on long stretches of highway. It's good music to get lost to, and a fine collection of songs. "

Artist: Husky
Album: The Sea King
Year: 2008
Genre: Instrumental, Psychedelic Stoner Jams


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Anonymous said...

Real good music .....Gteat Stoner Psych ...Rock !!!
I love your blog ....You have realy good taste !!!
Many thanks

Nes said...

=) hey thanks for the comment! happy to hear you're liking the posts ^_^ Psych Out!