“Mind Control” is Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats` eagerly awaited follow up to their sensetional debut “Blood Lust”. Within itʼs blood soaked grooves you will hear shocking tales of bizarre desert ceremonies, religious brainwashing and drug inspired mass slaughter!
Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbathand the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube amps and cymbal smashing mayhem. However, this enticing act of musical manipulation is merely the icing upon a very sick cake.
“Mind Control” is a concept album with a theme that makes the acts and intentions of the likes of Charles Manson and Jim Jones seem like petty crimes. What makes “Mind Control” scarier than most albums is that it doesnʼt seem as sinister on the surface as it really is deep down, within the core of its black acid-drenched world of pain and torture.
The infectious energy surges and pulverizing grooves of “Mind Crawler”, tell the tale of a man on a mission who has fled from “Mount Abraxas” after mercilessly murdering all the members of his cult. He rides his motorcycle through the gates of hell and hijacks the weak minds of yet more foolish disciples to join him in his desert hideaway. This is when the real fun and terror truly begins….
Recorded at the legendary Chapel Studios over an autumnal full moon using the finest western electrical technology, engineer Jim Spencer (Bert Jansch, Robert Wyatt) has captured perfectly the bands live sound of saturated fuzz, mind-bending riffs and 60ʼs vocal harmonies.
A wider range of influences can be heard from both music and cinema, but their founding principle of presenting light and darkness still remains. Simple and ragged in all its low life glory, “Mind Control” is the ultimate expose of killer cult madness and mind manipulation.
Uncle Acid has come to kill!
From humble beginnings in the witchy flat lands of Cambridgeshire, England, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have devolved into an international band of street creeps, burnouts and draft dodgers. Since unleashing the monumental, internationally feared and revered set of blood-curdling chainsaw anthems known as Blood Lust, they have been locked away in the barn ignoring all the ensuing hype and publicity, whilst preparing to deliver their own new nightmare message of madness.
It is a fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have, in recent times, become one of the most talked about rock bands currently in existence. It is another fact that they have become one of the most collectable bands on the planet, with first press vinyl editions of “Blood Lust” fetching up to and over £700 (yes, British Pounds!) on the collectorʼs market. Pretty remarkable for a record that is barely two years old.
Uncle Acid are also confirmed to play direct support for Black Sabbath on their entire European Tour. While their tourmates take a day or two off to recover once in a while, Uncle Acid take the opportunity to play a smaller stage here and there, which leads them straight to Roadtrip Hell on a Friday Night.
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Arena Vienna / small hall / adv 16 € / 20.00h