Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet The People’s Temple

The People’s Temple was the name used by Jim Jones for his cult. The People’s Temple is the name used by a band of psych rock makers from Michigan. I come to tell you, friends, just why you should become a follower of the Midwestern version of The People’s Temple.

To listen to The People’s Temple is to step foot outside of your current reality and into another time and place. Theirs is heavy, turbulent psych with serious attitude, definitely chasing the ghosts of fellow Michiganian (via the Motor City) forefathers MC5 and The Stooges, though they don’t spare a little bit of delirious jangle either, tinged with just a touch of sleaze. They wail, shout, and create pummeling noise with the best of the psych rock crop. More For The Masses, the LP that I haven’t been able to stop listening to for months, is spilling over with sweet sonic devotions. It’s a dizzy, upside-down and backwards and forwards romp through kaleidoscopic shades of psych, and I’m a sucker for it.

Brothers and sisters, I strongly encourage you to drink this Kool Aid.





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