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Bushman’s Revenge – Electric Komle: Live! (2013) review

June 11, 2013

Bushman’s Revenge – Electric Komle: Live! (2013) review

Bushman’s Revenge – Electric Komle: Live! (Rune Grammofon, 2013)
Marrying a motorific, driving rhythm section
to angular, Townshendian guitar pyrotechnics, this Norwegian jazz/rock hybrid
pulls out all the stops on this ferociously hot live set, recorded last year at
Molde’s Storyville jazz club. Your jaws will sink ever downward as guitarist
Even Helte Hermansen effortlessly channels Franks Marino, Gambale, and Zappa in
an onslaught of showmanship that is never ostentatious, yet still manages to
explore the breadth and depth of his instrument with the acumen of a master
craftsman. Drummer Gard Nilsen and bassist Rune Nergaard come on like a freight
train unleashed and bound for glory (or hellbent for leather, depending on the
track!), easily forging one of rock’s finest rhythm sections. These guys have
been playing for over a decade and they’re as tight as any act on the live
circuit today.
The
six tracks captured here (from each of their four previous Rune Grammofon
albums) find them at their sharpest – no stage banter or even gaps between
tracks – just 45 minutes of unbridled, non-stop energy piledriving your senses
until your heart’s in your mouth and your chest is gasping for air. Even the
much-dreaded drum solo during the “Ginsgerg”/”King of Hello”/”Professor Chaos”
medley manages to capture the spirit of the godlike  Buddy Rich before mercifully getting out of
the way. And just as “Lonely Woman” fades off into dreamsville and you think
you can go back to your mundane lives, Bushmen’s Revenge pull the rug out from
under you with the firebreathing finale, “No More Dead Bodies for Daddy
Tonight”, a stomping, stalking riot of metallic sludge that’ll have Jason,
Michael Myers, and Leatherface cowering in terror in the corner! I can almost
feel the blood dripping from the band’s collective fingers!
This
will equally impress fans of speed metal, avant skronk jazz, and hard psych and
belongs in your record collection alongside those dusty old Mahogany Rush,
Frank Zappa, Kiss, Motorhead, and Coltrane albums.
By the way, as far as I can make out, a
“komle” is a traditional Norwegian potato dumpling!
Review made by Jeff Penczak/2013
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