Daddy Longhead

Supermasonic

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After the demented, acid-damaged Southern rock whimsy of Cheetos, Daddy Longhead's sophomore effort, Supermasonic sounds like the work of a more mature, actual band. In fact, the musicianship -- particularly Pinkus' bass wizardry and Young's stunning, though noodly, guitar work -- is of such high caliber, it's a wonder that the band was never courted by major labels, especially considering Pinkus' decade-long career with the Butthole Surfers. Most of the tracks on Supermasonic reside in a peculiar acid-blur of relaxed, mid-period Meat Puppets groove, Steve Miller-esque rock, or pure Texas-ZZ Top-meets-Butthole Surfers uniqueness. The tandem vocals of Pinkus and Young complement each other, with the former's twangy alto bellow and the latter's on-key, nasal Ozzy Osbourne-meets-Don Walser delivery.

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