Aug 1, 2012
The Midnight Ghost Train - "Buffalo Review #2" ...
Now the first track’s an instrumental and on the second cut we are introduced to Moss who growls his blues away like Neil Fallon with rusted nails in his throat. And with that said here comes the inevitable record review comparison. Sounds like who meets who? I’d go with Clutch meets Kyuss. Intrigued? Listen for yourself and see. So, the rest of the record rocks, never strays too far from the groove laid down on the title track, till you hit Cotton Fields, which has, get this fuzz heads, just vocals, hand claps, and a tambourine. But it works, and I’d love to see it in some grimy club with all the other tattooed wonders clapping along. After the almost acapella track we get some acoustic guitar and then it’s back to rumbling stoner rock for two tracks and they you’re done. Eight tracks and they are out, they’re on vinyl time.
And if their beginnings ain’t tragic enough Moss’s father’s dying words to his son were to keep playing music. To never stop rocking at all costs. So check out Buffalo and buy it to keep his Goss’s dream alive. Or if you don’t care about this man’s dreams just buy it ‘cause it rocks. Hell, just buy it for the cover. I might buy another copy and swap it for the beat up Paranoid sleeve I’ve got hanging from my wall.
Words: Justin Gish
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