The Atomic Bitchwax – “Gravitron” (Tee Pee Records)
Comprising two members making up Monster Magnet’s rhythm section, you’d be forgiven for thinking The Atomic Bitchwax was another galaxy surfing stoner band. Well, they certainly do take from 60s psychedelic rock as well as 70s riff rock but overall these guys jam so intensely it’s like this is super stoner rock! Honestly, I don’t know what they’re on but I want some of it too, cos their instruments must be falling apart after each frenetic session!! From shredding fireball guitar that Jimi and Tommy Bolin would be proud of with those funky ass licks, sassy breaks, too cool for school riffs and heaps of wailing wah wah to deep pulsating bass so possessed it probably remains humming long its been switched off and deranged, off the wall drums n cymbal smashing – along with monster cowbell – its given all to ya with heaps of hippy fuck off attitude Abbie Hoffman style. Chris Kosnik’s laid back, drawling vocals at times lend to hints of Nirvana (at their very heaviest) but that would be too easy as The Atomic Bitchwax are a nuclear hairband trio that will leave you smouldering on songs like ‘No Way Man’, ‘Fuck Face’ and ‘Coming In Hot’. Baby, this is one cool sex machine so get ready to get it on with these New Jersey sexecutioners.