OXBOW - The Narcotic Story

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Just finally getting around to this thread's titular album, it's great.

Anyway, as far as the album goes, I'm hearing tons of Led Zep. Like, Led Zep all over the place. It's pretty great.

Glad I wasn't the only one to catch this! "Frank's Frolic" is where I really caught some Zep vibes.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 16:32 (one year ago) link

They are basically the only band that really duplicates that big, magisterial swagger of L Zep, I'm not really even sure how they do it or that I could even quantify exactly.

The record with Brotz is just insanely great.

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:10 (one year ago) link

Zep influences were apparent even on "Fuck Fest", although they brought out a side of LZ your average classic radio fan would probably not like to admit exists.

the billy sherwood of trad jazz (Matt #2), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:13 (one year ago) link

So I'm a latecomer and only started with Thin Black Duke, so I've been working my way backwards and haven't heard the earliest albums yet.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:43 (one year ago) link

I was aware of them for a while (the Fuck Fest ads in various zines were...memorable) but they didn't "click" for me until An Evil Heat which is still probably my fave

Also like Led Z, they are able to alternate between acoustic & electric settings without it diminishing any of their heaviness, in fact Oxbow sometimes I think works better as an acoustic band ( the "12 Galaxies" ep/mini-album deal being an example)

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:54 (one year ago) link

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