Saturday, June 24, 2006

Motorpsychodelic Trips

It would not be fair to say that Motorpsycho is just a neo-psychedelic band, in fact this is just a pretext to show some clips by one of my favourite bands of the last 15 years, and one of the best live acts I ever saw.
This Norwegian trio started in the early nineties as a very heavy noisy-metal band, but their sound soon became more eclectic and refined, incorporating almost every musical form: hard rock, acoustic ballads, long spacey jams, grunge...they can play all of this and more with a very distinctive style. Being talented musicians they are particular good in improvising a lot during their long concerts.
They are stars in their own country and have many followers in Europe, where they tour every year, but unfortunately they seems to be still almost unknown in the UK and USA, so I hope I can allow some more people to know them. In case you've never heard anything of them I suggest you to go searching for the double CD Timothy's Monster, from 1995. Take also a look at these live videos, on which they play a couple of fine and catchy tunes. The first one is from the Roskilde festival in Denmark, the second one is part of a performance for the Norwegian TV and it shows the more "pop" side of the band, that they have displayed in the last years. In this occasion Bent, Snah and Gebhardt are joined by a keyboard player and a horn section.

Motorpsycho - Hightimes (1999)
Motorpsycho - Serpentine (2002)


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Anonymous Diogo Poelzig said...

Great band from Norway,i think their best album ,on my opinion,is Angel and Daemons At Play.
I heard they have a Country rock side project called The International Tussler Society.

6/25/2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Hi, they did a lot of good albums, it's hard to pick just one. Their country side-project is also interesting they seem to be able to play every musical style!

6/25/2006 9:50 PM  

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