"Ali Jama vs. the Dirty Needle Blues Band"
Genres: space rock, psychedelic blues
Jun 23 - 29 2003
the shoddy packaging and the CDR format of their releases, Pailface
Boogie are a solid psychedelic blues rock band. and they've
got something to prove with Ali Jama vs. the Dirty Needle Blues
With a heavy Pink Floyd influence and buckets full of
talent, Pailface Boogie come on strong right off the bat with
the infectious space-rock anthem "The Light." Six minutes
long, it's a lengthy voyage, but the departure is welcome.
They've clearly proven they're more than just a bar band - and we're
only at track one. Further into the album, the band continues
the spacey, slow feel with "Titian," rocks things up with
"Expand" and the riffy "Yummy," and even shoves in
two goofy yet still effective pop-based numbers, "The Air Is
Gettin' Slippery" and "Somethin's Wrong In
Spain." Even the closer, a nine-minute cover of Pink
Floyd's classic "Breathe," is done in a beautifully
spaced-out manner. And it's surprising that it's all recorded so
well, a rarity with CDR releases.
Altogether, this is a recommended purchase for Floyd fans
and those looking for some bluesy space rock. Nice.
8 songs, distributed by the
band, released 2003]