Boomkat Product Review:
This little gem might have surfaced on cassette back in ’06, but it doesn’t make it any less worthwhile now. Blue Control’s particular brew of nausea-inducing electronics and the kind of basement rock that went out of fashion in 1968 sounds just as vital (maybe more so?) than it did when I first heard it, and ‘Riverboat Styx’ is a great example of the band’s very particular style. Sure lo-fi might have eaten itself at this point, but the peeling wallpaper and faint smell of death on Blues Control’s productions is all part of the charm – it’s their fifth Beatle, if you like. As they churn through two extended sides it’s hard not to get lost in this dangerously epic adventure. Dark, psychedelic and sleazy as you want it to be, you might just have found the best way to experience a Midwestern basement without actually living in one, of course. It’s beer o’clock and Blues Control are buying.