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Psychedelic Blues: The Molochs – “No More Cryin”

  • October 13, 2016
  • 2 min read


The Molochs

“No More Cryin”

Velvet Glory

Now we know where the Yardbirds have been for the last four decades.  The Molochs “No More Cryin” is the best psychedelic blues I’ve heard since the Yardbirds, The Blues Magoos, the Count Five, well, I think you get the picture.  Now get the sound in your head, man.  This is such a molten piece of vinyl.  WOW.  I have to include this small bio from the guy himself:

First, let’s meet Moloch. You remember him, right? The ancient god, the child eater, the demander of sacrifice, the villain in Ginsberg’s Howl(and also real life) and now the personal antagonist of singer and songwriter Lucas Fitzsimons, who named his band the Molochs because he knew he’d have to make sacrifices to get what he needed, and because he always wanted a reminder of the Ginsbergian monster he’d be fighting against. And so this is how you make a record right now: you fight for every piece, and when Moloch takes apart your relationships and career potential and leaves you sleeping on couches or living in terrifying apartments and just about depleted from awful people involving you in their awful decisions, you grab a bottle of wine (and laugh at the cliché) and put together another song. And once you do that eleven hard-won times in total, you get a record like America’s Velvet Glory: honest, urgent, desperate and fearless because of it.

The Molochs are Lucas Fitzsimons, Ryan Foster, Cameron Gartung, Derek Cowart, and Mateo Leonardo.  What a group, strong in everything.  Check them out.

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