Bottom - "You're Next"
(Small Stone Records 2005, SS-053)
From Aural Innovations #30 (February 2005)
I have only ever heard the one track on the High Times magazine Stoner rock compilation by this all female band from NYC. They are touted as the heaviest all female band ever. The CD opens with "Testimony Of The Mad Arab", and features the band tuning up and spacing out before they enter into track 2, "By a Thread". "By a Thread" begins with some nice melodies before the evil rumble from below creeps into the sound. The lyrics on this song are great, being both funny and tragic. The band have long tracks of strange feedback and angry vocals but most of the songs are strange instrumental adventures and very much remind me of the old Melvins (pre-90's). I have to say this band have a unique sound and while most people will hate this and not really think it is very musical and worth listening to, others will appreciate the art. So fuck off is basically the message presented here. Take what we give you and if you don't like it, tough shit!!!!!!!!
For more information you can visit the Bottom web site at: http://www.bottommusic.com.
Visit the Small Stone Records web site at: http://www.smallstone.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller