released: 1999-11-15 )
Oneida / Songs: Ohia
"Fat Bobby's Black Thumb" / "Journey On"
On "Fat Bobby's Black Thumb", Oneida conjure up the spirit of a forgotten past. They bring to mind some of the best hard rock bands of the past thirty years, from the heaviosity of Deep Purple and Blue Cheer to the hooks of Humble Pie and Foghat to the attitude and dirty swagger of early Alice Cooper Band and Budgie. On "Journey On", Songs: Ohia presents the quintessential slow, prodding epic full of barbed guitar solos. Maybe it is a song like this that kids rolling by in their jacked up Metros should be blaring to show just how hard they can be. ʇ