Monday, April 4, 2011
Los Dug Dugs
Lion Productions comes through again, this time round offering up Mexican psych wizards Los Dug Dug's second album 'Smog', originally released in 1972. At the centre of the trio was Armando Nava who, after a rocky start to the album, composed the entire thing while locked away in his house for two weeks. Sung entirely in Spanish the first half of the album is dominated by twelve minute jam "Hagomoslo Ahora". The rest of the tracks are much shorter, "Cual es tu Nombre?" best shows off the album's chunky and brawny style with a rock 'n' roll sound you'd expect to find on an MC5 record. Los Dug Dug's then slam on the breaks with "Meditacion", an instrumental track curiously somber but equally as powerful as the rest of the songs on the album. 'Smog' is an unrelenting psych rock treasure reissued just in time for the melting summer days ahead.