In the newest edition of Famous Class Records’ “Less Artists More Condos” 7” split series, the label brings #10 with San Francisco groups FUZZ (which includes former Bay Area garage rocker Ty Segall) and CCR Headcleaner, the psych sludge band that is currently tearing up the scene.
In an unorthodox move, FUZZ covers The Kinks’ “Till The End Of The Day” in their normal (but abnormal for The Kinks) stoner-garage-rock style. The song takes the same melodic stance as the original version, but combines it with Segall’s screeching, reverbed vocals. They even incorporate an insane guitar solo in the middle of all their power chords. It’s utterly addictive.
CCR Headcleaner takes a different approach, performing one of their signature original songs, “Free The Freaks,” which is slow, sludgy, and heavy. I mean heavy. This is all accompanied by vocals that make you feel like you’re walking in quicksand. Catch both songs at the end of this post.
The split will take all of its digital proceeds and donate them to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save The Music, which looks to restore instrumental music education in public schools around America. It’s a good cause, everyone. Don’t be that person.