Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Factotum - Fortune Teller (2013)

Remember that scene in Back to the Future where Michael J. Fox rocked out, scared the crowd, and then said “I guess they aren’t ready for that yet?” Sure you do! It is the scene that robbed black musicians of the creative spark that started rock ‘n roll and handed it over to some white kid from the future that loved Huey Lewis. Great scene: shit message.

But what would it have been like if Michael J. Fox had played something really out there on that stage? Maybe Acid Mothers Temple drops into the show, in all their aged Japanese hippy glory, and produces a 30 minute psychedelic jam experiment? Now that would have been a movie! In fact, if AMT have not thought of it yet, I hope they use this as an impetuous.

I am not sure why I thought of that scene in Back to the Future when I first heard Factotum’s “Fortune Teller.” Maybe because it has hints of traditional rock n’ roll, but really turns up the psychedelics to 11 and produces some ultra muddled garage rock. It is good shit, even if it came out in 2013 and not the 1950s. Well worth a listen garage rock fans.

Get it here:
Factotum – Fortune Teller (2013)


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