Saturday, June 27, 2020



Look at the album cover, and understand you'll get exactly what you expect when you play this album:  repetitive, fuzzy, crunchy stoner doom.  Dope Smoker's self-description is all you need to know:

"Dope Smoker are a 3 piece rock group from South West Wales where everyone smokes dope & surfs"

If you are familiar with this band, you're getting exactly what you expect.  If you are not, prepare to enter a heavy trance-like state where heavily distorted guitar and bass combine with lazy, hypnotic vocals and plodding drums to make you forget what you've been doing all day.  This is as good a tune as any on this release:

Here's a video the band put together that I think is hilarious.  It contains part of the opening tune, "Go Away":

Dope Smoker are:

Gareth "Lightnin'" Hopkins - Guitar/Vocals
Andrew "Boots" Woods - Drums
Neil "G" Gwyther - Bass

For years, Dope Smoker has given us their music for free on Bandcamp and this has made me happy to pay the $6.17 for this album.  Every once in a while, Dope Smoker is exactly what I need to listen to.
In the words of the late Wayne Static, "Tune it in, chill out, drop dead, I need a fix" 

Please share this.  Until next time!

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