Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Pressurehed - Sudden Vertigo (1993)


A killer, industrial/punk/darkwave-informed take on Hawkwind-style space rock. Jittery, Suicide-esque drum machines, analogue synths, thick guitars, and FX-drenched vocals. There's also a sampled, incoherent racist rant on "Dead Air" that the band clearly isn't endorsing -- just thought I'd mention it.

Track listing:
1. Sudden Vertigo
2. Red Delta
3. Dead Air
4. God's House
5. Shockneck
6. The Right Stuff
7. Majestic 12
8. Man in Static
9. Time Slip
10. Conscious Controll
11. Wet Engines
12. Slo Blo

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  1. Cool! Tommy Grenas from Pressurehed was part of Nik Turner's 1994 Space Ritual tour, the Anubian Lights (with Lydia Lunch), and the reunited Brainticket and Chrome. That's a hell of a space rock resume!

  2. Excellent, thanks for this! I don't suppose you have their other 2 albums?

    1. I don't, haven't been able to track them down yet.