The Psychedelic Swamp (CD)


Dr. Dog

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Amoeba Review

02/03/2016

Dr. Dog usually stays in their comfort zone making ramshackle, low-fi psych goodness. But The Psychedelic Swamp really mixes things up. Taking their (very rare) cassette-only EP from 2005, also named Psyhedelic Swamp, they dismantle it, chop it up, mix in new recordings, and use bits of chewing gum and school glue to piece it together. The result is a goofy album that feels like a weird collage, bouncing up-and-down in lunacy and having a good time doing it. The oscillating synths and a more polished production give the album the depth of modern pop, adding a kookier and moodier atmosphere that Dr. Dog's freak-outs needed. The root of Dr. Dog's greatness is still there with the drunkenly joyful guitars and disorganized-ish jam sessions where the joy and silliness of their music and lyrics pops out. The album takes strange detours too, with a spoken word interlude erupting the flow with strange poetry, "Badvertise" with its razor sharp and almost satiric edge, and "Bring My Baby Back" which feels like later-day glam. With an airy, light quality, Dr. Dog's brand of psychedelia is the frothier, sweeter version of modern psych that gives you space to breathe and silliness to laugh with.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Golden Hind
Dr. Dog 03:12
2.
Dead Record Player
Dr. Dog 03:31
3.
Swampadelic Pop
Dr. Dog 03:42
4.
Bring My Baby Back
Dr. Dog 03:48
5.
Holes In My Back
Dr. Dog 02:34
6.
Fire On My Back
Dr. Dog 02:37
7.
Swamp Descent
Dr. Dog 01:28
8.
Engineer Says
Dr. Dog 04:09
9.
In Love
Dr. Dog 03:07
10.
(swamp inflammation)
Dr. Dog 00:42
11.
Badvertise
Dr. Dog 03:24
12.
Good Grief
Dr. Dog 02:59
13.
Swamp Is On
Dr. Dog 03:42

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