Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs: Detroit Invasion LP (The End Is Here, 2014)

February 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Kim Fowley's Psychedelic Dogs: Detroit Invasion LP

Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs: Detroit Invasion LP

Kim Fowley live at the Hamtramck Blowout in 2012 with some local musicians, produced by Matthew Smith of Outrageous Cherry. Basically it’s Kim doing his thing with younger musicians improvising behind him and trying to keep up. Not all that different in concept than a newer Lee Scratch Perry LP. Fowley often instructs the musicians on which directions to go in, when to sing along, and things like that. The most striking moment is the album’s final song, “Death”, which Fowley introduces by saying that he was asked what is next project was… and his response was that death is his next project. And so the band breaks into a cheery song where Fowley seems excited about dying soon. And of course, a month after this album was released, he died. It seems shocking at first, but after I listen to it a couple times, it makes me feel like I can only hope I have a similar non-morbid attitude toward death when I get to be his age. I just need to make sure that I live a life that’s worth being proud and cheerful about until then. As in, not doing all the sleazy things this guy did. R.I.P.

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