Saturday 7 May 2022

GEEZER - Stoned Blues Machine (Album Review)

Release Date: May 20th 2022. Record Label: Heavy Psych Sounds. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Stoned Blues Machine - Tracklisting

1. Atomic Moronic

2. Logan's Run

3. A Cold Black Heart

4. Stoned Blues Machine

5. Broken Glass

6. Eleven

7. Saviours

8. The Diamond Rain Of Saturn


Pat Harrington – Guitar & Vocals

Richie Touseull - Bass

Steve Markota – Drums & Percussion


Cosmic Blues Unit GEEZER return with their new album Stoned Blues Machine and it’s the perfect description on how to describe the band’s music overall. The band fuse the Psychedelic Spaced Out Stoner Rock grooves of their last two albums. Psychoriffadelia and Groovy. Both different in so many different ways yet remarkably familiar as well. 

Stoned Blues Machine is GEEZER’s most Blues Rock based release since Psychoriffadelia and still manages to convey that heavy Cosmic sound that GEEZER have become known for. Perhaps far “looser” with a more easy going attitude compared to the last few releases. This album is more “BOOGIE” rock oriented which GEEZER haven’t done primarily for a while. 

There is still a “seedier” side to GEEZER on this album with dangerous lyrics contained throughout the album which you can hear from the excellent two opening tracks Atomic Moronic and Logan’s Run. The music is filled with Psychedelic/Cosmic/Blues Rock passages with Pat’s instantly recognizable vocals revelling in his “ringleader” role that has this wonderful showman quality to it all. 

The album ventures through heavy Cosmic/Psych based Stoner Rock moments with GEEZER on highly confident and inspired form. There’s a ton of great guitar solos contained on this album with excellent support from Richie on Bass and Steve on Drums providing the important musical foundations for GEEZER to truly work.

GEEZER don’t feel the need to reinvent themselves here which they did on their last two albums. This album shows a band wanting to play music for the sheer love of it all and the huge WEEDIAN aspect is always a damn good thing for a Stoner Rock/Metal album such as this

The album should be considered a celebration of what is great about GEEZER. Fantastic songs containing EPIC sounds and inventive ideas that only GEEZER can fully deliver.

Standout songs include: A Cold Black Heart, Stoned Blues Machine, Saviours and The Diamond Rain Of Saturn. With these tracks containing some of the heaviest and most “far-out” sounds that GEEZER have released to date. 

Stoned Blues Machine sees GEEZER working with Heavy Psych Sounds yet again and another EPIC reason why the album sounds incredible from start to finish. This album proves yet again why GEEZER are one of the most important and essential bands within the Stoner Rock/Metal underground scene. 

What else can I say about this album. Nothing much apart from - Add this album to your record collection now and just buy the DAMN THING!!!

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Claire at Purple Sage PR for the promo.

Stoned Blues Machine will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl via Heavy Psych Sounds from May 20th 2022.


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