Impose posted their Top 25 records of 2011 and “Blood & Venom” is $#10!
10. White Mystery – Blood & Venom
Two messes of red hair that happen to be brother and sister put out a whole bunch of fuzz and loud drums that would make Mark Arm weep with appreciation. There is so much rock and roll knowledge crammed into Blood & Venom, that it’s almost unfair. Sabbath, The Runaways, The Sonics – turned up to eleven.
Although I was still a bit under the weather, I made a stop at Park Slope, Brooklyn’s Rock Shop to catch Shark? and White Mystery at Rock Shop…White Mystery played more of an old school straightforward garage rock informed by the Chicago blues. In its simplicity and raw power, it draws comparisons to Howlin’ Wolf and the other great bluesmen but the major difference to me is that as primal as Alex and Francis White’s music is, they deliver it with a manic, childlike glee (more…)