“Having a Rave Up” key track from lysergic new platter…
By Blurt Staff
No, it’s not a Yardbirds (look up that ref…) tribute, but it IS a tribute to ‘60s psych/garage/pop gems of yore: “Having a Rave Up,” from the Boston band’s recently released studio album, Psychsploitation Today (Lolipop and Burger Records). Blurt reviewed their 2015 album Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive and this new one’s even more cranium-crunching. We are advised thusly, of the evolutionary genre grinders (yeah, we stole that description): “While the Prefab Messiahs originally started performing their own lo-fi brand of post-punk, psych, garage-pop in the early ‘80s, along with working with ‘outsider psych legend’ Bobb Trimble at the time, it wasn’t until their early music was re-released a few years ago on Burger Records that media and fans alike started to connect the dots from The Prefabs to today’s garage-psych artists such as Ty Segall, Oh Sees, White Fence, King Tuff and others.”
Here’s that rave up song:
Check out an equally trippy clip from late last year, “Everything U No.” Then the group’s Trump-centric vid for “The Man Who Killed Reality.” Convinced yet? Raise your hands, all fellow Abunai! and Bobb Trimble fans… then surf over to the Messiahs’ Facebook page for more details, tour dates, and cool stuff.