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Review of Adam West/Powder Monkeys split 7" in I-94 bar - July 2001

THE WIZARD - Powder Monkeys b/w REAL COOL TIME - Adam West (Fandango)
No surprise the Monkeys are covering a Black Sabbath song (a B side to "Paranoid", I've I don't miss my bet). Bored!, the band from whose loins they sprang went through a Sabb-obsessed phase. Tempos may be a bit slacker than we're used to hearing but there's no letting up on the remarkable power. The harp and Tim Hemesley's amazing vocals only enhance it. The real surprise is the Adam West track: This Washington DC vehicle for the shy and retiring Jake Starr have been around for yonks but haven't figured on the I-94's playlists. This is an error that needs to be corrected, quick smart, on the strength of this. It is, of course, the Stooges chestnut but delivered in stunning style. From the dirty bassline intro to the guitar crescendo, it's one of the best Stooges covers you're likely to hear (and there have been a few!) Jake's vocals more than measure up.
-The Barman, I-94 bar, July 2001

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