Endless Boogie | Full House Head

No Quarter Records (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 5, 2010
3.5 3.5 Stars


Most bands go through a period of refinement, where the loose-jamming phase gives way to taut compaction. But what if a band's loose jamming is also tight and dynamic — does that mean that said band can stay in the shed forever?

They can if they're Endless Boogie, a Brooklyn riff unit who make inchoate screaming and non-stop soloing come across as refreshing and appealing. On paper, the record seems like a chore: eight tracks ranging from five to 23 minutes, full of never-ending Blueshammer workouts.

But don't be fooled — not only do these guys know how to play, they know how to leave room for one another. Meaning that you have drone-ons and sharp-focus lead work blazing at all times without anyone's getting elbowed out of the spotlight. Guitarists Jesper Eklow and Paul Major make indulgent and seemingly formless dad rock that understands when to apply the pressure and when to sit back and cook, whether in the nearly 10-minute slow burn of "Top Dollar Speaks His Mind" or the, uh, nearly 10-minute slow burn of album opener "Empty Eye." If these dudes can keep cranking out this kind of high-grade schlock, here's hoping they never make it out of the garage.

  Topics: CD Reviews , Entertainment, Music
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   EARNING INTEREST IN MILLIONYOUNG  |  November 01, 2012
    It could be said that Mike Diaz, a/k/a MillionYoung, is living through the adolescence of his musical career.
  •   DIPLO DISHES A MAJOR LAZER  |  October 19, 2012
    After years of putting his sonic touches on other people's tunes, Diplo is hoping to finally step out into the light on his own.
    If, god forbid, Paul Ryan were to get elected vice president, we might have our first executive-branch hard-rock fan, which is somewhat in line with rock culture's slow shift from radical to conservative.
  •   MILLIGRAM BACK FOR ANOTHER STRIKE  |  October 12, 2012
    The history of rock and roll is endlessly cyclical, with each generation hitting "reset" and trimming the fat of a previous generation's indulgences, getting back to what is essential and absolutely needed.
  •   INTERVIEW: GOD SAVE JOHN LYDON  |  October 10, 2012
    When Sex Pistols impresario Malcolm McLaren coined the phrase "cash from chaos," he may have been describing his own filthy lucre, but for the members of rock's most explosive group, the fiduciary comeuppance was and has been eternally forthcoming.

 See all articles by: DANIEL BROCKMAN