There’s one album where Spindrift are completely the psychedelic spaghetti-western band they’re popularly presumed to be—the soundtrack for their movie The Legend of God’s Gun, which recalls such mind-debriding Italian oaters as Django Live (If You Shoot, Kill!) and Matalo! in both music and mood. But they’re a high-powered live band with a wide selection of originals, too, and they apply a cinematic sense of dynamic to the supercharged sound of classic garage-rock bands like the Lollipop Shoppe, the Misunderstood and the Bull of the Woods-era 13th Floor Elevators. Pink Floyd and Can could pull the same sort of trick—movie music that doesn’t necessarily need the movie to be music.
Tue., Aug. 4, 10 p.m., 2009


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