I took to listening to Jody Seabody & The Whirls more on a whim then anything else. A first brief listen to their sound provoked some interest as did the name and the album art. First, there's no Jody Seabody. Actually, there's no chick in the band whatsoever. At least not that I could tell. Maybe she's hiding behind an amplifier. Just four dudes from Houston, but channeling music from the Haight-Ashbury district of San Fransisco in 1969.
The Whirls' music is a fusion of classic melodic rock, psychedelic rock, some country and stoner stuff too, and it's all cast in this lo-fi garage rock atmosphere. Additionally, listening to some of the twists and turns of Grassman or Battle, you might hear a nod to progressive rock. What you will catch, undoubtedly, is some exceptional guitar work, a combination of solid riffs and solos, both electric and acoustic. Sometimes, a lot of times, Seabody goes with that fuzzed and spaced out groove common to the psych rock genre. Then, just to make things even weirder, with Charlemagne Pt. 1 & 2,the band takes those same riffs, makes them more raw and crunchy, and then stirs them into a punk, near hardcore, motif. In terms of overall "sound" it's probably the grittiest garage rocker of the bunch. In some sense, you might call The Whirls' music eclectic. While hardly novel, it's definitely interesting and worth a turn in your iPod, if anybody uses those anymore.
The Whirls' music is a fusion of classic melodic rock, psychedelic rock, some country and stoner stuff too, and it's all cast in this lo-fi garage rock atmosphere.
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