BROOKLYN GREASY GROOVERS MAKE A PIG’S EAR OF ALBUM NUMBER THREE THE HORSE (RIDINGEASY)
■ HEAD OVER to Blackout’s Facebook page and you’ll find an intriguing ‘Menu’ link that whisks you to a picture of 99¢ chilli dogs.which makes sense, because listening to The Horse is like having day-old dollar chilli dogs mulched into your ears. It’s not even the waffly sound that further muddies their bloated stonerisms, or that cackling Christian Gordy sounds like he’s flapping his gums in a wind tunnel. It’s that, crucially, these ropey grooves are just boring, capturing neither menace nor blottoed abandon. Let Em Ride bangs on a doldrum lurch for two eternal minutes, then once the band finally do wake up and kick into some serious groove they are promptly chucked off into the ditch again. Make no mistake, the only thing this horse is good for is the glue factory. DOWNLOAD: Holy Wood. FOR FANS OF: Melvins, Kyuss.