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Dead Meadow

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4.15 | 25 ratings | 3 reviews | 16% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sleepy Silver Door (7:32)
2. Indian Bones (6:39)
3. Dragonfly (3:50)
4. Lady (4:30)
5. Greensky Greenlake (4:34)
6. Beyond The Fields We Know (9:31)
7. At The Edge Of The Wood (3:36)
8. Rocky Mountain High (4:34)

Total time 44:46

Bonus Video on 2006 remaster:
Rocky Mountain High Show #2 April 24th 1999 Velvet Lounge Washington D.C. (3:46)

Line-up / Musicians

- Jason Simon / guitar, vocals
- Steve Kille / bass
- Mark Laughlin / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Steve Kille

CD self-released (2000, US)
CD Tolotta Records ‎- TOL06 (2000, US)
CD XEMU Records ‎- XM-1013 (2006, Europe) Remixed by Tom Gloady, Includes a live video
CD XEMU Records ‎- XM-1013 (2006, US) As above

LP Planaria Recordings ‎- PR007 (2001, US)
LP XEMU Records ‎- XM-1013LP (2015, US)

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DEAD MEADOW Dead Meadow ratings distribution

(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(16%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (36%)
Collectors/fans only (24%)
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Review by The Wizard
5 stars It is truly a feat the music this ear shattering heavy and monolithic is so relaxing and organic at the same time. And to imagine that it came from the DC scene, where hardcore punk was the standard is even more puzzling. Dead Meadow see to have came straight from outer space. Their music echoes of a spiritual vibe that is absolutely otherworldly. However in reality they are just a bunch of kids with a love of Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, as well as the surreal imagery that exist in their lyrics.

The album opens with Sleepy Silver Door, which is powered by a riff that is as power as it is beautiful. The songs drones along, drums plodding along at a classic stoner rock tempo as singer Jason Simon guiding us along on a surreal journey through mysterious lands masterfully illustrated by the groups instrumental prowess. The albums dreamlike qualities are perfectly demonstrated, before the Blue Cheer style boogie of Indian Bones. Yet even throughout the faster moment of the album, the psychedelic and dreamlike quality is maintained.

Jason Simon's masterfully played guitar solos are quite possibly the highlight of the album. His use of the wah metal to add to texture and feel is amazing. He treats the pedal like a child rather than just another effect to blast at the audience. The rhythm section of Steve Kille and Mark Laughlin are also masters of their craft, creating the powerhouse that drives Dead Meadow's sound.

So basically you'd be doing yourself a lot of good by checking out Dead Meadow, they're a band every fan of psychedelic music needs to hear. I honestly cannot imagine myself being a true fan of psychedelic without having heard this band, and this album perfectly represent their earth shattering sound.

Review by Warthur
4 stars Dead Meadow's tripped-out heavy psych style finds hem working on the borderland of stoner rock, but whereas much stoner rock revolves around 1970s nostalgia, Dead Meadow sound like the real thing - like a group scooped up from the early 1970s, carried forward in time on waves of bong smoke and by the power of their esoteric jams and given a modern studio to craft their works in. The riffs are a little heavier, but more or less everything else here follows the heavy psych playbook to perfection. It isn't perfect or revolutionary, but it's a fun diversion for anyone who likes a bit of the old space rock.

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5 stars Dead Meadow are one of the premier psychedelic bands to come out of the U.S. in the past 20 years. Their self-titled debut is a showcase of retro, bong-rattling psychedelic rock to the highest (no pun intended) degree. On this album they mix the heavy, fuzzy riffage of Black Sabbath, the wah-wah ... (read more)

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