This Ripple Music compilation double gatefold 7″ features Stone Axe, Mighty High, Sun Gods in Exile, and Grifter.
Shining the spotlight on a musical movement that’s ready to blast the world back four decades, the Heavy Ripples double 7” compilation features the sonic delights of four up and coming acts who embrace the sounds of rock n’ roll the way it used to be played: aggressive, uncompromising, honest, gritty, and most of all, fun! More than just an ode to the old school ways of rock n’ roll, these four bands embrace the lifestyle and the sounds of a bygone era.
70’s rock preservationists Stone Axe contribute a cover version of the Mos Generator tune, “Nightwolf;” Sun Gods in Exile, on loan from the incomparable Small Stone Records, turn in the southern-tinged “Over My Broken Bones;” the UK’s dirty grit-rockers Grifter offer up two tracks, “Small Man Syndrome” and the tongue-in-cheek nod to porn legend Ron Jeremy, “Hey Ron;” and Brooklyn’s favorite sons of punkified debauchery Mighty High drop the beastly “Hempaphobic.” First pressing is limited to 500 copies — grab one today!
All it took was one listen, and everyone here at GGR became huge fans of this band. Get yourself a copy here!
STONE AXE was formed in Bremerton Washington in 2008
by Tony Reed(Mos Generator/Treepeople) and Dru Brinkerhoff
(The Swinos)with the intention of recreating and preserving
the sounds of rock music from the 1970s. In 2009 Stone Axe
released their first full length ‘STONE AXE’ and then the tour EP
‘EXTENDED PLAY’ in time for their first US tour which included
Mykey Haslip(drums) & Mike DuPont(bass). During the first year
they also released three 7” singles and a 10” vinyl ep. The new album
‘STONE AXE II’ keeps the spirit of the 1970s fully intact. If ‘self
titled’ is 1968-71, then ‘stone axe II’ is ‘71-’74.
If you were to hear this album without the aid of any background information on its origins, your instincts would probably tell you it was 60’s-era rock, carefully unearthed from the vaults of an overlooked rock band along the lines of Free or Cream. The fact that it’s a new recording is a testament to the precision with which the group crafts not only their songs, but their sound. If you feel like you’ve exhausted your classic rock options, this is a great place to get a fresh start.
Dru Brinkerhoff and Tony Reed of Stone Axe