Altamont Help You Walk A Mile In The Fat Man's Shoes

I hate the 4th of July. All these sick flag wavers mindlessly celebrating their imagined freedoms in a country where the mightly dollar rules, where corpate financed used car salesmen acts as mouthpieces for evil... Oh forget it, I'll leave that to Mr. Biafra.

Thing is, I was sitting around depressed on July 4 with the curtains drawn to keep out the sun, playing old CDs by the Smiths, watching Eraserhead with the sound off, when I noticed a package I'd tossed behind the couch.

Inside was this 10", five song EP by a group called Altamont, from Frank Kozik's Man's Ruin label. Now Kozik's a friend of ATN, so as favor to the poor guy, I figured the least I could do was check out his new stuff.

Now that didn't mean that I was actually gonna lisen to the damn thing, but out of sheer boredom I started reading the press release. And after I got done reading it, I thought that, perhaps, on a lazy Saturday, with everyone still recovering from that sad cocktail of beer and fireworks, I'd share it with you.

The press release:

"Altamont": 'All we wanted to do was dance...' But reality, in the form of Hell's Angels with pool cures, intervened. And the fat man got his taste of lovein'.... Altamont. Dale Crover (Melvins' drummer) and the rhythm section from Acid King. Help you walk a mile or two in the fat man's shoes. This 10" offers you five excellent tracks of heavy, Steppenwolf vibed Southern freedom rock with a definite dark-psych edge. So take a couple of 'tabs' of that bad brown acid, hop on your hog and get ready to feel the rush. A limited pressing of 2000 on clear red vinyl. Comes with a special Clint Eastwood tribute sleeve, assembled by Kozik, that redefines the term 'copyright infringement'. Tracks: 'Pluto Washinton's Introduction,' 'Sall Greensnake,' 'Red Jackson,' 'Casino' and 'Pluto Closes Shop.' "

Have a real nice day.