REVIEW: 18 Speed Tranny - "Fluid"

By Dan Century

Chain Border

Fluid18 Speed Tranny has hitched their cab to the rotting corpse of rock and dragged it from the grave. They've injected it with blues and reanimated it with fire. If you're ready for a greasy, hairy, muscular slab of sleaze, then Fluid is dripping ready for you. 18 Speed Tranny has all the evil of Sabbath, the sex and swagger of Zepplin, the stomp of AC/DC and the acid burn of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eddie Hazel. They are the essence of stoner rock.

Fluid rolls out slow and slippery with the acid-fried intro to Stoner Rock Chick, which turns on a dime into a full-blown, ass kicking stoner rock anthem. Control: A slow and sleazy slither through the jungle of your mind. The guitar both growls like a lion and moans like a woman about to orgasm, and all the while the bass and drums pump and push the song along like a late night belly grind in the hot summer heat.

Delusional: One shit-kicker of a song. I can feel the Devil's touch in this music. Fast paced, dark, with lots of juicy echo and a guitar riff that's nothing less than pure evil. Slammin', kick-ass drums! Great song writing too – lots of changes and tempos and even a super sweet organ riff. Fantastic! Save Yourself: Powerful, almost hypnotic drumming propels this slow but savage tune. This song will make you feel sleazy. It will make you wanna get laid. There's even a rock-jam solo part that's guaranteed to make you drive at least 20 miles over the speed limit.

Justice features a huge and unique guitar riff that really stands out and makes you take notice. You know where we're headed – for another "blow the doors off the tractor" solo rock-jam. Plastic Bag features an awesome cymbal sound. I don't know how they get it, but it sounds great. This band is super tight – they rock like a machine with a soul! Trust starts out with a drum beat that stomps like Godzilla on Tokyo and the guitar growls and breaths fire like that same mighty beast.

18 Speed Tranny destroy the competition. If you're looking for stoner rock in its purest form, listen no further than 18 Speed Tranny.

Contact Information:
Post: 18 Speed Tranny, 281 Parkchester, Elk Grove, IL, 60007, USA
Phone: (847) 357-8850
E-Mail: trannyrocks@yahoo.com

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