Horns of Ammon

by The Linus Pauling Quartet

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"Attention, mortal fools. The arrival of the new Linus Pauling Quartet album, Horns of Ammon , is nigh. After a three years of silence, the LP4 has risen from its deep undersea slumber. Already, as part of its three releases in three formats in one solar revolution, 2010 saw the band release a 7" vinyl split single with Austin sister-band ST 37. ST 37 contributed a fearful cover of Helios Creed's "Lactating Purple", while the Linus Pauling Quartet debuted "Monster", which will appear again on the forthcoming album.

The new album may shock fans of All Things Are Light, for, while the band is still frightful when it ramps up the Marshall stacks to full force stoner rock, those fans will have to await the upcoming double LP (tentatively titled Bag of Hammers) in early 2011. Instead, Horns of Ammon is an album of songs primarily dating back to 2003-2005, between C6H8O6 and All Things Are Light. With the exception of the two-chord, eleven-minute, drug-addled, pill-popping-biker-in-a-hail-of-gunfire chimp-rock anthem of “HAWG!!!” (originally released as a limited 13 CD for the Grey Ghost series), the tone here is clearly lighter and more melodic. While the guitars are still prominent, the vast majority of the songs focus more on texture and vocals as the band experimented with other styles and approaches. While the songs never fit into the tone of ATAL, the band always intended to find a home for these songs and thus HOA was born.

The album starts off not with a bang but with the dreamy-toned sigh of "Lost It All" which, drenched in layered guitars, organ and the almost melancholy vocals by Clinton Heider, suggests that this is not the beat-you-over-the-head stoner rock album fans have come to expect. Things become more anthemic with “Nowhere” as Charlie Horshack praises bars and Brazos Bend Park over wah pedal slathered guitars and RAWK guitar leads. “Monster”, the aforementioned single from earlier this year, follows with it’s neo-psychedelic guitar vortex of sound taking listeners on a Lovecraftian tale of alien possession. The LP4’s then moves to the unrepentant pop of “Porno In The Sink” with Charlie Horshack leading the chorus denouncing a roommate’s ill-advised filmmaking. The track is notable for the piano work of guest Keith Reynolds who was raging drunk in the studio. Don’t believe us? Note the erratic nature as the track opens as proof. Horshack follows with vocal duties on the straight up RAWK of “Concubine”, which boasts some excellent backing vocals by Carol Ann Sandin (who also takes over various keyboard and electronic duties on the album) and a lovely guitar solo trade off by Ramon Medina and Clinton Heider. The album then moves back into the quiet jangle of “I’ve Been Down” whose e-bowed guitar leads (Horshack) act as a bookend to the opening track.

For fans who demand that the LP4 turn their shit up, the album closes with the “Bonus” track reissue of “HAWG!!!” which originally appeared as CD #48 in the acclaimed series, Grey Ghost, curated by John Sears in 1997. If 11 minutes of two chords, ridiculous guitar leads, drugs, bikers, underage women, police chases, Otis Redding inspired rave-ups, and proselytizing on the true meaning of rock-and-roll doesn’t satisfy, then look down?. What do you see? Nothing, fool! Your balls have taken the first bus out of town because rock-and-roll is dead to you."

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released October 23, 2010

Horns of Ammon
1 Lost It All
2 Nowhere
3 Monster
4 Porno In The Sink
5 Concubine
6 I've Been Down
7 HAWG!!!



Written and Performed by the LP4:
Stephen Finley – Bass, Backing Vocals
Clinton Heider - Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Horshack - Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone
Larry Liska – Batterie, Backing Vocals
Ramon Medina – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Carol Ann Sandin – Electronics, Keyboards, Backing Vocals

With the assistance of
Keith Reynolds - piano on Porno in The Sink.

Recorded Mixed and Mastered @ Digital Warehaus in Houston, TX

Engineer and Mastered by: Stephen Finley
Assistant Engineers: Micheal Elfarniwarni, Roderick Williams, Andy De Angelo, Lord Hightower.
Mixed by The Linus Pauling Quartet

Cover Art by Christopher Cascio [ www.christophercascio.com ]


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“a core point about the Linus Pauling Quartet isn’t merely that they’re a great psych band, but a great band period, able to embrace a lot of styles and moods and work them well.” – All Music

"Anthemic, stupid and selflessly unrestrained, the LPQ eventually attain self immolation of sorts during the sprawling chaos."-Ptolemaic Terrascope (UK)
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Track Name: Lost It All
like the clock
upon the wall
like the shadows
in the hall
like the vision
that I saw
I lost it all
I lost it all

time is slipping
sliding by
in the days
and in the nights
who can tell me
wrong from right
I cannot hide
I cannot fight

through a window
through the fog
i see people
who've been caught
they got something
I ain't got
they never fought
and never lost
Track Name: Nowhere
There is nowhere I would rather be than in my car.
There is nowhere I would rather be than in my car.
With the windows rolled up and the radio turned on,
There is nowhere I would rather be than in my car.

There is nowhere I would rather be than in a bar.
There is nowhere I would rather be than in a bar.
With the drunken waiters all around, and everybody's tipping,
There is nowhere I would rather be than in a bar.

There is nowhere I would rather be than Brazos Bend Park.
There is nowhere I would rather be than Brazos Bend Park.
With the alligators all around, and everyone's a volunteer,
There is nowhere I would rather be than Brazos Bend Park.
Track Name: Monster
From beyond the doors of space and time
Cold and hungry protoplasmic slime
Gnawing at the hole inside my mind
Soon to breed and bring more of his kind

There's a monster­ living in my head
There's a monster­ living in my head
There's a monster­ living in my head
There's a monster­ living in my head

I cannot walk, or even stand
Now my limbs move at his command
Am I black god, or living man
Soon his brood will walk the land


Forgot my home, forgot my name
He and I are now the same
Forgot my home, forgot my name
He and I are now the same
Forgot my home, forgot my name
He and I are now the same

There's a monster­ living in my head...
Track Name: Porno In The Sink
I was disappointed when I saw you making porno in the sink
I was disappointed when I saw you making porno in the sink
I was disappointed when I saw you making porno in the sink
I was disappointed when I saw you making porno in my sink.

It's where I wash the dishes.
It's where I clean the baby.
It's where I rinse the shot glass.
I was disappointed when I saw you making porno in the sink.

Making porno in the sink is wrong -
It's in the Bible.
Making porno in the sink is wrong -
Just ask your mother. IT'S FILTHY!
It's the worst thing you can do to your body.

You were doing anal.
You were doing midgets.
You were doing threesomes.
With double penetration... GO!

We were disappointed!
We were disappointed!
We were disappointed!
I was disappointed when I saw you making porno in the sink.

Straighten up baby. Fly right.
Track Name: Concubine
I am a sailor, I sail the seven seas.
She could've been a princess if she were royalty.
I got wasted Friday night when we were out on leave.
Woke up next afternoon and I could not believe.

I had a concubine
And she is oh so fine.
The contract says that she is mine.
Until the end of time.

She is not an equal, but she is not a slave.
She'll give my eulogy when I am in my grave.
She makes us chicken; we picnic in the park.
I eat the white meat, and she eats the dark.

She is my concubine
And she is oh so fine.
The contract says that she is mine.
Until the end of time.

I was a sailor, I've spent my life at sea.
She could've been a princess if she were royalty.
I paid a heavy price but it's worth every cent.
And if you had one too then you'd know what I meant.

You'd have a concubine
And she is oh so fine.
The contract says that she is mine.
Until the end of time.
Track Name: HAWG!!!
Well I get up in the morning
and I see her standing there
700 pounds of gleaming chrome
just a waitin’ to ride

My old lady told me
you got to be gone before the dawn
I ain’t gonna disagree
Yeah, I got to be free

Grab my ape hangers
shoot off into the sun
but a man needs a woman
I'm gonna go get me one

And I see her standin’ on the corner
underneath the streetlight
a little girl about 16
and I swoop down like an eagle
like an eagle on a little lamb
and I say, Hey Baby
I said, Hey Baby
I want you to do one thing
I want you to do one thing
yeah, just one thing
oh, one thing

Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, jump on the back of my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, jump on the back of my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, jump on the back of my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, jump on the back of my Hawg

We head off on down the highway
on 1600 CCs of power
That girl is making me crazy
oooh, yeah

She says, what you got for me daddy?
I got a whole bag of pills
I got some that are red
I got some that are blue
I got some little yellow ones, motherfucker, I don't know what the fuck they do

Ah yeah, well I say baby
Oh yeah, before you get down
I want you to do one thing
I want you to do one thing
Whoa, baby, oh yeah, just one thing

Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg

Let's bring it down boys
There's a lot of people out there
Who think they know what rock & roll is all about
and that's a lie
Cause it's not about politics, or hairstyles, or fancy record deals
It's about taking drugs, and shhitt.... I don't know what the fuck
Yeah, it's about fast cars and fast women
it's about marshall stacks and, uh, and uh, hearing loss
and rockers and sleaze and eating canned peas
and living every day like it's your last
But there's one thing missing
I can't figure it out baby
one thing missing, and I think I know what it is
In the long history of rock and roll, I know there's only one thing, only one thing that I need
and I think it's your ass, it's your ass, baby, yeah it's your ass on this seat, baby

Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg

I took that little woman all the way to L.A., with the police on my tail
bullets flying in my hair, but baby I just don't care,
We scream out into the sunset
We got nothing to lose
We ate all our pills and drank all our booze
so what the hell is left to do, yeah
I say baby, yeah, I say baby, I want you to do one thing
I want you to do one thing
yeah just one thing
yeah just one thing

Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg
Jump on the back of my Hawg, pretty baby, come on & jump on my Hawg