Ribeye Brothers If I Had A Horse...

Now some might argue that the boys from Monster Magnet have side-projects because the Magnet's big stadium sell-out leaves them with the need to explore their own musical loves independently, or it's because Monster Magnet is basically "the Dave Wyndorf Show." Either way, the Ribeye Brothers is a collaboration between Monster Magnet's original vocalist and current advisor/lighting and special effects master Tim Cronin and drummer Jon Kleiman. With Jon playing all of the instruments and Tim back behind the mic, they take us on a back road journey to an inbred homestead where psychedelic garage rock meets demented country-billy. With heaps of hurtin' songs about booze, boots and betrayal, you can tell the boys spent a lot of time with their tongues planted in their chewin' tobacco-filled cheeks. Along with their originals they do even campier, over-the-top, stompin' country versions of '60s British freak-beat act the Creation's "How Does It Feel To Feel" and Ringo Star's Beatles classic "Don't Pass Me By." However, their covers of a couple of tunes by obscure '60s Detroit high school garage punks the Keggs are a little more reverent; there's no resisting psychedelic garage rock with a twang. It's a hayride from hell and it's a hell of a hayride. Yeeehaw! (Meteorcity)