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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Bad Liquor Pond - Blue Smoke Orange Sky (Good Psychedelia US 2012)


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Outstanding follow up to their only other album I could find, Radiant Transmission (check that one out if you haven't already). This is a more consistently solid effort and I've had it on heavy rotation. Bad Liquor Pond is a 60s influenced psychedelic alternative type of band from Baltimore, an obvious comparison would probably be Brian Jonestown Massacre for most people although I would compare them more to Asteroid #4 and House of Fire. 


The first four songs are all incredibly great, catchy tunes with plenty of great sounding guitars and memorable hooks. They go more psychedelic and bring out the sitars for Great Planes and Silence in You. The remainder of the album mixes up some slower and more rockin' guitar based songs. The Crescent Ship and Apocalyptic Love Jam are probably my two favorite tunes but there are no bad songs on here.


Bad Liquor Pond was a psychedelic rock band based in Baltimore, Maryland. formed in 2006, the group released 3 albums, "The Year of the Clam, " "Radiant Transmission," "Blue Smoke Orange Sky" & the 7" vinyl single "Let The River Come."

Bad Liquor Pond is a psychedelic rock group hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. Originally formed in late 2005, the band started off as a 3 piece act and worked hard toward developing a recognizable sound and gaining a local audience in the Baltimore / DC area. In 2006 the band contributed a song to the “Turn on Your Mind” compilation released by Psilocybin Sounds in the U.K. along with other widely known psychedelic acts including The Quarter After (with members of the Brian Jonestown Massacre The Asteroid #4, etc.) 

Through the rest of 2006 and 2007 the band constantly played shows and worked on recording, bringing Paul Fuller on board to fulfill the drumming responsibilities while original drummer, Poridge Blackwell shifted to bass guitar. After releasing their debut album “The Year of the Clam” in August of 2007 on Baltimore’s MT6 Records, Bad Liquor Pond embarked on a small tour of the north east coast and in the following months gained attention from local, national and international outlets.

In January of 2008 Bad Liquor Pond performed live on the Pat Duncan Show on WFMU 91.1 in New Jersey and shortly afterward founding member / guitarist Bobby Parrish decided to leave the group for personal reasons. Immediately following Bobby’s departure the band began recording their second album and recruited Melvis Fargas on guitar.

August 8th, 2008 marked the release of Bad Liquor Pond’s 2nd album “Radiant Transmission” (Morphius Records / MT6 Records). This album branches off from the drone oriented mystical vibe of the first record and follows the band further along their journey into the depths of modern psychedelic rock and roll. Bad Liquor Pond’s sophomore offering draws from even more influences, incorporating elements of rhythm and blues, garage rock, psychedelic and Americana. 

The new CD has gotten nothing but great reviews so far and the band has continued playing through 2009 in support of the record, playing with national acts such as Xiu Xiu, Glasvegas, Spindrift, Hopewell, The Black Hollies, Strangers Family Band and Heavy Hands. 

Currently, the band is preparing to head back up to New York at the end of August in support of the release of a new 2 song limited edition 7” vinyl pressing that will be released around the same time.

The band has since dissolved and recruited new musicians, recording a full length album under the new name, MORELS.

Bad Liquor Pond was a psychedelic rock band based in Baltimore, Maryland. formed in 2006, the group released 3 albums, "The Year of the Clam," "Radiant Transmission," "Blue Smoke Orange Sky" & the 7" vinyl single "Let The River Come."

The band has since dissolved and recruited new musicians, recording a full length album under the new name, MORELS, Released in 2015.

01. The Crescent Ship 03:52
02. Bad Liquor pond - Hallways 04:47
03. New Reality 03:49
04. Apocalyptic Love Jam 04:59
05. Great Planes 04:17
06. Silence In You 01:59
07. Down With Barrel Fever 03:01
08. Blue Smoke Orange Sky 03:40
09. Electric Splash 03:39
10. Echos in Amber 04:40
11. Nothing Surreal 06:18

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