Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers
‘No’ Album launch show
West Indian Centre
Fighting Boredom reviewed the new album by Resurrection Men last week and were blown away by it, the album launch show looked pretty much unmissable and then we realised that the support was the time travelling psychedelic onslaught of Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers. A perfect match and we were there to be blown away one more time.
Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers arrive from the Jurassic era in their worn out, mud splattered time machine and wander onstage. The light casts their shadows on the side wall of the stage as tall, supernatural creatures and as you register that, the feedback starts. They let the whine and screech get to the point where you are practically begging for the music to start and they slam into the demented blues garage boogie that they seemingly summon up at will. The sound and rhythm is madness itself and when the vocal kicks in you know that this is a sound dredged deep from the bowels of the Earth infused with evil and confusion. The first song blows us away and it then just keeps escalating.