Old Music Tuesdays: Biblical Proof of UFOs
This Old Music Tuesday, I’m sharing some extremely lo-fi indie rock, so I apologize in advance for my douchebaggery. Biblical Proof of UFOs is a Los Angeles based stoner rock band. I recommend checking them out if you like Desert Sessions, Queens of the Stone Age, and/or Eagles of Death Metal. (Biblical Proof of UFOs collaborated on a track with Eagles of Death Metal on the special tour edition of their album Death By Sexy.)
I first heard of Biblical Proof of UFOs in 1999 due to the inclusion of one of their tracks on the Emo Diaries Chapter Three: The Moment Of Truth compilation from Deep Elm Records. (I was heavy into emo at the time.) The track, titled Cigar, was so good I had to buy the album. At the time, bpUFO (as the name is abbreviated) was strictly an instrumental rock band, so I was pleasantly surprised when their follow-up record, Interstellar Messages, was so heavily blues/psychedelic rock influenced. I’ve embedded the music video for the opening track on that album above.
Since the excellent Interstellar Messages, Biblical Proof of UFOs has released four more albums that continue to build on their unique take on the stoner rock style. I’ve enjoyed them all, but I don’t think that any have reached the sonic heights of Interstellar Messages. (8-Track Demo(n)s came close, though, and it includes a pretty awesome Rolling Stones cover.) You can get two of their newer albums for free by clicking this link. As I tend to listen to the earlier stuff almost exclusively, I’ve only included older work in my Grooveshark playlist, below.
My one complaint with the band, if I have one at all, is that when I saw them perform live a few years ago they didn’t play any old songs. Not even one. I was looking forward to singing along to the material I knew, but I didn’t get that chance. I understand that a band wants to promote the new stuff, but I think they should throw a bone to their older fans. (In the case of bpUFOs, the old songs are superior to the new songs they were playing.) I wasn’t the only one in the audience who was disappointed. Other than my negative live experience, bpUFOs is a band worth checking out if you enjoy blues, doom, sludge, and/or psychedelic rock. You can download their last two full length albums here. You can purchase their brand new one track album, Orbitals (I, II, III), by clicking here.
If you can’t see the playlist below, click here to be taken to my Grooveshark profile page. Thanks for listening!
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