Is it possible local freaks Friends of Dennis Wilson actually recorded "Flowermaze" inside the cavernous fantasy tunnel that connects the drug habits of the 1960s to those of 1984 and Creation Records? Because that's what this track sounds like. Echoes stir more echoes, and clouds of static obscure the weird whispered vocals, and just when you think they're gonna go comatose (or at least eat all of your food), the Friends prick the ending into a clanging, catchy rave-up. Frijid Pink tripping balls on Psychocandy.
Jan. 12 at The Belmont, 10215 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck; 313-871-1966. With Mr. Gnome, the Birdogs & more.
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