Lord Fowl ought to be a hard drivin’ stoner rock band from Connecticut, what with all the crunch n’ roll to be found on their sophomore album, Moon Queen, but the truth of it is, they’re really a cock rock band from planet motherfucker on one of them unflappable good-time missions. Sure, songs like “Mutate,” “Streets of Evermore,” “Woman King,” and “Hollow Horn” have plenty of chug n’ puff to ‘em, but the majority of Moon Queen is strut n’ groove KISS worship slathered in melodic licks and arena-sized hooks. The sentiments expressed by their debut, Endless Dynamite, are still on full display here, Moon Queen packed with mean, explosive fun, and I’d be shocked if fire hoses and wet tees weren’t as commonly sighted at a Lord Fowl show as bloodshot eyes and Jack-soaked dreams. You know, it really doesn’t matter what Lord Fowl throws your way, be it the boss boogie of the title track or the Thin Lizzy vibe of “The Queen is Not Impressed” or the extremely addictive chorus of “SOS” or the cosmic psych of “Pluto,” because it’s equally meaty and juicy, which is a powerful and glorious combination.
Listen to a handful of tracks from Moon Queen by Lord Fowl!
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