Thursday, September 28, 2006
Allow me to introduce you to Lost Goat, as I'm sure many of you have never heard of them. They are a virtually unheard of band, yet they are extremely talented and unique.
Lost Goat is a power trio featuring Erica Stoltz on bass/vocals, Eric Peterson on guitar, and Tina Gordon on drums. If you could somehow mesh the sound of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, and Joan Jett, the result might sound something like Lost Goat.
I'm very apprehensive when it comes to female lead singers in rock because I feel that many of them try too hard to sing melodic, instead of cutting loose and letting a bit of soul out. Fortunately that's not the case here. Erica Stoltz is an amazing vocalist and serves up just the kind of dirty rock and roll that I love. Oh, and did I mention that she's an amazing songwriter and bass player as well?
Eric Peterson and Tina Gordon are amazing musicians in their own right. Peterson executes every note and riff on this album flawlessly. He mixes up his sounds well, going from fuzzy, to whining, to straight up pulse pounding riffs at the drop of a hat. Gordon's drumming is excellent and a perfect compliment to the heavy guitar riffs of Peterson, and vocals of Stoltz.
Equator is nothing less than an amazing album in my opinion and is definitely worth checking out if you're not familiar with the band.
1. Doin' Time
2. Bitter Pill
3. Downbound Train
4. White Dog/Purple Pussy
5. The Dirty Ones
7. Hell In Ruin
Download: Lost Goat - Equator (107.8MB)