Funk rock occultists, The Velcro Lewis Group, bring the harmonies of Motown, the groove of Stax, the drugs of Hawkwind, and the drive of Bohannon to their own LSD-laced barbecue of sound. Led by blind frontman, Velcro Lewis--along with 5-octave range singing drummer Hawk Colman, soul-injected guitarist Travers Gauntt, groove-hammering bassist Halden Spoonwood, and sonic menace Lawrence Peters on electric washboard and bass vocals--The Velcro Lewis Group seamlessly create ass-kicking future-funk rock n' roll. All aboard the spaceship Impala
White Magick Summer LP reviews-
“Imagine Robert Johnson approaching the crossroads with a bong and a copy of the first Frijid Pink record…” - Shindig!
"Velcro Lewis Group's "White Magick Summer" is full of veritable fist-pumpin, call-to-arms anthems, albeit drenched in a stoned haze and a truly rare commodity-- personality. Phil Hunger's jaw-dropping guitar spectrum (from chicken-pickin to feral blasts), Hawk Coleman's soaring soul-shouts, Velcro's biker gargles, topped off by Lawrence Peter's fierce washboard (yes, washboard) all makes for a satisfying psyched stew. "Steam Powered man" comes off like acid-era Chambers Brothers or maybe a more fully fleshed-out Death (from Detroit) on stimulants, as chugging washboard (yes washboard!) and overamped guitars (some stunning Tony Hill-like slide work too) drive the whole reverbed runaway train off the tracks. "Fall to Pieces" holds together nicely with a fried garagey keyboard line, while waves of wah wah and delayed background vocals cascade in and out. Electric Mud(dy) and late 60s Edwin Starr duke it out on "Half A Man" while a gang of rowdy bikers circle their cycles--then all are seemingly sucked into a vacuum during the space-out ending. "Trouble Down Below" has all the bluster of Steppenwolf and Mountain, but with a barreling bassline that will scare you shitless and some strange middle-eastern horns (synth?) that sends the whole thing into another universe—and that’s just side 1! Fiercely satisfying through and through." - Signal To Noise