Howlin Rain / Wild Life
Album: Wild Life   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Howlin Rain   Added:Jul 2011
Label:Three Lobed Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-09-18 Pull Date: 2011-11-06
Week Ending: Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9 Oct 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 04, 2013: Home Free
Wild Life
4. Nov 09, 2011: razor's edge
Black Sangria
Black Sangria, Wild Life
5. Oct 19, 2011: razor's edge
Black Sangria
3. Nov 13, 2011: lost and found
Wild Life
6. Oct 11, 2011: Ghost Trees
Black Sangria

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-09-16
Retro, psychedelic rock music. Ethan Miller (of Comets on Fire) leads a local, Grateful Dead-loving, California hippy jam band. Both sides are long pieces - the first being an indulgent, bluesy, glazed interpretation of a McCartney song, while the second is a frenetic, loose, improvised piece. Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and Neil Young channeled to the present with a taste for noise. I saw Howlin’ Rain perform in Golden Gate Park a few years ago and that was probably the ideal location to enjoy this brand of throwback excess. Other Comets on Fire members play guitars and drums on this. This can be played on any KZSU general music show - I think Francis and Dizzy Jackson would love the first side. Good stuff.

Side A. Wings cover. Major 60s organ epic ballad jam feel, strained vocals, massive guitar solo passages. Scratches that epic classic rock San Francisco 1969 hippy itch. (15:08)
Side B: Freaky psych fusion, upbeat, messy, jam. A touch of jazz with keys, a little bit more atonality, and noodly solos. (16:28)

Track Listing
1. Wild Life   2. Black Sangria