If You live outside Norway it will cost a lot less to buy this version through Stickman Records.
Cover illustrations : Emile Morel
Cover art direction : Håvard Gjelseth
The only Trondheim band that ever got close to intimidating Motorpsycho was Cadillac. This band, lead by Per Borten, was a fearsome trio of madmen that for a while in the late 90s/early 00s were serious contenders. But as these things always seem to do, they imploded in a blizzard of drugs and other lunacy, and split up towards the end of the decade. Main man Per left town and started a couple of other successful bands (The Moving Oos, The New Violators) before settling down to concentrate on his record production skills in Halden in southern Norway. Midway through a pretty devastating breakup a couple of years ago, he ran into Bent and Kenneth from Motorpsycho, who promised they'd help him start a new kick-ass band dedicated to playing his songs if he moved home. On their urging, among other things, he decided to do just that last year. The 'psychos kept their word, and adding old friend Rolf Martin Snustad (Hopalong Knut, Samvirkelaget) on baritone sax, the line-up was complete and the new band - named Spidergawd - was born.
Musically, Per's new songs in many ways have a lot in common with the old Cadillac material, but with the Kapstad/Sæther rhythm section doing their thing and the added grunt of the baritone, it swings quite differently. There's also a new looseness and adventurous spirit in this music that few other of Per's previous projects has had, while it still retains the immediacy and energy of the best of them. Like a ZZ Top on MC5 drugs, Spidergawd's fuzzed out post-boogie assault is guaranteed to bring joy to every full blooded rocknroller's heart: a grin to his lips and a throbbing to her loins...
Crispin Glover Records in cooperation with Stickman Records is proud to present Spidergawd's first album. We hope you find as much goodness in it as we do!