The Out of Limits release Drinking Scotch from the Skull of John the Baptist with the Gunman from the Grassy Knoll

The Out of Limits - Drinking Scotch from the Skull of John the Baptist with the Gunman from the Grassy Knoll

When I saw people talking about getting this album from The Southern Surf Stomp this past weekend, I was wondering how long it would be until I could get a copy. Not long it turns out!

This is the first LP from The Out of Limits after in 2015. They've lost a bit of their ferocious edge in the meantime but they've gotten a little more ambitious and exploratory in the meantime. Meanwhile, the rest of the instrumentation has stepped up a bit as well with some great extra noises (for lack of better identification) worked into the melody of "Escape from Tharsis", which may be the highlight track for me.

I don't think I particularly love the ordering of tracks on this, and I mention this because I think you should push through if the first three don't grab you. They're still good tracks but 4-7 are where this album really shines. "Kushticaw" is a nice balance between a guitar odyssey and a club stomper, and the title track drips with the mystery that the title demands. The last two tracks are reappearances from their introductory EP, and they've definitely matured a bit and benefit from the studio treatment.

Some cool Stephen Blickenstaff album art this one. You can see it in person if you order the CD version or you can always grab the download.

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