A: Mirrors, it's all done with mirrors.
In published accounts, critics have compared SPECULA's sound to that of.....
Chrome, the Stooges, the Fall, Throbbing Gristle, Royal Trux, the Troggs, Residents, Motorhead, the Move, Helmet, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Suicide, and the Seeds
Those same critics have described the SPECULA sound using the following words.......
Overstimulated elation, Definable yet unknowable sound, Hummable hard rock and roll, A take-it-all-or-leave-it-alone proposition, Mangy wreck-room sound, Mean-and-playful,
Stooge-oid murk, Glam-rock swagger, Merging of technology and punk, Drug-fueled pulsating mind-meld, Sick and funny stuff, Oscillating between chaos and tightly controlled scary rock songs, Delicious uglitude, Brutally tastey, Delightfully crunchy industrial garage rock, Subverto-pop-punk, Righteous rockin'sometimes spacy heartfelt shit, Cock rock with brains, The musical equivalent of a stool sample
These critics have used these words to describe Specula's sonic elements......
Filthy sub-garage riffing, Total wierdness, HAVING Ghastly slurping percussion, Abrasive guitar churning, Lystergically soaked guitars, Fucked up wah wah pedals, CONTAINING: Consise oddly sunny songwriting, Inviting pop hooks, Some greasy guitar, and BEING: the bastardized garage-bred half-cousin to arena rock, a force to be reckoned with, a Snubber of convention.
You tell us! Do the critics know anything ????????
SPECULA is a Chicago act, formed in 1991, has 7 releases, Features psycho-sonic mad man Specter Spec at the helm and a rotating door of cohort-musicians such as
Blackie Onassis, C.Jay, J. Larry, J. Benjamin, Billy Simmons, Weasel Walters, Mike Zelenko, Sigh Moan, and the list continues!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Desolation Nightmare
2. She Walks in Sunshine
3. Hello Pain
4. Forever Loving You
5. Can't We All?
6. Stand By
7. Rock Stepper
9. Steal Your Love