by Claudio Sorge
issued on Rockerilla #110 October 1989
Banished like infected, considered to be unreliable fellows by a lot of American
independent labels, the Morlocks returned to the (underground) scene with a line-up changed
of which the infamous Leighton and the guitarist Tom Clarke are still members. Maker of the
operation "comeback" is our
old dear Ron Rimsite who, through his own Earache Records, has produced the small vinyl of this
San Diego's band.
The A-side is a remaking of
She's My Fix (formerly on
Alive, but different); the track is very faster in this new version: you can hear the solos
(at last!) and a bad recording doesn't damage them. The group offers
the usual strong late sixties hard rock, how it was expected naturally: Savage Resurrection
meets Stooges (evil age
approximately Raw Power!).
You Must Not Be Seen As I Am is an absolute unreleased track. Leighton sings
it with his habitual perversion/sweetness vocal. It's a slow piece,
sinuous like a serpent, with sudden, degenerate, anomalous accelerations; and a melodic line
that is unique in the rock scene of today.
An unexpected and touching return. Impossible to get the Morlocks out of our hearts!
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