WHO ARE THEY? A no-frills Brooklyn outfit whose epic, hypnotic guitar jams handily live up to their name (which they borrowed from a John Lee Hooker album).
WHAT IS THIS? A two-disc reissue of their first two ultra-rare vinyl albums from 2005.
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? The world’s best basement band — on the edge of infinity.
HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? While drinking cheap beer in a biker bar.
WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Bluesy, chunky, psychedelic, driving, relentless, freewheeling, loose, underproduced, rugged, massive.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? With six tunes that add up to nearly 90 minutes, this album is more about the journey than the sights along the way.
WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK? ‘Is this goddamn song never going to end?’
HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? Not that often — but it will blow your mind a little every time you do.
IF THIS ALBUM WERE A CUP OF COFFEE, WHAT KIND OF COFFEE WOULD IT BE? Black, sugarless and bottomless.
SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL? Buy — unless you’ve got an unlimited data plan.