Shining the spotlight on a musical movement that’s ready to blast the world back four decades, Ripple Music is releasing the long awaited Heavy Ripples double 7” compilation that features the sonic delights of four up and coming acts who embrace the sounds of rock n’ roll the way it used to be played: aggressive, uncompromising, honest, gritty, and most of all, fun! More than just an ode to the old school ways of rock n’ roll, these four bands embrace the lifestyle and the sounds of a bygone era. This release has a limited first pressing of 500 copies and the tripped-out gatefold art was contributed by Wayne “Braino” Bjerke, who has lent his artistic talents to all of the Mighty High releases to date.
70’s rock preservationists Stone Axe contribute a cover version of the Mos Generator tune, 'Nightwolf'; Sun Gods in Exile, on loan from the incomparable Small Stone Records, turn in the southern-tinged 'Over My Broken Bones'; the UK’s dirty grit-rockers Grifter offer up two tracks, 'Small Man Syndrome' and the tongue-in-cheek nod to porn legend Ron Jeremy, 'Hey Ron'; and Brooklyn’s favorite sons of punkified regressive rock Mighty High drop the beastly 'Hempaphobic'.
Heavy Ripples will be available on April 19th, 2011, just in time for all of the 4/20 celebrations around the world. Here's what the press is saying:
"Stone Axe's “Nightwolf” is one of the bad ass of all bad ass songs, reminds me a bit of ZZ Top’s “Tush” mixed with early Judas Priest. Sun Gods in Exile’s “Over My Broken Bones” and continues the great sound from their 2009 debut. Grifter gets two songs on this release, and both are punchy, upbeat, catchy and Grifter seems to be having a lot of fun. Mighty High's “Hempophobic” is fast punchy and the guitars are tight with hints of a blues tune in between the bong hitting.This delicious slab of wax first pressing is limited to 500 copies so don’t hesitate on ordering yours." -- The Soda Shop
“As we approach the end of winter this is the perfect thing to melt those frosty edges off of you and warm you up a bit . . . Lots of pure grit and grooves to spare on this one." - Heavy Metal Time Machine
Heavy Ripples pre-order information: Heavy Ripples, Vol. 1