Known predominantly for his work as the frontman of Clone Defects
and Human Eye, Timmy Vulgar has spent over a decade being the
definition of punk rock. He is also a 2010 Kresge Artist Fellow who
was awarded for a “creative vision and commitment to excellence
within a wide range of artistic disciplines.” For Timmy’s Organism,
Vulgar wrangles up a trio of like-minded degenerates and leads them
through dismantled punk, space-blues and debris-sodden noise
with deft ease.
Debut album Rise of the Green Gorillas, released in 2010 on Sacred Bones, was essentially Vulgar solo recordings, but Raw Sewage Roq is the full band pounding the kind of whacked-out, sci-fi-inspired, skuzzy skronk anyone familiar with his oeuvre would expect.
Here, Vulgar jettisons most of the avant, jazzy Beefheartian leanings
of Human Eye in favor of a direct, straight-ahead approach that
owes more to KBD punk, Alice Cooper-style glam and Hawkwind.
That said, “straight-ahead” by Vulgar standards is still pretty damned
unhinged. You will hate yourself if you sleep on this one