So, I’m finally back from vacation and am ready to take the reigns of this dorky little metal vehicle once again. During my time off, I had occasion to visit my first meadery. Mead. A drink for the middle ages. A drink to be enjoyed from a Viking’s horn. A drink to be found in a bawdy rustic cottage tavern where wenches and sell-swords drink and sing and engage in all kinds of unspeakable debauchery. Mead. The perfect drink to pair with the music of The Lord Weird Slough Feg.
They started out as The Lord Weird Slough Feg and then shortened it to Slough Feg for simplicity sake, but now have appeared to gone back to the full-length proper name. It’s all very confusing, but roll with it because these guys simply rock and rock good. Put the best riffs concocted by Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden into a blender and layer o’er-top of this tasty mixture a vocal delivery very reminiscent of Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson (but, sadly, no flute to accompany the proceedings). Lyrically, these guys provide tales of mayhem and mischief straight out of Medieval times. It’s rowdy and very Celtic sounding in its presentation. Which is even more strange since they guys hail from San Francisco. Anyway, the whole thing just works and is just a fantastic rocking good time.
4 flip flops out of 5