It’s a rare band that finds its sound so engagingly, and with Stoned Blues Machine, the sixth Geezer LP, they once again build on their accomplishments, working with producer Chris Bittner at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY, to harness the band’s most expansive production to date.
A vivid and bombastic album, Stoned Blues Machine is Geezer’s response to the last few tumultuous years. Much of the subject matter deals with the fear, the literal and metaphorical isolation revolving around the pandemic, the resulting political turmoil, the disintegration of truth and decline of a shared, common good.
The album that will see them return to Europe for the first time since 2017 and serve as their second release for Heavy Psych Sounds is yet another example of what can be done with classic songwriting in imaginative hands. Stoned Blues Machine puts the emphasis on the band’s dynamic and the joy of playing and writing songs together – more as a unit than ever – and shows that even amid some of the darkest hours, you can always say screw it, go get high and cruise the cosmos.
“Massive riffs, killer lyrics, and melodic, yet gruff, soaring choruses.” The Sleeping Shaman (UK)
“The ability of Geezer to find good times in dark times isn’t to be understated, and if a Stoned Blues Machine is what they are, one only hopes there are wheels on the bottom so they can keep this creative momentum rolling.” The Obelisk (USA)
“A real enjoyable journey that flips between drivingly heavy hard rock and gentle passages in one perfectly enhanced package.” The Moshville Times (UK)
"This is a solid example of placing classic rock and blues song-writing into imaginative hands, bombastic but steady riffs encompassed within an eclectic psychedelic space." Distorted Sound Mag (UK)
“A foot-stomping, rip-roaring good time!” Doomed & Stoned (USA)
released September 24, 2022
Produced by: Chris Bittner & Geezer
Recorded & Mixed by: Chris Bittner
Recorded at Applehead Recording, Woodstock, NY
Mastered By: Scott Craggs
Cover Art: Ryan T. Hancock
Logo, Layout & Insert by: Steve Markota
Photos by: JJ Koczan
Pat Harrington - guitar and vocals
Richie Touseull - bass guitar
Steve Markota - drums and percussion
Additional Soundscapes on “Diamond Rain” by Skizzo Pierce