I Didn't Come Here & I'm Not Leaving
Not to be confused with Japanese garage monsters Guitar Wolf, this local Chicago quartet comprises veterans of Joe, the Deans, the Betsy Years (also a starting point for Liz Payne of Town and Country), the Verve Pipe, and the Redmoon Theatre marching band, among other gigs. The mostly instrumental tracks explore nearly everything that's ever been done with an electric organ in popular music, including skittish pop, warbly fusion, green-onion funk, and skanky garage-party make out music. Monica Kendrick - Chicago Reader Electronics figure into the self-titled disc by Organ Wolf. The organ work is at once retro and right now, combining a jazzy improvised quality with a rocking sensibility. Organ (ic) tracks such as 'Brian's Jammies,' 'Super Gold,' 'Stumble,' 'Hawaii 40oz.,' and 'old Grandad,' may have you regretting that you didn't take the organ lessons that your parents tried to get you to take in the fourth grade. Gregg Shapiro - Windy City Times I've been reading, It Came from Memphis;by Robert Gordon... (Thank you Tony Barnett). I am not naive; I do not believe that revolutions just happen. Wars don't just happen. We learn from the past, and we build on it... It happened in Memphis in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. We are making it happen here in the 90's and 00's. Organ Wolf knows their history. They know where the Hammond Organ came from. The Church, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Funk. Memphis,with the Stax Horns... Organ Wolf! Now with some study, I can appreciate this band all the more. The music that snakes up the Mississippi that comes tonight to shake up yo' ass. Get UP! Stand UP! Let's git the Juke Joint Jumpin'! Tim Tuten - The Hideout Newsletter Organ Wolf specialize in their own very special blend of wacked out, Hammond organ freakery coupled with ancient sampler doo-dads, broken synthesizer riffs, Memory Man trumpet textures, wicked drums, toilet seat guitar and, last but not least, sexy bass player dance stylings. Extremely rowdy stuff to be sure!!! Organ Wolf share the bill with Calvin Johnson and a venerable cast of characters that materialize collectively as Dub Narcotic Sound System. WOW! This should be a great show! Chooch Martin - Pooch Karton Extended Family News.