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Bad Cop: Harvest The Beast

Channelling the spirit of Blue Cheer.

Fuzzed up to the eyeballs and obviously fuelled on a love of all things 60s and lo-fi, Bad Cop don’t just play garage, they sound like they were born in one and are still living there.

Star of this particularly greasy psyche ’n’ roll show is vocalist Adam Anyone, whose reverb-drenched howling is perfectly complemented by some suitably unhinged, needles-in-the-red guitar work, topped with sound effects beamed in from the planet Freak Out.

Picking top tunes from the mayhem is a ridiculously futile task – it all sounds gloriously chaotic, everything teetering on the edge of catastrophe – but the choppy Judas The Snake and ultra-cool Time After Time do offer a distillation of what Bad Cop are capable of.

At just under half an hour, this is a furious and frantic set that leaves you wanting an encore.

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.