Origin: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA  
Genres: Stoner Rock, Instrumental
Last update/review: February 22, 2015

Midnite Snake

Instrumental stoner rock is a rare breed indeed -- really, only Karma To Burn might have fit that description in their day, and this Pittsburgh trio sounds very little like that band. No, Midnite Snake is a raw, grungy, garage-y, stoner/acid rock fest, with a cool fuzzed-out guitar tone and generally drawn-out song structures. Some of the tunes are a bit repetitive, as these guys are going more for the groove rather than implementing complex riffs. The album could use a better production, as the drums are a bit tinny -- maybe with a bigger budget the band can expand on their style. The best audience for this kind of stuff is the stoner rock crowd, even though this is clearly not another Kyuss or Fu Manchu clone. A fine first effort.

Last Lineup

Alexei Plotnicov

guitars

Jim Lingo

bass

Paul Quattrone

drums



Discography


Midnite Snake  
2004 Birdman
  1. Nitro-Turbo-Overdrive
  2. Ambassadors of Throttle
  3. Oral Sex pt. 1
  4. Machinegun Cock
  5. He Ain't My Brother, He's Heavy
  6. Snakebite at Midnite
  7. Midnite Dragon Appears
  8. Acid Wash
  • Alexei Plotnicov
  • Jim Lingo
  • Paul Quattrone



Shaving The Angel  
2007 Birdman
  1. Cruise Control
  2. Sacred Mist
  3. Bitter Rose
  4. Bigfoot '69
  5. In the Grass
  6. Shaving the Angel
  7. Supermodified
  • Alexei Plotnicov
  • Jim Lingo
  • Paul Quattrone




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