Label: Cargo/Sweet Nothing
Release Date: 2009-01-14
These dumb-ass stoner rockers don’t exactly endear themselves when they start this compilation off by snarling “Radio One make the girls come” over a nondescript, sludge-filled guitar riff that sounds ripped right out of early Sabbath. Fortunately, things progress quickly as the comp’s second track, “Instant Gravitation,” finds the band rocking hard and letting loose nimble-fingered solos. Featuring 11 songs recorded live between 2002 and 2004 for a John Peel Sessions program and a Radio One show, this is too rough around the edges to be the best introduction to Nebula (although it does feature the classic line-up of singer-guitarist Eddie Glass, guitarist Ian Ross, bassist Matt Abshire, and drummer Ruben Romano). Still, the groovy “Sonic Titan” features a nice segment of dueling guitars and “So It Goes” is appropriately menacing.