The Atomic Bitchwax is a band from Neptune, New Jersey. This trio plays some straight forward and high energetic Stoner Rock. This is their debut album from 1999. It is album full of great songs like Birth To The Earth, Kiss The Sun, Last Of The V8 Interceptors and Shit Kicker!
The bass player and singer Chris Kosnik did also play in the awesome band Black Nasa. Enjoy!
Smokin' guitar, rippin' bass, pounding drums, and a big smile wrapped around my face. These are the things I found within the first minute, of the first track, off The Atomic Bithcwax's first album. When you fire this album up one thing is apparent this is the Ed Mundell show, guitars take center stage in this record. If you're not a fan of big guitar rock, and long extended jams, then this is probably not going to be "your thing" so don't even bother picking this one up.
The album starts of with fazed feedback, and warbled noise, but quickly jumps right to guitar boogie, and it doesn't stop. After listening to the opening track, Stork Theme you get a general feel for the album. Occasionally it switches things up, on the more strait ahead rock songs, Hey Alright, and Sh*tkicker the later of which being a personal highlight for me. Every so often Ed will let the rhythm section shine, and this is no more apparent then on another stand-out track. Last Of The V8 Interceptors, which is one of the more spaced out numbers on the album.
After ten tracks of fun to listen to guitar rock, your hit with the closing track, The Formula, a ten minute epic, where everyone is at the top of there game, and the band pulls out all the stops. There could be no more fitting end to the album.
In conclusion, this album has a lot of things going for it, it's a new take a few forms of old music. It combines blues, rock, guitar boogie, psychedelic, stoner rock, and strait up rock and roll, into something that is pretty fresh and fun to listen to, it deserves a solid 4 out of 5.
(By Anthony Hoch at Sputnikmusic)
The Atomic Bitchwax - The Atomic Bitchwax (1999)