When the new album by Monster Magnet arrived at my digital doorstep, I was surprised by what I got to hear. Somehow, I imagined Monster Magnet to be way heavier, with grunts and aggressive guitars. But when the album started to play, there was a big surprise waiting for me. ‘Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux)’ is nowhere near this aggressive sound. Therefore I gave it a little more time to sink in, but then I read something else that surprised me.
Have you always wanted to hear punk rock with a fiddle? Or The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ played on a banjo? Or Adele’s famous James Bond soundtrack ‘Skyfall’ with a harmonic? Then Bob Wayne is the musician you are looking for! His new record ‘Hits The Hits’ is a collection of modern and classic songs completely modified into what he plays best: country music. How does that sound, you ask? Oddly refreshing.