THE MAHARAJAS: Unrelated Statements LP (color vinyl + poster)
The long-out-of-print album “Unrelated Statements”, The Maharajas second album, is finally re-issued. It comes on red vinyl together with an exclusive poster picturing the band at the time of making the album. Including the hit “Another Turn” covered by The Hellacopters.
On ISCO Phonographics, a Chaputa! Records company.
Originally released on Low Impact records back in 2004.
Recorded 2003 at Aleppo Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Produced by Måns P Månsson. Engineered by Mikael Nordström. Mastered at Polar Studios by Henrik Jonsson. Photograps by Dan Lageryd. Front cover idea by Tommy Ferrarini. Cover artwork by Anders “Ollie” Olsson
A2. I’m Fooled Again
A3. Another Turn
A4. Please Leave A Message
A5. Odd Socks
A7. Maggot Mocker
B2. You For President
B3. Remember Our Love
B4. Papas Dead
B5. Taste Of Tears
B6. I Won’t Die
B7. Nice Guys Finish Last
500 copies – Red vinyl
60×30 cm poster insert
“What you’re about to hear are all “coulda-been-nuggets”. The opening Medication, shares, besides the title itself, another mutual ‘Stoned-or-two reference with one of the genre’s forefathers, The Standells, Another Turn is two beat-en minutes of a melody that will stick forever, featuring a guitar line that will make you grab the air-one, while Odd Socks throws in some “pretty” freak-beats.
Please Leave A Message provides a sped-up garage-punk “satisfaction”, Alright! mixes the kind of a “Still I’m sad” eastern mood with the garagey arrangement, featuring a guitar solo to fall on your “beck” and Remember Our Love sounds like one of the best Del Shannon tunes he’s never written.
Of the Maharajas’ usual folky garage balladery, there’s the spooky farfi-sized atmosphere, highlighted by some mean fuzz, of the appropriately titled Dead, as well as the not-so-moody-but-heartbreaking Taste Of Tears, that could’ve been a bit sleazy if it wasn’t so great actually.” Popdiggers.com