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The People’s Temple- “Sons of Stone”

If Sergio Leone wanted to hire a 60’s revivalist garage punk band to reinterpret one of Ennio Morricone’s many epic scores for an upcoming modern spaghetti western film, then Michigan’s The People’s Temple would be the band to go with. “Sons of Stone” boasts the desert grit Once Upon a Time in the West flourishes with but under a psychedelic overcast. Its repeating guitar riff battles the tracks appropriately melodramatic lyrics. If a band names themselves after a cult victim to mass suicide, you can expect some pretty grim words. Leone should tell them, “The West does not care if you die.”

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