The Morlocks is an American garage rock band from San Diego, California, which formed in 1984. In its first incarnation, the band consisted of guitarist Tommy Clarke, bassist Jeff Lucas (see Jeffrey Luck Lucas), drummer Mark Mullen, as well as vocalist Leighton Koizumi and guitarist Ted Friedman. After splitting up in 1987, the group reformed under Koizumi with a different lineup. During their career, there’s often a calling among dedicated, serious rock performers to offer tribute to the music that inspires them. Growing up fans of Chicago blues-rock legends like Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley, The Morlocks’ shared love of all things related to Chess Records created a natural inspiration to pay homage to some of their musical heroes. The resulting album, The Morlocks Play Chess is a gritty, unwavering collection featuring 12 of the most enduring Chess Records anthems. Dripping with sweaty, booze-and-nicotine-soaked three chord garage blues, The Morlocks Play Chess isn’t some teeny bopper karaoke bullshit. The album’s sloppy fascinations and recognizable, sing along choruses are teeming with and honest, unbridled agony and ass-shaking ecstasy that is the essence of true rock and roll.
Tracklist: 1. I'm A Man 2. Help Me 3. Killing Floor 4. Smokestack Lightning 5. Who do You love 6. Boom Boom 7. Promised Land 8. Sitting on top of the world 9. You never can tell 10. Feel so bad 11. You can't sit down 12. Back In The USA
Personnel: Leighton Koizumi - vocals Nicolas Jodoin - guitar Lenny Pops - guitar Joe Baluta - bass Marky Arnold - drums