“The rock equivalent of the journey up the river in ‘Apocalypse Now’, a quite extraordinary concept record, equally thrilling and frightening.’
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR ALTAMONT DIARY“The kind of psychedelic noir that Primal Scream or Spacemen 3 always strived to achieve.”– Chris Roberts, UNCUT Magazine, July 2005
“Full of pulsating electro sound effects, distant crowd noises and musical nods to Primal Scream and New Order at their rampaging best. Nightmares start here.” – UK Daily Mirror, Jun 24th 2005
“Black Cab take a trip back in time to offer a glowering interpretation of the rock’n’roll nightmare that was Altamont”– Peter Jane, Q Magazine, November 2005
” This is the end of peace and love in you-are-there detail: the murderous riffing in “1970”; an eerie, electro-psych version of the Grateful Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie”; the real, stoned-zone voice of Jerry Garcia, in “Jerry Sez,” reacting to the bummer news that the Hells Angels have beaten up Marty Balin. A day that will live in infamy now lives on record, with appropriate menace.”– David Frick, Rolling Stone, April 2005
Melbourne’s Black Cab have announced the long awaited limited edition vinyl reissue of debut album, Altamont Diary will be released Friday 6 December via Interstate40 / Remote Control. The release will celebrate 15 years since its original Australian release in 2004 and the 50th anniversary of the disastrous Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway, California on December 6th 1969.
Black Cab won critical acclaim worldwide for their weird rock-meets-electronica take on the death of the Summer of Love and the chao and violence that was Altamont. Long out of print, the limited edition vinyl reissue has been fully remastered with new artwork.
Black Cab will play a one-off live performance of Altamont Diary at Howler on Thurs 5th Dec with an all star live band featuring Matt Walker (Lost Ragas), Mat Watson (Taipan Tiger Girls), Ev Tweedy (Dub FX), and Steve Law (Zen Paradox), with support from Hugo Race’s Gemini 4. Tickets selling fast.