the mother hips

Armed with a quiver of Fullerton’s finest tone machines, the Mother Hips leak a song from their ninth studio album, Chronicle Man.

Photo by Andrew Quist

If you’ve ever wanted to A/B an old silverface Fender with an older blackface one, just go to a Mother Hips show: For more than 20 years now, guitarists Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono have been running both in the form of two vintage Super Reverbs.

Gear geekery aside, what’s more interesting is the palpable musical chemistry that flows between these two rock ’n’ roll lifers. “Desert Song” is the first single leaked from their upcoming ninth studio album, Chronicle Man. Bluhm describes it as “Eco-terrorist reggae stoner rock,” but it’s much more than that.

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