Hot on the heels of the slew of new releases from the new incarnation of Acid Mothers Temple, this collaboration between Kawabata Makoto and the shit-hot Up-Tight matches the newfound muscle of AMT, pound for pound. Up-Tight's heavy assault gains not only another guitar, but some well-timed exposure thanks to Kawabata's high profile.
If the opener, "Rainy Day Girl #12 & 35" has any connection to the song being referenced in the title, it likely revolves around the line "everybody must get stoned." Heightening the drunken swagger of Dylan's original with an acid laden psych freakout, they leave no musical traces tying the two together whatsoever. In "The S.C.R.E.A.M. (Walks with Munck)," a ringing tone chimes under the clattered fuzz, drenched in reverb and conjuring an image of a most apocalyptic scene, made all the more disturbing when gut wrenching yells fight their way through the mix. "Born to Fly" gets back to some wild, psychedelic garage rock, using Kawabata's unhinged guitar soloing to launch it into the stratosphere.
Ultimately, the real attraction isn't Kawabata. No, the real stars are Up-Tight, and they prove themselves to be the real deal. Get in. 9/10 -- Dick Baldwin (27 June, 2006)