On “Monster Truck,” collective King Garbage blends jazz, hip-hop and alternative R&B to present an Americana-esque tribute to the old days. Thankfully, it’s not one of those tributes that revolves around reviving the idea of slavery or anything like that. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be covering it and I’d look at the group like I did when CocoRosie started casually dropping the n-word.
Instead, “Monster Truck” takes us back to the 1970s in its sound, which is a bit of a continuation of their “Busy on a Saturday Night” single released a few weeks ago. It also focuses a bit on the grit and weight of a monster truck versus the smoothness of a sports car. The cars here seem to act as a metaphor for the type of love the focus of this song gives. The breakdown of the song into a jam session around three minutes in is also a thing of beauty, as it helps bring more of the subject matter to light. Plus, who doesn’t love a good jam session when everyone can play alt-funk music?
This one will appear on KG’s Heavy Metal Greasy Love project, which delivers on April 1st. There’s no fooling in this song, though. Check it out below and support dope music in all its forms.