Saqqara Dogs - Thirst. 1987 USA

I've had this album practically since it came out. One of those albums you would discover through Option magazine where they couldn't figure what the hell it was and they'd compare it to a band it had nothing in common with. But this listen pointed me to the possible source: David Torn. Cloud About Mercury was one of those revelations for anyone that scanned every single record in the 1980s mall record store hoping for just ONE new album that looked interesting. Saqqara Dogs takes Torn's loud guitar ethic and throws a little Middle Eastern mysticism into the mix. And you're not too far from Black Sun Ensemble either - another Option treasure find. This has aged beautifully.

Personal collection
CD: 1997 Pathfinder

Last listen: 2007

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