This is a cassette only release. I bought it, because I wanted to hear the songs. But I was never a fan of cassettes. It seems the 10 years I’ve been cassette free haven’t altered the fact. After getting the dusty, but decent, ‘ghettoblaster’ down from the loft – the tape plays fine enough. I dunno. So no rose tinted specs here for a format I never really loved.
But the format does come second to the music and ‘Full Length’ is a fine LP. Ty Segall kicks garage rock riffs, lo-fi squeals of feedback and general sonic mayhem out of the speakers on ‘Full Length’. I confess to not knowing much about Ty Segall. But knowing so much doesn’t really matter when you crank up the volume on songs like the punk-tastic ‘The Drag’ or the swampy blues of ‘Watching You’. Elsewhere 60’s stomps meets 50’s rockers with a punk rock twist. The production on ‘Full Length’ is lo-fi but it does sound good for it. After a few plays of the cassette I am all set to try and connect said ‘ghetto blaster’ to my PC so I can get this LP down on mp3 and CD – so I can play it on my chosen formats a little more easily. It’s worth the faff, it seems.