• The cover of Oblivion Hunter

Is everyone gonna get all pissy with me if I say that I think Lightning Bolt records are kind of lame? Obviously the band is an absolute force live. No band I’ve ever seen can make crowds go absolutely batshit the way Lightning Bolt does. I saw people hanging from the rafters during their secret set at Bitchpork a few summers ago. I saw the band turn the entire park at the Logan Square monument into a gigantic, writhing mosh pit. I saw Bruce Lamont stage dive during their set at the Logan Square Auditorium. Something about the incredible volume and unrelenting, frantic energy just causes physical reactions in people. It’s a vibe that’s nearly impossible to catch on record. To me, the albums have always seemed kind of flat and simplified.