Album: Now Here is Nowhere
. . .
“First Wave Intact,” the song on Secret Machines debut album, 2004’s No Here Is Nowhere captures nearly everything you need to know about their ambition to somehow fuse Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Can.
The first thing you hear is Josh Garza’s massive massive drums, doing a beat that earns the comparison to John Bonham’s on “When The Levee Breaks“, and after an initial guitar chord, it’s just that big-ass beat for a bit, followed by some big-ass biting guitar chords from Benjamin Curtis, which then drop away so that keyboardist/bassist Brandon Curtis can sing the first verse.