***Anyone familiar with Sam Coomes - the mad scientist behind Quasi with an uncanny knack for creating twisted musical gems - will welcome his first solo effort, an album of cover versions of classic, early to mid-20th century blues songs by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Skip James and Memphis Minnie, among others. Blues Goblins is performed in a rough, psychedelic and experimental blues-rock style, with a guest appearance by saxophonist Stanley Zappa. The music is loose, loud, sometimes frightening, but always passionate. Not unlike early Meat Puppets french-kissing Can while Lou Barlow watches and listens from the corner. This is the first in a series of proposed Blues Goblins records (including a rumored take on a complete Beethoven symphony) that should give fans of Quasi's beautifully twisted musical vision a rare second helping. Blues Goblins have performed on the west coast and finished dates with Jonathan Richman.