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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length solo release for Queens of the Stone Age/The Dead Weather's Dean Fertita as Tropical Gothclub.
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  1. Nov 15, 2022
    The resultant ‘Tropical Gothclub’ is so polished and pristine that the only pity is that it didn’t come sooner. Given the pantheon of rock stars he’s bolstered over the years, Dean has finally earned a little slice of time in his own limelight.
  2. Nov 15, 2022
    Fertita pulls from all his edgy influences fortuitously throughout this solo self-titled debut, as Tropical Gothclub shakes with an infectious buzzing energy in line with Eagles of Death Metal and Them Crooked Vultures.
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    Nov 15, 2022
    Fertita fashions 11 lean, mean garage-like tunes that frequently touch base with his work as a member of The Dead Weather. [Jan 2023, p.27]
  4. 60
    Where Is The Water twists and meanders hazily before shifting into gear with a riff from the Jack White school of thud, while opener Needles is excitable garage rock with a stiff, post-punk edge. And over in the kaleidoscopic corner, Wheels Within Wheels flips merrily from one psychedelic landscape to the next and includes a wriggling organ solo that sounds as if it's being squeezed from a tube. All in all, it's quite the adventure. [Dec 2022, p.75]