This cd has multiple personality disorder. Played at normal, quiet levels, it is a good, but not superb recording featuring lots of good slide guitar work from what sounds like an interesting, innovative guitarist.
Turn up the volume loud, and the brilliance of Hole's playing really starts to shine through. There is a subtle resonance that is simultaneously sweet and sour that shines through at higher volume levels. The two best tracks on this cd are Jenny Lee (appears on Alligator's 30th Anniversary CD - a very good collection by the way) and an excellent version of BB King and Canned Heat's You Move Me So.
If Hole is touring within a two-day drive of your home, go see him live (unfortunately, he is presently finishing up his US tour and will be heading back to Australia in a few days). Hole is the most entertaining, brilliant guitarist I have ever seen (out of >200+ live shows). His guitarwork is so lively, exciting, tight and innovative that it is impossible for any fan of slide guitar, blues or rock to avoid head-nodding and toe tapping or just plain grinning. Not to mention his showmanship - he jumps and slides across stage like he was 23, not his true age of 53. Fantastic.
Support quality music. Buy this cd and see Dave live; it would be worth the price of a ticket to Australia to see him play.