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Cheap
Cheap
Price: £10.21

62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grungey, get-down punk blues, 14 Jun 2007
This review is from: Cheap (Audio CD)
I'm one of the people who saw Seasick Steve before he was on the Jools Holland show (boast, boast). Back when he played with the amazing rhythm section, the Level Devils from Sweden. This is ferocious, tuneful and funky. Like being a t a real juke-joint but with a punky modern feel as well. Get this as well as Dog House music and you won't be disappointed.


Doghouse Music
Doghouse Music
Price: £9.92

149 of 155 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real low-down blues re-invented for the 21st Century, 17 Nov 2006
This review is from: Doghouse Music (Audio CD)
Seasick Steve is the best, and, in a lot ways, the most authentic bluesman currently operating. Apparently he spent many years hoboing and hopping freights in the 1960s, and then started playing with many of the blues greats, including Son House, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopkins. He then re-emerged as part of the grunge scene in the '90s, producing and playing with Modest Mouse, Calvin Johnson and Bikini Kill amongst many others. Pretty amazing life story, huh?! Now he's back playing the blues. His first album, Cheap was recorded with the excellent Level Devils. Now he's solo and it's still mighty soulful, gutbucket stuff, with a punky attack on the lot of the numbers (My Donny,Yellow Dog), but also some pretty profound delicacy on other tracks (Salem Blues, Shirly Lou, I'm Gone). His live gigs are joyously fervent affairs akin to a revivalist prayer meeting, but without all the god-nonsense. Buy this album and attend one of the Rev. Steve's preaching sessions.


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