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Cantankerous Old B*stard Blues,
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This review is from: Pee-Wee Get My Gun (Audio CD)
Yep. He sure is one bad-tempered bad-mouthed old git. God bless him! And his guitar-playing is as mean as he is!
This ol' boy is about the same age as BB King, but the similarities end there! There aint nothing clean, sweet or delicate about THIS music, as is the case, I suspect, with the man himself! In keeping with a great blues tradition, he too has served time behind bars for homicide.
The sounds and rythms produced by just him and his buddy, Spam, on drums, are fantastic - totally contemporary! Best described, perhaps, as basement or garage-blues. Or grunge-blues. And he sure gives poor Spam a hard time, even though Spam's drumming is excellent - on one track you can hear him say "Spam!! I'm gonna put ma shoes in your heeed"!!
As a long time fan of the blues in all its manifestations, I can't describe what a huge kick it gave me to discover that the genre was very much alive and wriggling, and sounding so fresh and modern. And, indeed, that the old Mississippi heartland should still be the well-spring of this marvellous new growth.
This is a brilliant CD that has become a great favourite and has favourably impressed numerous friends and acquaintances. I will be acquiring his other CDs in due course. Very highly recommended.