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How can something called "the blues" make you so happy?!
on 31 January 2013
One of the best albums I have ever heard. R L Burnside can veer between melancholy, tender and snarlingly vicious in the blink of an eye and here is more than ably backed by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (oddly I discovered the Blues Explosion via R L Burnside rather than the other way around, but that's another story and just one more reason to thank Burnside). Sadly there aren't too many Burnside recordings available but at the moment that hardly matters as I can't stop playing this one! This is how the blues really should sound - like a bunch of guys sat down in a room and stopped drinking bourbon just long enough to bash out a tune here and there. If you like your music over-produced and sanitised then go elsewhere, but for anyone who likes music to come from the gut this album is one you really should check out.