Another great mix of rock (and now disco) covers and original songs all in the unique Hayseed Dixie style.
If you've ever been kept awake wondering how the Scissor Sisters or the Sex Pistols would sound if they'd be born a bunch of no-good, drinking, fighting, mountain dwelling moonshiners armed with banjos, mandolins and fiddles then this is the album that can give you the answer.
Essentially, Hayseed Dixie are a novelty/covers band, but hell, they do it well. Take a mixture of well know songs- pop, rock, heavy metal and add violins, banjos and a country twang. And it works! The singer, I think, is exaggerating the accent a bit, but that is cool- it adds to the style. The bajo is lively - banjos seem en vouge at the moment- thanks Mumford and Sons!
The tracks are, I think, a split between covers of well know songs (Paint it Black, Poison, Devil Woman, Breaking the law) and some they wrote themselves- "Skinny when I met her" is a novelty/fun song and Rider Song (abou the band on tour) are originals, I think.
I doesn't always work- Strawberry Fields sounds odd. Moreoever, this will not go down as an all time classic, the appeal fades after a few listens. But hell, its funny- I enjoyed it! 4 stars.