Title: You're Too Straight to Love Me
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2004
When I played this to the girlfriend her response was, "that's a strange sounding guitar'. However, as Blues Bunny had to point out, that would be because it's actually an organ! This is a three piece band consisting of the previously mentioned lead organ (OK, no sniggering at the back), drums and a bass playing lead singer with a beard that would put a lycanthrope to shame on the fullest of full moons.
Amazingly, on the whole, it seems to work and creates a sound quite unlike anything you'll hear elsewhere - try and imagine what Booker T & The MG's would have sounded like if they were a punk rock band. Only eight tracks long, however even with an alternative version of one song, there are no 'fillers'. Standout tracks are the atmospheric "My Life is a Warfare" and the Green Day-ish sounding "This December".
If you get the chance, see this band live it's well worth the drive - Blues Bunny personally drove 165 miles and it was worth every penny over the over taxed petrol it took to get there.
June 21, 2007
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