Thursday, April 8, 2010

Legendary Shack Shakers

Add Date: April 13

Artist: Legendary Shack Shakers

Album: Agridustrial

Label: Thirty Tigers

Genre: Blues, rock

Comments: A hell of a wallop of a record. Fast, gritty, grungy, raw, fuzzy -- the adjectives pile together, but in a very, very good way. Country meets blues meets hard rock on the band's ridiculously-titled Agridustrial. The promoter writes: "Even the sound of Agridustrial is a direct response to the present day recession in foreshadowing the looming collapse that awaits to return us back to self-sufficiency. The band went to a blacksmith forge and recorded the sounds of hammers, anvils, tongs, cranks and chains for much of the percussion of the album."

Hey, if it works, it works. And a lot of time it does with the Legendary Shack Shakers, who both Jello Biafra and Hank Williams III love. Check out "Sin Eater" and "Sugar Baby" for a pair of good ones.

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