Lots of energy here from The Legendary Shack Shakers with a good dose of blues, country, rock and a bit of pyschobilly / punk. Many influences like Tom Waits, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, T-Bone Burnett. Banjo, guitar, organ, heavy drums predominate. Some really good stuff here. No FCC’s.|
*My favorites*: 2, 4, 7, 10, 12.
1. (0:35) Jew’s harp, percussion, weirded-out noise intro.
2. *(3:14) Fast. Harder edged, heavy drum beat, whaling guitar, killer harmonica.
3. (1:58) Mid / Fast. Traditional song, most notably done by country-blues legend Dock Boggs. Country tune with banjo, driving drums.
4. *(2:36) Mid / Fast. Bluesy with harmonica, about a burning barn.
5. (2:31) Fast. Driving punk / psychobilly rocker.
6. (2:57) Mid / Fast. Bluegrass / country / blues song with nice banjo, high-hat, and spacey guitar.
7. *(2:57) Mid / Fast. Awesome blues harmonica, soaring number.
8. (2:04) Mid / Fast. Full force rocker, harmonica, a bit of Jon Spencer.
9. (4:05) Mid. Bluesy / bluegrass-ish with some Tom Waits influence.
10. *(1:55) Fast. Harder edged, Vocal manipulation, a hint of ‘Mexican Radio’.
11. (2:11) Mid. Banjo, spacey organ, yodeling.
12. *(3:19) Mid. Bluesy, nice banjo and a bit of a yodel. Full, fleshed out sound.
13. (2:43) Mid / Fast. Blues song about doing everything last night, like ‘talk some trash / drink some mash’. Great harmonica, guitar and keys.
14. (1:42) Fast. More psychobilly / country-punk. Spoken lyrics about the latest news.
15. (2:34) Slow / Mid. Piano-based song. Great song to end a set.
16. (0:43) More weirded-out noises with voices in the background.