12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Savoring his recovery from major heart surgery in 2009, Peter Case went into the studio with drummer DJ Bonebrake of X and guitarist Ron Franklin of Gasoline Silver and cut live to two-inch tape this twelve-track album that sounds like a rockabilly-blues band having fun on the weekends. The sound is thick with tremolo-ed guitars and greasy beats that come from the ‘50s dirtiest blues records. Throw in a vocal delivery that tips towards the late Lux Interior of the Cramps and the tunes take on an otherworldly quality. “Dig What You’re Putting Down” is the sound of a hard-rockin’ trio enjoying their work. “Thirty Days In The Workhouse” is the sound of an iron-hard road gang taking it to the streets. “Ain’t Got No Dough” is an ageless, rough-and-tumble rockabilly number for the working man. “Somebody Told The Truth” slows things down for a funky swamp blues number. Case is in gritty form. Bonebrake is relentless and Franklin colors within the lines, just barely, for this ragged celebration of life.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Savoring his recovery from major heart surgery in 2009, Peter Case went into the studio with drummer DJ Bonebrake of X and guitarist Ron Franklin of Gasoline Silver and cut live to two-inch tape this twelve-track album that sounds like a rockabilly-blues band having fun on the weekends. The sound is thick with tremolo-ed guitars and greasy beats that come from the ‘50s dirtiest blues records. Throw in a vocal delivery that tips towards the late Lux Interior of the Cramps and the tunes take on an otherworldly quality. “Dig What You’re Putting Down” is the sound of a hard-rockin’ trio enjoying their work. “Thirty Days In The Workhouse” is the sound of an iron-hard road gang taking it to the streets. “Ain’t Got No Dough” is an ageless, rough-and-tumble rockabilly number for the working man. “Somebody Told The Truth” slows things down for a funky swamp blues number. Case is in gritty form. Bonebrake is relentless and Franklin colors within the lines, just barely, for this ragged celebration of life.

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