Biography Releases Videos Tour Dates. Biography A ghostly man in black haunts the edges of our vision, a belled buzzard rings our doom, a creek witch scrabbles in the dirt, an inexplicable glossolalia of voices pours out over the CB on a dark highway. Tour Legendary Shack Shakers.
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Col J. There are more ideas and musical diversity on this release than some can manage in a whole career. From the opening train whistle blast of "Agony Wagon" you will be taken on a dark mysterious joy filled ride. D's dark witty and billiant lyrics. This is a band that is not afraid to take risks and are also one of the finest live acts on the planet. Robert Plant is a huge fan, maybe because Col J. D is also one of the finest harmonica players around, or the man has got great taste. Buy it now if you've not got this you're missing out.
The first volume draws heavily on the darker imagery of the Souths Pentecostal tradition and brims with cautionary tales of death and dire retribution. Colonel JD Wilkes has all the bile, vision and storytelling ability of a pre-martini-sodden Shane McGowan and he puts it to good use. Particularly strong are the tortured 'Wheres the Devil..
This is proper music, dont be without the entire trilogy. See all reviews from the United Kingdom. Top international reviews. That second album from this amazing band was one of the finest, most original things I've heard in years. Actually the band has changed more times than you can count - it's the front man that never changes: J. Wilkes, who may be the best harp player working now. But this most recent offering doesn't seem to be quite as original, quite as addictive.
It took me several days to play all of it, for instance - I kept finding something else to do, unlike Cockadoodle, which got played 3 times back to back the first time I heard it. The songs are all great - tight, screaming rock typical of the genre, but lots of the sounds are very derivative you could, of course, call them "classic" and seem lifted right out of other albums. Register Become a member of Amoeba. It's easy and quick! Forgot Password An error has occured - see below: E-mail To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address.
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Sugar Baby. Dixie Iron Fist. Two Tickets To Hell. God Fearing People. Greasy Creek. Hammer And Tongs. Hog-Eyed Man. Dump Road Yodel. Hoboes Are My Heroes.The Legendary Shack Shakers bring you the official video for "Mud" - the first single from their new album 'The Southern Surreal' - out September 11, on Alternative Tentacles.