Album: Mama Rosin, Bruie Lentement (Voodoo Rhythm)

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Forget questions of authenticity and credibility, this Swiss Cajun/zydeco trio make a thrillingly souped-up racket with the standard Cajun weaponry of guitar, banjo, melodeon and rub board.

Although it's the spirits of Joe Strummer and Les Negresses Vertes which are most evoked in the ragged exuberance of the music, it's the Velvet Underground who the band give a witty nod to with their cover art. Rarely has the undiluted live essence of a band been captured so successfully in the studio.