Album: Seasick Steve, You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks (Play It Again Sam)
Friday 27 May 2011
Seasick's collection of crappy guitars now includes one customised with pictures of tractors, and another made from the hubcap of a Morris Minor.
But whatever their origin, he manages to wrestle compelling riffs from them, whether it's the waspish slide tone he gets from the cigar-box guitar on the driving boogie "Don't Know Why She Love Me But She Do", or the rolling groove of his Three-String Trance Wonder on "Back in the Doghouse". He's joined for some tracks by flailing drummer Dan Magnusson and Zep bassist John Paul Jones, on an album whose overall theme of ageing disgracefully (Steve's advice: "life's to be lived, not to arrange") reaches an apt denouement on "It's a Long Long Way", whose community-singalong style gives it the antiqued feel of an ancient traditional number.
DOWNLOAD THIS Don't Know Why She Love Me But She Do; Back in the Doghouse; It's A Long Long Way; Party
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