Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sit And Moan
Well. Look's like Cheatin' wins, despite a late surge from the Hangover crowd. Remember kids...Cheater's never win, except when they do. So we're set...Top 50 Cheatin' songs to be featured down the line once the votes are tabulated and the morning prayers for forgiveness have cleansed our guilty souls. Reminder: If you'd like to be a judge, and help us sort this mess out, let us know! You'll be the proud recipient of many, many tunes to choose from. And, of course, if you've got a favorite Cheatin' song, from any genre, let us know. Don't want this list to just be our opinion, cuz then y'all stuck with Country and Blues. Share your opinion!
Now, on with the show.
Last year, during our annual round-up of our fave rekkids of the year, we made a case for Mark Sultan as one of our artists of the year, based on his solo work and his collaborations with King Khan and The Black Lips. This year, we think Bloodshot Bill is our collaborator of the year, with a new solo record, a Tandoori Knights record, and a Ding-Dongs record. Sweet jesus!
Bloodshot Bill is, of course, a madman. A rockabilly, trash-sleaze caveman, with wild wild youth at the controls, steering yr Ford Fairlane straight to hell, pomade-stained blood spattered highway pile-up, and still the illicit dragstrip stays open, the blonde in the bikini waving no flag of surrender, only speed and rotted axles spinning a hypnotic, wasted junk-joint rhythm.
All of Bloodshot Bill's "solo" records are well worth checking out (we've got some samples below). If you love Hank Williams and Hasil Adkins, this is yr bag, baby!
But today we come to praise his current releases, collaborations with two other Mountain favorites...you guessed it...King Khan and Mark Sultan (aka BBQ). It's possible we may never see Mr. Khan and Mr. Sultan play together again (a recent blow-up which you can Google). While the hipster cognoscenti may bemoan this, we think Bloodshot Bill makes the perfect go-between between these two cats, and more than holds his own as one of our best garbage-men in the current frenzy of lesser, trend-following sycophants. Bloodshot Bill's the real deal, and he's been doing it for a long time.
On this year's collaboration with Mark Sultan, The Ding-Dongs, Bloodshot Bill and Sultan rip, rage and tear the motherfuckin' roof down with a swinging, fizzy, deep bottom swagger and guitar frenzy. Trading brimstone sinner's vocals like a hayride from hell, these cats make yr must-hear party record of the year, if'n yr inclined towards a boom chicka chicka, hog-roasted, sweaty and smeared jamboree. Which we assume you are, and why wouldn't you be?
As if that weren't enough, Bloodshot Bill also drops "Curry Up", by The Tandoori Knights, his collaboration with King Khan. An about face from his Ding-Dongs (and solo) work, this is a record full of Bollywood's worst nightmares. More psychedelic than his previous work, and full of food and sex references (via King Khan's obsessions), the record finds a slinkier, stinkier groove, like the streets of Delhi transformed into a gaudy (gaudier?) film directed by Abel Ferrara, seedy and scented, full of sepia-toned technicolor, cracked by shambolic shops selling illicit pleasure in the form of twine-time and brown-drugged epiphany. Slow-cooked, loose limbed groove, then. Sweet to the smell and hot to the taste.
Two of the essential records this year. And Bloodshot Bill's got another new record, "Homicide", that we haven't been able to get our grubby fingers on, yet (we're working on it, folks).
It's the year of Bloodshot Bill, and the man can't even hit the states 'til next year (long story. look it up).
The Ding-Dongs: Knock Me Down (mp3)
Tandoori Knights: Bucketful (mp3)
And some solo work.
Bloodshot Bill: Loaded (mp3)
Bloodshot Bill: Naughty Girls (mp3)
Bloodshot Bill: Root-Toot-Toot (mp3)
Bloodshot Bill: Hangin' Me Tonight (mp3)
Bloodshot Bill: All I Can Do Is Sit And Moan (mp3)
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