“String of Pearls” has some wicked slide guitar. “Devil At The Liquor Store”? We can all relate to this pounding song. It’s led by the drumming of Andy Thor and, man, this song goes off (IT GOES FUCKING OFF!)

“Reap What You Sow” is some finger picking, gut busting tribal blues and is what’s great about used to be called R & B. What’s more, these fuckers can play, man. “She’s Like Fire” has a great riff while the title track is a slow blues with a killer vocal from Owen Mancell.

“Ten Hail Marys” (perhaps my new funeral song) is a godamn joy and a ripper track. Very rarely do I put the CD player on repeat but for this song, I did and will. I love this track. It’s the best song of the year for me and I can’t see it being beaten.

The nine-song album ends with “Hillbilly Love Song”, an instrumental jam.

The blues is alive and well with The Hollering Sluggers. Now to spin “Ten Hail Marys”, washed down with a couple of cold ones (and maybe a couple more with some sunshine.)

All the best, folks, from the Dimboola farmhouse. Out!


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