It's raw, it's muddy, it's chaotic, it's ultra-primal blues and rock and roll with a country heart beating underneath.
His sermon? "Remember: Whiskey AND holy water'll both burn you if you ain't careful."
Preaching from the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism, keeping one eye on the collection plate and the other on the girls with the short skirts in the front row, Austin's dirty old one man band returns to the pulpit, delivering more of his trademark call and response psychobilly gospel. His sermon? "Remember: Whiskey AND holy water'll both burn you if you ain't careful."
Graveyard Shift is raw, it's muddy, it's chaotic, it's ultra-primal blues and rock and roll with a country heart beating underneath. Biram and his squalling '59 Gibson hollow-body electric throw down the salvation with such gavel-like conviction that you'll actually start to believe his dose of snake oil just might cure the lame, make the blind see, and stop that goddamned woman from pissing you off.
"Been Down Too Long" starts the sermon off right, a Biram gospel rave-up to get you warmed up and clapping, followed by the mellow but menacing "No Way." Menacing, but in no way mellow, "Plow You Under" throws the Dirty Old One Man Band Devil Horns, and SHB tips his grimy hat to the trucks on "18 Wheeler Fever" and the frenetic "Reefer Load." His true country heart beat loud and clear on the beautiful and sparse "Lost Case of Being Found" and "Have No Fun."
And there ain't much more fun than singing along to the title track, or shouting it from the rooftops: "Graveyard Shift is one I like, I sleep all day cuz I'm up all GODDAMN NIGHT...!"