Their debut album harnessed the spirit and energy of their boisterous live shows and delivered a high speed tour through their unique brand of aggro-hillbilly boogie.
Debut CD from Chicago's very own well-traveled road dogs.
Pecadores , which is Spanish for "sinners," harnessed the spirit and energy of their boisterous live shows and delivered a high speed tour through their unique brand of aggro-hillbilly boogie. With bold neo-classicism, it also harkened straight back to the good ol' days when every significant country star was a devout speed freak. Willy speed isn't chemical though, it's manual, as in bows sawing demoniacally across the cat guts, possessed fingers flying up & down fretboards, and slap-back bass and rattle-trap drums tenuously kept it all from spinning into the crowd.
And when the vocals kick in, the whole thing shifts into hyper-drive. Kim Docter's keeing voice is the perfect medium for her evocative and intensely witty songwriting.
Includes such original roof-rattlers as "18 Wheels," and "Too Tired To Live (Too Lazy To Die)," as well as choice covers: the breakneck Johnny & June ( "Jackson" ) , the classic duet Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (the brilliantly titled "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly") and Ira & Charlie Louvin (the wonderfully apocalyptic "Great Atomic Power .")
A must for all your back porch party needs.
Co-produced by David Lowery ( Camper Van Beethoven , Cracker )
Too Tired To Live (Too Lazy to Die)
Great Atomic Power