Imagine Johnny Cash's patented boom-chicka-boom played through Dick Dale's amp and delivered with the recklessness of the hey day of De-Troit Rock City.
There's even a haunting little ditty with Neko Case ("Cowhand").
This debut CD will blow your doors off. Looking cool as Sinatra in Man With the Golden Arm, The Sadies are one part Ennio Morricone, one part Rolling Stones circa '63, one part Flat Duo Jets, one part Stanley Brothers, one part Los Straightjackets, half-part Stooges, and one part getthehellouttatheway.
Bluegrass rave-ups, spaghetti western intros, murder ballad classics and garage collisions, there's even a haunting little ditty with Neko Case ("Cowhand"). Instrumental bursts, spooky vocal numbers and a dizzying spectrum of influences. Many of these songs are Sadies classics. "Dying is Easy," their punk garage take on the Stanley Brothers "Glass of Wine," murder ballad boogies like "Pretty Polly" and "Little Sadie," and a song about a rabid monkey. It's called "Rabid Monkey." All these songs (and the rest) make this an album of surprising diversity, vision and, well, utterly unique rock and roll.
This skull number was recorded at Electrical Studios with Steve Albini (you know, the Nirvana, Bush and Robbie Fulks guy) at the knobs.
Dying Is Easy
Glass of Wine