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Friday, January 27, 2012

New Release: Jay Lang and the Devils Due - Review


I just received and had the pleasure to review the newest release by Jay Lang and The The Devil's Due. This is not a straight down the middle "blues" recording (whatever that is) but you know what... it's still real good! I listen to a lot of music as you may guess and some of it not so great. This release is good southern swamp rockin blues and it really is a pleasure to hear. The release is made up of 9 original tunes all with hints towards the musical roots but all sounding original. Preachin' Blues put me in mind of Social Distortion for example... but it really isn't like Social D at all. It's just rockin! My Mama Crazy is a great rockin sliding party. Leave My House is a great rockin' blues with again sliding all the way. 2 Ton Tessie is one of the real gems on the release. It's hard to review a cd when it is this different and this strong. You can't really say it sounds like this or that cause it sounds like what it is! It's good!! I Don't Live Here Anymore is a great funky blues tune. It get's a great blues groove going. This cd isn't over polished or over produced like a lot of the stuff you're likely to hear. It is just raw and great right out of the can! On The Stranger, a bit more straight forward blues tune and again with rip roarin great southern guitar. Jay has a very appropriate voice for this type of music and I think it fits the relaxed feel of the groove that is set. The release concludes with Ride On Billy...ok...I can say it has a Bo Diddley beat... that's all I'll give you. If you want to know what this sounds like...you need to get it. I can't tell you...I can just say I took this cd on a trip with me this weekend and I've been listening to it in the car for 2 days. It's a pure pleasure!



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My favorite track on the release is Pine Box. It's catchy (I never like catchy) and strong and just a great song! If you like swamp rock blues... this is the best thing I've heard like this in quite a while!!
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