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Recorded to ¼” tape, Shakedown In Slabtown is a sunscorched ramble through widescreen guitar instrumentalism, down-home gospel, Kosmische repetition and swampy country choogle with the hiss left in.
Bobby is joined by Guy Whittaker (Sharron Kraus, Jim Ghedi, Big Eyes) on drums and percussion, Mark Armstrong on electric bass and keys plus a primitive drum machine groove last heard on Suicide's debut or JJ Cale’s early records.
Owing as much to The Durutti Column as Ry Cooder, the album takes in stripped back traditionals, fuzzed out folk funk, Hired Hand-style acoustic vignettes and wide eyed rural rock. In the grand power-trio tradition, the album closes with a live rave up; an 11min+ elongated deconstruction of Warren Zevon’s Join Me in LA, equal parts Dr John’s Gris Gris, E2E4 and CCR vamp.
Bobby Lee - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Drum Machine
Mark Armstrong - Bass Guitars, Keys, Post Production
Guy Whittaker - Drums, Percussion
Ric Booth - Fiddle on How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
Brian Ellis - Percussion
Engineered and Mixed on 1/4" Tape by Brian Ellis at Portland Works, Sheffield, Summer 2019.
Mastered by Dean Honer
Artwork by Santi Oviedo.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS
Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove