Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

THOSE POOR BASTARDS / Satan is Watching (2008)

I'm on an Alt-Country trip this week. Those Poor Bastards fit snugly into that odd sock. They play fuzzy tongue-in-cheek experimentation hillbilly hymns. If Hank Williams had sold his soul for a bottle of JD and a packet of cheap smokes and then hit the studio drunk, with a hooker at his side, he'd probably have churned out something like this. It's brooding and apocalyptic songs for everyone.

Songs of Note: Crooked Man; Swallowed by Sin

3½ tambourines, washboards and hoedowns out of 5


cuckoo77 said...

Feckin' great band. Some pervert introduced me to them.

"Gospel Haunted" is my fave album.

Dr Faustus said...

Perverts are good for that sort of thing.
I don't have Gospel Haunted. :( You should Nut it.

cuckoo77 said...

Listening to this album right now.

After about 4 straight hours of Nick Cave scores.

Almost felt like putting a bullet to my head after too much of it. :laugh:

Dr Faustus said...

I didn't realise he had did so many scores. Wiki mentions something called To Have and to Hold, soundtrack (1996) – composed with Harvey & Bargeld!! That could be good. 0_0