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Monday, August 04, 2008

BBQ - Tie Your Noose

In a world of roots-conscious two-person blues-punk combos, BBQ has raised the bar by proving you can do it all by your lonesome. Thanks to the magic of foot pedals, Mark Sultan handles both the guitar and the backbeat on his second album as BBQ, Tie Your Noose, and if his rhythmic style is a bit less elaborate than that of, say, Bantam Rooster or the Flat Duo Jets, his guitar work is both tough and melodic, and unlike most of his peers he's not afraid to let a natural sweetness show in his voice. The songs on Tie Your Noose have as much to do with rockabilly and classic soul as guitar-shot blues ("Don't You Hold Out on Me" sounds like a lost Sam Cooke number, and "Burn This Town" would do Johnny Burnette proud), while Sultan can make with the big rock or ease off into a lighter-impact approach with equal skill, giving this set a welcome sense of variety many blues-punk rockers lack. And while Ed La Rocque's low-rent engineering and production fall a bit short of hi-fi, they capture Sultan's live energy with no-frills accuracy and a low-tech sound that's warm and inviting.

Track List
1. C'mon and Love Me
2. Outta My Mind
3. Waddlin' Around
4. Year Old Wine
5. Don't Hold Out On Me
6. Tie Your Noose
7. Shake Real Low
8. Out Of Time
9. Hang It Up
10. Burn This Town
11. Justify
12. Record Machine

Download: BBQ - Tie Your Noose
Download Size: 30.5MB


hdvns said...

Thanks for this goodie. Haven't heard much of his solo stuffs.