Boxcar Satan – Upstanding and indigent

Boxcar Satan from Texas likes to put a dozen styles in the mixer. They have firm blues and rock roots, but they also don’t shy away from post-punk, cajun, gospel and avantgarde-jazz. At times I have to think of the structured chaos of The Birthday Party. Other parts remind me more of the freejazz punk of Victim’s Family or the filthy bluespunk of Jon Spencer. The raw alcoholic vocals are a cross between Tom Waits and a veteran blues singer. But you’ll also find some authentic Texan gospel on ‘Drunk on the blood of the lamb’. A dirty and bizarre album, but certainly entertaining (if you’ve had enough whisky to drink).

artist: Boxcar Satan
label: Dogfingers Recordings