Hunt Sales Memorial (from the album Get Your Shit Together available on Big Legal Mess Records)
He is a drummer with longevity in a business of interchangeable parts. He is a musician with rock’n’roll cred. Hunt Sales has clocked in stage and studio time with Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop among others as well as being a member in David Bowie’s Tin Machine as he has sauntered along the path of his sporadic career since 1970. The son of famed comedian Soupy Sales, Get Your Shit Together, the recent Hunt Sales Memorial release, is raw garage punk with a bluesy bounce, loaded with lyrical irreverence in a package of unpolished grit. “Here I Go Again” opens Get Your Shit Together as an out of the gate charger with an opening claim that could be read as Hunt Sales being back and hitting it hard after a break. “Angel of Darkness” has a ska bounce, guitar fills and plenty of word play in a narrative of regret and acceptance, with Hunt Sales letting someone know ‘I hate you just as much as I love you’.
“Sorry Baby” is an irreverent drug intervention song with punchy horns, delivered in the story as part apology for ‘putting a needle in your neck’, and part anticipation as a familiar ‘ ‘64 Caprice’ pulls up to the corner. “Shimekra’s Got the Hook” is a Chuck Berry mover, leading right into the aggressive “Bitch Done Left.” Hunt Sales Memorial lets it all out on “It Ain’t Easy,” which comes across as an angry street confession in two minutes and fifteen seconds of room-filling power chords and sparse lyrics.
Get Your Shit Togetheris rough rock and roll, wearing its heart on its sleeve and spilling its guts all over the floor. The closer in “Cleveland Street Memphis” is packed with saxophone squonk, Hunt Sales Memorial offering a finishing touch with a fitting instrumental to a delightfully dirty album.
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