Reckless Kelly (from the album Bulletproof Live available on No Big Deal Records)
Just about a year ago, Reckless Kelly set out on the road. The gold the band were seeking represented an anniversary for Bulletproof, the 2008 release from Reckless Kelly. Their recent release, Bulletproof Live, puts the studio release on a touring turntable as Reckless Kelly collect performances from a summer 2018 run celebrating the tenth anniversary with a series of west coast shows. Bulletproof Liveallows Reckless Kelly to revisit road-tested tunes, polished night after night as their boots walked a decade worth of stages. Frontman Willy Braun speaks for the band who felt the best way to hear a Reckless Kelly song is from the source, foregoing studio polish when they ‘decided not to do that, and make it a true live album, both for the sake of posterity and out of honesty. What’s the point of a live record otherwise? Live music is best served on the brink of disaster. Sure, there are a few sharp notes and a clunker or two here and there, but that’s what happens in a live setting and what we have here- just six guys that have been playing music together for a long time, a hell of a good road crew, and some truly great crowds. There are no studio tricks and no pitch correction, we wanted it to be real honest and real live-bootleg style’.
Bulletproof Livefires its opening shot with a track from an Idaho show, the Braun brothers returning to their original stomping ground when the Austin, Texas-based Reckless Kelly launch into “Ragged as the Road”. Songs for love lost (“Don’t Say Goodbye”), found (“Love in Her Eyes”), and returned (“You Don’t Have to Stay Forever”) are packed in the back of the bus with the gear on Bulletproof Live. Rock’n’Roll Country soundtracks Reckless Kelly as they wear the bad boy skin while looking for love in “Guy Like Me” as they make a plan to escape with “God Forsaken Town” and take a stance on war with “American Blood”. Bulletproof Liverepresents all the original cuts from the band, adding in a live version of the Merle Haggard (by way of Jimmie Rodgers) cut “California Blues (Blue Yodel #4)” following with Reckless Kelly’s own west coast tune, “How Was California?”.
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