Southern Culture on the Skids (from the album Bootleggers Choice available on Kudzu Records)
Shimmy, swagger, and sass are mainstays in the songs of Southern Culture on the Skids. Collecting requests from fans for the band’s two major label release, Southern Culture on the Skids offer Bootleggers Choice, sixteen reworked versions of cuts from Dirt Track Date and Plastic Seat Sweat plus a remastered version of “Camel Walk” from their debut E.P. Santo Sings. Bootleggers Choice opens the album on a rock’n’roll stomp and snarling guitars for an environmental message on a 4/4 beat as Southern Culture on the Skids face off against “Earthmover”. Miles and miles take SCOTS down the road with cities changing though the scent inside the band van stays set to “Fried Chicken and Gasoline” while Bootleggers Choice revs up “Voodoo Cadillac” with rubbery guitar licks and cowbell clicks, lights up “Firefly” with a boogie grove, and cha-cha’s south of the border into “House of Bamboo”.
The words of Southern Culture on the Skids are penned with a punk smirk, the music tracking rockabilly, surf music, country, and R&B. Bootleggers Choice psychedelisizes the sound as the album offers a spin on “Dance with Me”, pulls into a drive-thru window on a wobbly wrangle to order “Eight-Piece Box”, slaps a Bo-Diddly beat on “Whole Lotta Things”, and works out a re-working of “Nitty Gritty” on rapidly shifting steps. Forming in the mid 1980’s, SCOTS put their major label releases out in the early 1990’s, continuing to release albums and tour through 2018. Bootleggers Choice spits and snarls, the songs led by guitar riffs that use a vintage six string muse to deliver rock’n’roll sizzle for the new millennia. Southern Culture on the Skids start the engine with a pounding backbeat crushing asphalt in “40 Miles to Vegas” and keeps the motor running for “Dirt Track Date” as Bootleggers Choice raises a mighty funk as SCOTS spitshine and shout out an invite for “Soul City”.
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