Treat Her Right
Tied to the Tracks
Rating: **** (Recommended)
While the band likely would have liked to have this come out a bit rawer, the music still sounds great with the major label production. The first side is solid to the end, all originals except a cover of Beefheart’s “Hit A Man.” The side closes with Sandman’s “No Reason” (which sounds especially haunting in retrospect, after Sandman’s fatal on-stage heart attack in 1999).
Side two is filled with originals by various members of the band. (After this second album, Sandman would form Morphine and this band would move to Rounder, a better fit for this outfit.)
Another recommended set, none of that “I Got My Mojo Working” crap. Instead this is a collection of slightly oddball but refreshingly honest white-boy blues.
(author of Kalamazoo: Growing Ups Sideways in the 1970s)