Bluff City Ruckus
Roman/Columbia (CK 87033)
Produced by Greg Cartwright and the Porch Ghouls
Executive producer: Joe Perry
Debut (and apparently only) long player from this Florida/Memphis outfit, garage blues and back-porch electric Memphis stomp, letting the Tennessee hillbilly come through without sounding like rockabilly. Unlike their previous EP of mostly covers, all these songs are credited to band members.
It’s not a great album, just a good one, noteworthy 21st Century garage, produced by Greg Cartwright (Oblivions, Reigning Sound), released on Joe Perry’s Roman label . (The Aerosmith / Reigning Sound connection!)
LINK TO SELLERS:
in the early 1990s when the press and the public’s pockets were focused on the sob-ass spawn of seattle, like so many times in history, the rawhide real deal was going down in middle america, the motor city and memphis tapping their pasts and forging the future, the g o r i e s and the oblivians for example. the musicians are still at it with various outfits, and oblivians reformed for a killer new album and a kick tour to kick it off, kicking the asses of all the copycats that surfaced in their wake. here’s a few grainy shots from the slippery floor of their pdx show, 7-11-2013, blood, sweat, and beers.
(author of Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s)