|Third Man Records Truck conveniently parked next to the 9:30 Club in DC.|
Since the novelty of being at a record truck had not yet worn off (will it ever?), I also was quite easily talked into getting the new "record of the day" from Seasick Steve Hubcap Music. Have I ever heard of him? No. My record truck cashier/driver man/boss dude in the window said that he sings the blues and is a guy that used to be homeless and made it huge in the UK. Well, ok (truth or not), when else will I buying records from a truck in the near future? Into the bag it went. I must say that also after a first and second listen, the VVers are not disappointed. There might have even been some head bobblin' and foot stompin' whilst spinning. Up-tempo guitar and gnarly vocals give this a 80's metal meets The Black Keys kind of honky tonk country saloon vibe. Credits go to Seasick Steve for "hollerin' and playing assorted junk string things." Amongst other credits are an "old cast iron frying pan," "fretless gourd banjo," and Jack White III on a "stone cold solo guitar" on one of the tracks. There's also some fella named John Paul Jones playing on a bunch of tracks. You may have heard of him. Other than the final tune which gets into a touch much gospel for this house, it's a winner.
Keep an eye for a yellow truck Rollin' n' Chooglin' through your city! Records!