by The Legendary Shack Shakers


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2004
Label: Yep Roc Records
UPC: 0634457207929
catalogNumber: 2079
Rank: 75735

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Legendary Shack Shakers   Primary Artist
Bruce Baxter   Accordion
Jim Hoke   Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Mark Robertson   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Nick Kane   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Fats Kaplin   Banjo,Fiddle,Accordion,Squeezebox
Jordan Richter   Guitar,Bells
Paulie   Percussion,Tuba,Drums,Choir, Chorus,Bells,Snare Drums
Colonel J.D. Wilkes   Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Accordion,Harp,Pipe,Vocals,Voices,Human Whistle,Wurlitzer,Toy Piano,French Harp,Mouth Organ,Animal Sounds
Donnie Herron   Fiddle
David Lee   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Meanie   Barking
Rabid Dog   Barking
Jessica Rose   Tambourine,Choir, Chorus
David Lee   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Mark Robertson   Audio Production
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Jordan Richter   Engineer
Paulie   Contributor
Colonel J.D. Wilkes   Composer,Sound Effects,Producer,Audio Production,Cover Painting,Sampling Engineer
Steve Mebbe   Engineer
Mark Robertson   Producer,Engineer

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Believe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Nashville's Legendary Shack Shakers are a punk blues rockabilly trio that rock like Rev. Horton Heat run into Southern Culture on the Skids at a roadhouse somewhere on a dark road in the South. Songwriter and vocalist Col. J.D. Wilkes wails through the distortion of his vintage bullet-shaped microphone like (to quote their publicity) "a punk song and dance man" - an apt description of his high-octance performances - both live and on record. ¶ The disc opens with the adrenal klezmer of "Agony Wagon," that's sure to inspire a polka frenzy as the fiddle, clarinet and twangy electric guitar battle for supremacy. From there the disc rocks a bit more straight-forwardly, with the Marilyn Manson-esque march beat of "Where's the Devil… When You Need Him?" giving way to the gutter blues of "Piss and Vinegar." There's psychobilly to be had, but tunes like "County of Graves" carry a Southern gothic edge in their fiddle that lend a flavor apart from The Cramps and their ilk. ¶ The vintage mic is the perfect instrument for the CB-styled "Cussin' in Tongues," and Wilke's harp blows blue for a blistering cover of Sonny Boy Williamson and Willie Dixon's "Help Me." Vocal distortions add a creepy edge throughout the disc, but besides the waltz-time "The Pony to Bet On" and the klezmer coda, "Misery Train," the band never cools down enough for the vocals to seem out of place. This is one relentless record.