Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hangmen - "East Of Western" CD

Now counting former Supersuckers guitarist Ron Heathman amongst their ranks, this Los Angeles quartet raises the bar with "East Of Western". Opening with the driving freight train garage punk of "Homesick Blues", the band moves swiftly into the Gun Cub-styled swamp blues of "I'm Your Man". "Had A Girl" is a rough-and-tumble ballad that works, too. In fact, this whole album -- 10 songs, are all expertly paced rockers -- with the ideal amount of grit and dirt, yet with enough melody and spark to remain interesting and accessible. A grand album from a band at their peak. (Acetate Records) Hangmenspace Hangmenbook

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