Motown from a dustbin, 12 bar blues as old as the hills. When Richard Swift fractured his left ring finger, those sounds were at thing from the past. But he is back with a new EP. Walt Wolfman is dedicated to outsiders, real ones and characters lifted from horror stories.
Kicking of with a tribute to poet Walt Whitman, Swift tells bed time stories that will the scare the shit out of little kids. A song like Drakula (Hey Man!) mixes Nick Cave gloom with Rick James bravado. Zombie Boogie is a drenched in rusty reverb, Captain Beefheart in a Eddy Cochran mood.
Technically Walt Wolfman is an EP, but it contains more musical ideas than most full-lengths (or double albums for that matter).
Walt Wolfman is released on Secretly Canadian on October 18th, in digital and vinyl formats.Tracks:
- MG 333
- Laugh It Up
- Zombie Boogie
- Out & About
- Drakula (Hey Man!)
- St. Michael