Burnside, R.L. – Ass Pocket Of Whiskey (Vinyl)


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AVAILABLE AGAIN ON VINYL!!! “Recorded in one afternoon in the Holly Springs, Mississippi, hometown of 69-year-old blues great RL BURNSIDE, A Ass Pocket of Whiskey documents a single noisy, spirited session with Burnside, his sideman KENNY BRWON, and the punk-bred blues reconstructionist trio called the JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION. The pairing of JSBE, led by a white Ivy League dropout turned downtown New York scuz who poses as a hard-living blues rocker, and RL Burnside, the last of the real down-home badass bluesmen of the Mississippi hills, is strange—perhaps sacrilege to blues purists—but oddly appropriate. And the moments of pure musical chaos caught on this record—both cross-cultural and cross-generational—sound entirely within the realm of both acts. With its unorthodox accompaniment (including wheezy theremin and Spencer’s trademark shouts), the album is probably not the most fitting introduction to Burnside. But as the oldest man ever to record for the hip indie-rockers at Matador, no doubt he gladly sacrificed juke-joint obscurity for the chance to appear on MTV’s 120 Minutes.”—Roni Sarig

Ass Pocket of Whiskey
Artist: R.L. Burnside
Format: LP
Release Date: 2/3/2009
LABEL: Fat Possum Records
UPC: 767981102610
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Blues Rock, Delta Blues, Modern Electric Blues

A1 Goin’ Down South
A2 Boogie Chillen
A3 Poor Boy
A4 2 Brothers
A5 Snake Drive
A6 Shake ‘Em On Down
B1 The Criminal Inside Me
B2 Walkin’ Blues
B3 Tojo Told Hitler
B4 Have You Ever Been Lonely?