Friday, May 11, 2012

Lee Bains III

Really enjoyed this record, purchased on a whim at a very underattended P.G. Six/Citay/Lee Bains III show last month...

Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires
There is a Bomb in Gilead
Lee Bains III was a late addition to The Dexateens, joining the punk-spliced-to-Muscle Shoals outfit’s three-guitar attack in 2008, in time for the band’s final album Singlewide. The Dexateens, along with The Quadrajets (and later, The Immortal Lee County Killers), defined a certain kind of southern garage punk in the early ’00s, incorporating not just blues, but gospel, redneck rock (Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Allmans) and soul into an incendiary onslaught. Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires picks up where the Dexateens left off, with ragged blues, rampant stomps and barroom guitar brawls. There is a Bomb in Gilead is as deeply felt as it is deeply fried, as indebted to Al Green as to Iggy and the Stooges.


Bains and his guys did a show on WFMU, so there's a bunch of live tracks at the Free Music Archive.

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