"Uck Life?" Where the uck does something like this even come from? The music that actually lives up to the name has always been there if you looked hard enough. Even if it meant a trip to the sewer. This moment in space, time and drain pipes has brought us to North Carolina, birth place of Charlotte, NC's Paint Fumes, and this 2012 album is the sound of three now-minded and irreplaceable disciples of the earthquake shake!
Drummer Josh Johnson aka Pinche Gringo (also done hard time with King Khan's Tandoori Knights) knows every beat in the book, and they are here in spades! Straight out the congo, filtered through American grime and always in the pocket. Lead guitarist Brett Whittlesey has arrived to demonstrate that one can rock out the real blues and squeeze every last drop of funky assed Satanism out of it. Elijah von Cramon, the rhythm guitar beater and incredible vocal sensation with the screech owl hoot and howl is an infant maniac old soul who was just lucky enough to bounce into his wise new crew. His mangled guitar interplay with Brett's scatterbrained leads are the shit of legend.
Bo met Muddy and the Wolf in a Super Blues Group bomber. Poison Ivy and Brian Gregory's mutual sonic masturbation sessions dropped ju-ju on the insane. Simultaneously, The Gories advanced experiments in industrial blues collided with Cheater Slicks' sonic exercises in murder, and Oblivians fucked it all away. It ain't really all that simple, but here we are again, huffing ghosts from the brown paper bag full of sold souls with an essential thread in this web of sound we call rock'n'roll!