Scott H. Biram Graveyard Shift on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP + Download
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Ten years ago, Scott H. Biram, unknown and uninvited, walked into Bloodshot Records' swank office complex and said, "I read on your website 'We don't sign metal bands. Don't think you'll be the exception." They took his demo, and after listening to what would become his debut Bloodshot release, The Dirty Old One Man Band, they made Biram the exception. While the Clash trafficked in Combat Rock, Biram pushes Combat Blues, an unholy alliance lying at the crossroads of Doc Watson, Lightnin' Hopkins and Slayer.
The ensuing decade has seen SHB refine, redefine and realign his sound, fearlessly preaching his gospel of blues, punk, country, metal and psychobilly to his congregation of metal-heads, barflies, college professors and regular dudes via a pulpit that is just a stack of amps, a '59 hollow body Gibson, a bullhorn and a stomp board. It makes him one of the most consistently gripping artists out there today.
To commemorate their decade together, Bloodshot is righting a great wrong and releasing his first two albums for the label,The Dirty Old One Man Band and Graveyard Shift, on vinyl for the first time! These limited edition colored 180 gram vinyl LPs contain many of the raw, unhinged now-classics in the Biram canon.
Graveyard Shift is raw, it's muddy, it's chaotic, it's ultra-primal blues and rock and roll with a country heart beating underneath. Biram and his squalling '59 Gibson throw down the salvation with such gavel-like conviction that you'll actually start to believe his dose of snake oil just might cure the lame, make the blind see, and stop that goddamned woman from pissing you off.
"Been Down Too Long" starts the sermon off right, a Biram gospel rave-up to get you warmed up and clapping, followed by the mellow but menacing "No Way." Menacing, but in no way mellow, "Plow You Under" throws the Dirty Old One Man Band Devil Horns, and SHB tips his grimy hat to the trucks on "18 Wheeler Fever" and the frenetic "Reefer Load." His true country heart beat loud and clear on the beautiful and sparse "Lost Case of Being Found" and "Have No Fun."