Scott H. Biram The Dirty Old One Man Band 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.
This album's got all the Biram bases covered, and many of these tracks are audience faves to this day. SHB throws his devil horns on "Hit the Road," and "Raisin' Hell Again," gets his blues (done his way, natch...) on the swinging "Someday Baby" and the "Throw a Boogie" medley, and absolutely runs away to church and under bridges on the genius rendition of "I See The Light?/What's His Name."
And just to show us all that he ain't just a maniac, Biram lets fly with a ballad, so simple and so affecting, "Wreck My Car," you'd swear there's softie underneath that tattered trucker's cap. In addition, there are the classic Biram cuts that never fail to wind the crowds up: the diabolical "Blood, Sweat and Murder," the singalong hoot "Truck Driver" and his love song about poultry "Downtown Chicken."
Scott H. Biram The Dirty Old One Man Band Track Listing:
1. Blood, Sweat and Murder
2. Hit The Road
3. Someday Baby
4. Wreck My Car
5. Raisin' Hell Again
6. I See the Light/ What's His Name?
8. Muleskinner Blues
9. Truck Driver
10. Sweet Thing
11. BBQ Commercial
12. Downtown Chicken (Live)
13. CB Transmissions