Music Review: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Scandalous (2011) by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Dude, if you are not listening to Black Joe Lewis then you are missing something, like, major. These guys rock big time. From funk to motown to country to 70’s rock to well just name a style and these guys are all over it. From bluesy numbers that sound a little like The Black Keys to ones that sound like James Brown was resurrected for the occasion, they are all over the map. Both studio albums: Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! and Scandalous – both produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno – are essential. Your booty will shake itself loose. Your neck will nearly bop off as you slam your forehead against your screen.  I also somehow fell across a music video (must have been on Vimeo or something because I don’t have MTV and don’t watch any TV at all) for Mustang Ranch. Nearly pissed my pants laughing so hard. Love that tune, actually I love songs that relate personal fantasies and stories in this kind of rambling, George Thorogood kind of way. Check ’em out on Spotify or Deezer or iTunes or whatever the fuck but please check them out. Gotta get that hand glazed…
Now if you haven’t heard of ’em, that’s OK too because even pitchfork.com (I couldn’t believe it!) hasn’t reviewed them yet.  Honestly, there isn’t a single boring or tired track on either disc. Dude, I am serious. Later.

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About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.
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