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The Crackertones - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkRoots rock, near surf, twisted lyrics... not stylistically, but if you like Drew Weavers' vision of the world, this just might capture your fancy. the instros are sorta jazz-blues-rock, and very nicely done. Vocals on the disc include the way silly "She Ain't Lovin' Me No More" which asks the question "so why don't lesbians love me?" The song "No Pain" sounds a lot like the kind of thing Drew Weaver writes. Excellent.
Picks: In The Tube, Take Five, In The Soup

Track by Track Review

In The Tube dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"In The Tube" is influenced in the same way some fifties rockabilly bands borrowed from the blues side of jazz. That's not to say it's old sound, it just has some phrasing that reminds me of that. Thumping bass and great drums drive Marshall-amp guitar sound for a fine rock instro.

Take Five dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The Crackertones lay down what is likely an instro they use to slide into intermission at clubs. On the jam side, but bouncy and very fun. This is not the Dave Bruebeck Quartet masterpiece.

In The Soup dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a very nice instro. Jazzy, shimmering with vibrato second guitar, and sporting a playful and inviting rhythm section. "In The Soup" is a very suave song with an enticing sound.