Various Artists :: "Delta Masters"
letting the blues linger on life support as a museum piece
by humorless musicological geeks or mutated into a beer commercial
soundtrack by whiter-than-Pat Boone guitar zeroes, it's time
for weirdos to reclaim a genre of music that should be full
of piss and vinegar, sex and violence.
To that aim, Dogfingers has convinced 16 strange and diverse
artists to reinterpret (or in some cases deconstruct) Delta
blues classics by artists ranging from Muddy Waters and Robert
Johnson to Bukka White and Blind Joe Reynolds. The results,
we're happy to say, are fun, strange and dangerous. With a
lineup including Dogfingers stalwarts Pseudo Buddha and Boxcar
Satan along with troublemakers Immortal Lee County Killers,
The Heroine Shieks, Porch Ghouls, The Crack Pipes, White Hassle,
Double Clutch, Viva Maxitone, Rev.
Vince Anderson, Memphis
Playboys, Crab Lady, Loraxx, The Starkweathers, Los
Mescaleros and Rube Waddell, you know the results will be anything but
Released February 2003 on DogFingers
Boxcar Satan's rendition of Bukka White's "Sic 'Em Dogs On" recorded
at Tribal Studios in San Antonio, Texas by Chad Garrett. Cover
art by Tracy Duncan.