Eighty Six’d (At the Scrapyard) is the long overdue fourth studio release from Karmma.
It’s a harder sound this time around from Karmma, compared to the previous release-16th Street.
Karmma definitely brings an edge to this album, returning and paying tribute to their roots like the Valley of Fools album. Jams like Lonely Nights, and Dashed Expectations provide the blues and rockabilly satisfaction, but it is the new ventures like Life Goes On, Aflat Diminished, Beauty, and Don't Make Sense that wake you up. Life Goes On is a lazy rock song with a good grunge sound, coincidentally followed by the instrumental Aflat Diminished which is like the Jack to Life Goes On's Coke.
Beggar’s World and Don't Make Sense are solid jams as well as bringing a sound that carries and puts you right in a set of lawn seats. It’s an album good for road trips, work-outs and a summer cook out.
The core of the album was born out the song-writing collaboration of Billy Angel and Louis Stickling.
Songs like Dog Eat Dog showcase the grit created by the friction of Stickling’s guitar work and Angel’s lyrics. The other half of the album are songs plucked from the cutting room floor by Karmma co-founders Joe McCaffery and Billy Angel. The panoramic artwork of the CD was provided by Rich Greene at Right Hemisphere Productions. While the album may have been long in the making, it was worth the wait