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The Gas And The Clutch

by The Perpetrators

Second release from The Perpetrators-wild, unabashed, houserockin' blues music that makes you want to shake it 'till you break it...
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. 55th Street Boogie
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2. She Lets Me Know
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3. Roller Coaster Love
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4. One Year Ago
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5. Sent Me Down The Road
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6. Scratch The Surfish
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7. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
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8. Are You Ready For The Country
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9. You Can't Sit Down
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10. The Woman I Love
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Album Notes
**2006 Western Canadian Music Award Winner and Juno and Maple Blues Nominee** "Playing the blues is about paying your dues and there's no question the members of The Perpetrators are paid in full... it's a crime these Perps aren't famous yet." - Peter North, Edmonton Journal

"After releasing a rockin' debut that wouldn't have
been out of place on the Fat Possum label (in fact,
it's arguably better than most of that imprint's new
signings), the Perps hit the road hard, stopping just
long enough to record this outing in a few quick
sessions at Bedside. The result is a bluesier effort
that heralds both the band's past and its present. The
past in the low-down, gutbucket sensibilities these
guys have honed in years of playing, the present in
that Jason Nowicki, Scotty Hills and Ryan Menard are
now at the height of their powers. They don't just
love this music, they live it." A (rating)
John Kendle, Uptown Magazine

Through the constant touring in support of their self-titled debut CD, The Perpetrators have aged like a fine whiskey, gaining depth and maturity but losing none of their bite or raw power. This is immediately clear to anybody who listens to their 2005 follow-up, "the gas and the clutch. " Working 99% live off-the-floor, they pull off the daunting task of nailing the primal, and at times barely containable, energy of their live show in the studio. Like a live set, the songs roll raucously though crowd favorite originals like "She Lets Me Know" and "Rollercoaster Love" and tributes to some of their favorite artists, including Hound Dog Taylor, Taj Mahal and Neil Young.

Of course the new release doesn't mean a chance to rest on their laurels. The first few months after it's release see the band opening for Los Lobos at JazzFest Winnipeg and making their debut at the Chicago Blues Festival. There may be no place like home but The Perpetrators are willing to rock the house anywhere anytime people need some good time, high-energy music. For more background on The Perpetrators, please check out their first disc, also available on CDBaby.

"Influenced by Big Sugar, Dick Dale and Hound Dog Taylor, Winnipeg's rockin' blues trio, The Perpetrators, get this party startred on their second album with a raucous cover of Taylor's "55th Street Boogie" and pay tribute to their hometown with a kick-ass cover of Neil Young's "Are You Ready For the Country."
But the real highlight arrives when skin-pounder Scotty Hills stumbles out from behind the kit and steals the mic from singer/guitarist Jason Nowicki for an exceptionally heartfelt and soulful reading of Taj Mahal's "Lovin in My Baby's Eyes." It wouldn't be surprising to hear this one on commercial radio.
Lenny Milne's sparse production captures the raw essence of the Perps' live performance by allowing them to both hang and cut loose. The Perpetrators don't reinvent the wheel but they sure give "the gas and the clutch" a workout." - 3 1/2 stars
Bruce LePerre, The Winnipeg Free Press

"I thoroughly enjoyed the first album by these
Winnipeggers and am happy to report that this one is in" - Flen


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hugh somers

can't wait to get my hands on this great cd
heard your cbc interview on may 8/06. I was on my way to hear INXS at the Moncton coliseum here in new brunswick, it was my initial exposure to your great sound. Really enjoyed the two cuts that were played on air and i just can't wait to get a copy of the cd in my sound system!!!!!

odell delacroix maynard

finger lickin good!
i normally don't listen to much that ain't country but i sat around, sucked some suds, gave this a spin and i gotta say.. these boys can PLAY! maybe they ain't the d.rangers but who is the d.rangers?


best bend in canada
Incredible album! It's as close as it gets to sounding live for a studio album. I can see why this album was nominated for a JUNO, two Maple Blues Awards and it also won a Western Canadian Music Award. I've got both albums and I still play them regularly. Looking forward to see what they come up with next...


Very good.
Good disc, can see why these guys from Winnipeg are nominated for Maple Awards. Well Done!


Great rock sound
Looking for a great sound like early ZZ Top, this is it.


Perps have surpassed first album!
It's hard to believe they did it again, but they pulled it off! The Perpetrators have without a doubt met-if not exceeded the high standards of their first album. Classics such as Lovin In My Baby's Eyes are mixed in with original hits like She Lets Me Know and the Perps pull off the combination of old and new music seamlessly with their own unique, rockin' style.

Paul S

If you like straight-ahead, hard driving blues this is the CD for you. There's nothing soft or sentimental about this one-the sound is raw and energetic throughout. It's draft beer and formica table-tops, hootin' n' stompin' blues.

T Ditty

OMG, You should see little Piper Jax Bust a move to this one!!!