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by Sassparilla

Homemade, punk-infused, Portland blood-jug holler music.
Genre: Blues: Slide Guitar Blues
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1. Changing Back
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2. She Drinks Alone
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3. Whiskers
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4. Sinners Welcome
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5. Fool Heart
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6. Whiskey Hurricane
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7. Shellac
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8. Forlorn Petition
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9. Hole I Dug
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10. Do you Understand Me?
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11. Polly and Steve
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12. Ditty on the Glass
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Album Notes
Sassparilla was fermented in the bold-dank regions of Chicago and Pittsburgh and spewed onto the sidewalk of Portland\'s 24th & Alberta from the mouth of a 5-gallon bucket with homemade instruments in their clutches: a cigar-box guitar made from an old jewelry box, a washtub bass beaten with a stick, a polka dotted 5 gallon bucket drum kit with rusty break-drums & a hat-box bass, washboards and a fiddle/harmonica duo that interjects like a muscular horn section. With passion, fury, speed, hustle and emotion, the whiskey rains like hellfire, the fingers fly over resonators, and this sextet muster their collective will to never play like cowards.

The result is a one-of-a-kind concoction of homemade, punk-infused, Portland blood-jug holler music.


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Shawn Chain

I had to change my review. In the last year there is no album i've listened to more. the only thing that comes close for me is tom waits. serious juke joint blues you HAVE to dance to.


Catchy Fun
I can't stop listening to this CD. It never seems to get old. Humorous and completely unique, yet it feels like an old friend. I have recommended it to all my friends.

Shawn Chain

i've had debilitated constitution for a couple of months and i'm surprised i haven't worn out the CD. this one is even better.

mike brosnan

Better than ever...
Each album is a step above the last one... An' there all awesome! Buy it!