What happened to the hollering, stomping, old time rambler of albums past? It gives Seasick the chance to remind his audience that the sound of an old man and an acoustic guitar can be just as exciting, moving and inspiring as any rock band, pop group or orchestra. He slips on a slide to tease out tunes, all the while weaving in percussive slaps and tight strums of the core root chords, like Jack White, Jimi Hendrix and Satan himself all rolled into one. The title track creates suspense around its refrain, which itself sneaks up on you like a kick in the crotch.
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With the album's title, he seems to be acknowledging his own limitations, or at least challenging outside perceptions of his unswerving brand of distorted, down-home blues, usually played on clapped-out, improvised instruments. It feels like a declaration of intent, and the rest of the album bears out the threat.
The album stretches to new band members too, with erstwhile Led Zep bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Dan Magnusson joining Wold on several tracks to provide a punchy rhythm section he has hitherto denied himself. It's an effective partnership; the extra power on Back in the Doghouse pushes the Seasick sound ever further into rock'n'roll crossover territory.
Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Back in the Doghouse. Burnin' Up. Have Mercy on the Lonely. It's a Long Long Way. Underneath a Blue and Cloudless Sky.Seasick Steve "You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks": There must be something wrong with me What it is I can't quite see I can't seem to do nothing right.