|One Little Indian
Release Date: 28 April 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Dan Sartain Dudesblood Limited Vinyl LP
· Dan Sartain follows 2012’s Ramones suffused ‘Too Tough
To Live’ with an altogether more eclectic proposition in the
shape of ‘Dudesblood’.
· Across the album’s 10 songs Dan careers between the
paranormal John Ford C&W of ‘Marfa Lights’ to UK anarcho-punk (‘Smash The Tesco’) and a truly inspired take on The Knife’s ‘Pass This On’.
· ‘You Don’t Know Anything At All’ and ‘You Gotta Get Mad
To Get Things Done’ are classic Dan maxims offering up
two sides of the same coin - sentiments softened in the
later song by Misty Miller’s contribution. Elsewhere, in the
darkness of the American underbelly, lurk the sordid
reflections of the ‘HPV Cowboy’ before Dan finally reprises
his country trails croon for ‘Rawhide Moon’ and the album’s
improbable conclusion, ‘Moonlight Swim’ (originally a 1957
hit for Anthony Perkins - who played Norman Bates in
‘Psycho’ - and later for Elvis).
· ‘Dudesblood’ also features drums and marimba tracks by
the venerable DJ Don Bonebrake, best known as an original member and drummer for punk rock band X, of which he is still an active member. Dan’s affinity for X, The Knitters and The Flesh Eaters prompted him to reach out to DJ. The result is a sweet shimmery layer not usually found on the more aggressively paranoid songs that sometimes crop up in Sartain’s catalogue.
2. Pass This On
3. Marfa Lights
4. Smash the Tesco
5. You Don't Know Anything at All
6. Love Is Suicide
7. HPV Cowboy
8. You Gotta Get Mad to Get Things Done
9. Rawhide Moon
10. Moonlight Swim