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Nashville Pussy | ‘Pleased To Eat You’


Awful title.

Awful cover.

But, then again, both are a (slight) step up from ‘Let Them Eat Pussy’, and that is a blistering piece of rock n roll.

So maybe this one will follow suit.

It’s been a fallow few years for Nashville Pussy.

Once seen as a band genuinely going places (with Grammy nominations and appearances in video games), they’ve been quiet following the mildly disappointing ‘Up the Dosage.’

While they’ve never put out a terrible record, I think it’s safe to say that their first three records cast a shadow over anything else they’ve recorded, due to their exuberance, freshness and genuinely exciting songs.

Obviously, youth and enthusiasm play a big part in this. Then, whenever the treadmill of recording and touring begins to take it’s hold, the quality drops.

So they’ve had a few years off on the recording front. What can they offer in 2018?

Salacious

Opener ‘She Keeps Me Coming and I Keep Going Back’ is a midtempo piece of sleaze with Blaine and Ruyter trading off guitar licks like Angus Young in his prime.

Could have done with a faster tempo but, as an intro, there’s enough to intrigue the listener.

‘We Want a War’ plays up to the band’s rebellious / hillbilly image, with a little bit of an undercut about modern society (“Don’t just sit there…jacking off and buying things…Bombs are falling from the sky / At least we’re getting exercise…”).

It’s not a particularly exhilarating track but it still has a cool hard rock groove to it and will undoubtedly go down a storm live with it’s fist pumping chorus.

‘Just Another White Boy’ is more AC/DC worship, alternating between a speedy verse and midtempo chorus. It’s the first genuinely great rock song on here. Nothing clever or trendy about it, it just rocks.

And I’m delighted to say the rest of the album carries on in such salacious form.

You know what to expect, so why expect anything different?

The production captures a sleaze normally associated with a strip club bar band, and is dry enough to let the groove carry through effortlessly. It’s a trick most AC/DC worshipping bands never get. But Nashville Pussy pull it off (ooh err matron) with aplomb.

While the first three records remain untouchable, ‘Pleased to Eat You’ shows there’s still life and vitality in the band.

Like their peers Zeke and Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy are smart enough to know how gloriously dumb rock music can be and, being students of the genre, dig out and revitalise all the clichés, somehow making them exciting again.

If you were a fan in the past, there’s a good chance this album will rekindle your love of the band. It’s more of the same, sure, but when they’re doing it as well as they do on here, why change?

Rock and/’n roll, motherfuckers.

3.5 / 5 – Christopher Owens ::: 22/09/18


3 Comments
  1. “But IS Ruyter Suys a milf or not? Jury remains out”

    Ah ya dirty minger Owens, I wouldn’t do her with yours. She’s as rough as old boots mate…the jury’s gone fucking home in horror!!!!

  2. You do realise that bit wasn’t written by me, right?

  3. My bad mate!!!….CT is the dirtbag so!!!! 😉

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