DM Bob and the Deficits
Bush Hoggin’ Man
It’s amazing how something so uniquely and seemingly American can come from Germany. In his intoxicated debut, Bad With Wimin, Deutsche Mark Bob flexed his capacity to harness the energies of Hank Williams and Jerry Lee Lewis in a psychobilly meets bluegrass hoe-down at the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. The album had a real good, honest feel that could overcome its “recorded inside a dumpster” production.
For Bush Hoggin’ Man, DM Bob has significantly cleaned’ up production and, as JSBX, the Chrome Cranks and the Oblivians fight over the last of the three chord R&B riffs left in Memphis, the Deficits have musically headed south towards the Bayou for a bit of the ol’ Zydeco. DM Bob and the Deficits continue their journey to resurrect great American musical sounds and succeed in comin’ off soundin ‘ more like something from abouts Texarkana than Western Europe. Those with an alternative ear that have the capacity to tolerate and even appreciate country’s truer roots and recognize that figurative time and place where rock’n’roll, the blues, country and America’s earthier and more earnest musical roots blend together in delirious mash, would have a hard time denying DM Bob’s significance. Germans have a real knack for taking a delicate but light-hearted approach to great American culture. Besides you’d swear that DM Bob was some kinda Moonshine-swilling, toothless-grinning, redneck geezer with some good ol’ common sense and a heart of gold. Crypt Records, 1250 Long Beach Ave., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90021