by GE 138.
Do people still get excited about bands like the Dropkick Murphys? Hasn't that whole "Irish Pride" schtick been run into the ground? It hasn't huh? Bigger than ever you say? Le sigh. Oh well... on that wave of nostalgia with mandolin tinged melodys, sing-song vocal lines and an occasional blast of acccordion accents when appropriate, comes The Rumjacks, all the way from the great Down Under, like Crocodile Dundee down under and shit. They play an energetic type of Irish tinged tuneage that's catchy as fuck and from songs on here like One For The Road, Bloodsoaked In Chorus, and Across The Water, it seems like they'd put on one Hell of a show live. All I knew of The Rumjacks beforehand was something about their old singer being arrested and sent to prison for being a woman beating POS, but I didn't let that deter me from giving them a fair shake musically, so to speak. Brass For Gold is a great sounding record. It's well produced, mixed to perfection, all the musicians involved play well, especially the drummer, who sounds lke he's having a lot of fun laying all those catchy drum lines and hard hitting skip beats and accents, and plus, this sounds good when played loud, which is always a good thing in my book. 😉
If you're looking for something new to drink along to when you're hanging out at your favorite corporate pseudo Irish bar, go right up to that jukebox on demand monstrosity they have hanging on the wall and type in The Rumjacks and give this album a listen. I bet you and everybody else in the place will like it. Bet.