Nashville Pussy – Up the Dosage
Nashville Pussy frontman Blain Cartwright proclaims “This is our Back in Black” and while it is a good album, comparing the new Nashville Pussy album, Up the Dosage, to such a classic album is more wishful thinking and hype, than fact.
That said, one must admit that the Pussy is wide open and rocking it all night long on their latest effort. The album is pretty much what one expects from this whisky soaked band of guys and dolls. It’s funny, gritty, and greasy and if you get too close to it there is probably a distinct odor. But man do they know how to take three chords, loud amps and potty mouth language and turn it into an art form…a juvenile and adolescent art form, but an art form nonetheless.
Blain states, “None of the previous Nashville Pussy albums have been as diverse and at the same time consistent. Everything sounds even bigger and better, yet raw and authentic through and through.”
He is kinda-sorta correct in his statement. While there are plenty of bar chords and distorted licks and solos, there are songs that stretch into country rock territory. As it turns out, for this band the mix works well. You get a country rocker with attitude like “Hooray for Cocaine, Hooray for Tennessee” next to a Motorhead inflected number like “Rub It to Death.” The mix in sonics works and really does make this the most interesting NP album to date.
While this one won’t win them a Grammy, it will still offend your mom and make you happy.
1. EVERYBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE
2. RUB IT TO DEATH
3. TILL THE MEAT FALLS OFF THE BONE
4. THE SOUTH'S TOO FAT TO RISE AGAIN
5. BEFORE THE DRUGS WEAR OFF
7. BEGINNING OF THE END
8. UP THE DOSAGE
9. TAKING IT EASY
10. WHITE AND LOUD
11. HOORAY FOR COCAINE, HOORAY FOR TENNESSEE
12. PILLBILLY BLUES
13. PUSSY'S NOT A DIRTY WORD
By Jeb Wright
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