This debut CD will blow your doors off. Looking cool as Sinatra in Man With the Golden Arm, The Sadies are one part Ennio Morricone, one part Rolling Stones circa '63, one part Flat Duo Jets, one part Stanley Brothers, one part Los Straightjackets, half-part Stooges, and one part getthehellouttatheway. Imagine Johnny Cash's patented boom-chicka-boom played through Dick Dale's amp and delivered with the recklessness of the hey day of De-Troit Rock City.
This skullnumber was recorded at Electrical Studios with Steve Albini (you know, the Nirvana and Robbie Fulks guy) at the knobs. Bluegrass rave-ups, spaghetti western intros, murder ballad classics and garage collisions, there's even a haunting little ditty with Neko Case at the helm.
"Knife fights, bitter arguments about nothing and lots of long walks on stormy nights... And those are just the instrumental tracks." Kieran Grant, Toronto Sun
"With the twin lead guitars of brothers Dallas and Travis Good in front, this Steve Albini production rates as one of the best guitar records of the season." Lenny Stoute, Toronto Star
"The Sadies' insanely original sound, a cross between country, rockabilly and movie soundtrack music... suggests what might've happened if Kurt Cobain played with Dick Dale." Gregg McQueen, Rockpile
"Like a classic muscle car with a massive set of steer horns strapped to the hood, the Sadies peel through 20 songs in 40 minutes and leave a rising cloud of dust and tumbleweed in its wake." Glen Sansone, CMJ New Music Report