Something Nice – Becky Lee and Drunkfoot – Hello Black Halo
|6 August, 2012||Posted by Erik Carlson under Uncategorized||
It may be a bold assertion, but Becky Lee and Drunkfoot is a master.
Yeah, that’s right, I used the singular as Becky Lee and Drunkfoot is a one-man band, but man, she hits like a tornado through a trailer park.
I dig one-man bands, but they typically only stand-up to a few listens as most songs fall into the monotony of a drizzling rain. Becky Lee , on the other hand, brings all the thunder, driving rain, reprieves, and excitement of a summer storm.
Hello Black Halo rolls in with dark clouds of betrayal, death, and lust, as. Becky Lee abuses the hell out of her guitar using the drums only to drive the song into the open country of your speakers and her voice strikes with the power of lightning. In “Killer Mouse”, she breaks from the beating drum into a small lead that proves Lee understands how a song needs to break down for the words or music to have the desired power.
The tracks that follow are all great and enjoyable, but the track that stands out is “Hip Kids”, a suburban summer lament. In this track, Lee channels the Shondells in a 1950′s dirge about being finished with the posturing multitudes who are too cool to do anything loose or reckless (or even treat a woman right). “Hip Kids” is a song I never knew could be written. It manages to be sad, rebellious, and angry, in the same four minutes.
As the storm ends, with “Beginning of the End” there is honestly nothing to do but look at what the storm has left, turn the record over, and begin again.