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LEE BAINES III & THE GLORY FIRES

There Is A Bomb In Gilead

2012-05-15

There Is A Bomb In Gilead is the debut album from Alabama band Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires. It comes out of the gate rocking with “Ain’t No Stranger”. Second track, “Centreville” is southern-fried garage and has catchy “wooo-wooo-wooo” vocals in the chorus. Starting with the ballad “Reba” and the medium-tempo “Choctaw Summer”, the album delves more into its southern side, getting downright country on “Magic City Stomp”. One can’t help but to compare Lee Baines and The Glory Fires to the Allman Brothers, especially as the album progresses into the country-blues of the last four or five tracks. Album closer, the title track, comes from Lee Bains mishearing the old hymn as a child, “There Is A Balm In Gilead”. All in all, I’d sum up this release as countryfied southern rock. Rebecca Ruth

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