BONERAMA

HARD TIMES

2009-10-12

Four trombones, drums, guitar and bass equals 30 minutes of jazz, rock and soul bliss on this new offering from New Orleans Bonerama. It is easy to see that Bonerama is steering towards a more funky path on this disc and as I experienced watching them in the Crescent City that they know how to steam up a dance floor. The other difference you will notice on this disc is all but the excellent instrumental “Folly” are vocal tracks that are shared by Mark Mullins and Craig Klein. The other big change is the addition of the organ that adds to the funkiness of this disc especially on the cover of “Turn On Your Love Light”. “When the Levee Breaks” is a full out rock track originally penned by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant but certainly brings back the thoughts of Hurricane Katrina. This is certainly one “Hard Times” that you can really enjoy. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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