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PETER CASE

WIG!

2010-07-21

Singer/Songwriter Peter Case has had a long career since fronting the LA based Plimsouls in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This new disc is a wild, wooly affair recorded in three days with DJ Bonebrake (X and the Knitters) on drums and Ron Franklin (Gasoline Silver) on lead guitar following Case’s release from the hospital following open heart surgery. With a buoyant looseness that recalls the band Leon Russell assembled for Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, Case and crew have crafted a disc that is pleasing from beginning to end. Stand out moments include the late 60’s feel of "Ain’t Got No Dough", the greasy blues shuffle of "Banks of the River", a reprise of his 1986 single, "Old Blue Car" which gets life here as "New Old Blue Car", the supremely funky, Creedence Clearwater style swamp rocker, "Somebody Told the Truth", the chiming Byrd’s style rocker, "The Words in Red" and cool grooves of "Colors of the Night". Smitty

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