503. Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs – “No Help Coming”

Holly and her buddy Lawyer Dave (how’s that for an anachronistic name for a purported hillbilly?) continue on their merry way with this 2011 album.

One again the schtick is rural, rebellious and ‘down home’. And again, they go damn close to pulling it off.

This was the album they were showcasing when I caught them live, so it’s fun to have the backstories to a few of the standout tracks.  For example, knowing that Burn, oh junk pile, burn is about a crazy former neighbour with a penchant for Xmas day bonfires, make me delight more in the wordplay and playfulness. The Hawaiian guitar on said track also adds (in a bizarre fashion) to the off-centre, gothic vibe of patches of this album).

Again, the three or four standout tracks on here are absolute rippers for the genre, such as the title track, L.S.D (Rock’n’Roll Prison), and their latest effort at bating god botherers, Lord knows we’re drinking.

The rest of the tunes are little too laid back for my liking (actually ‘loving’… I do like them).  Nevertheless, this makes for a great Sunday arvo, beer on the balcony listen (although I feel I should have a shotgun on my lap, rather than this damn computer thingy).

File under: Self reliant

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