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I'm a Lucky Guy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Pop, Rock
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer needed to recharge his batteries after all the wear and tear of traveling from gig to gig on the endless rock highway. So he teamed up with his drum-playing brother Donovan... more »
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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer needed to recharge his batteries after all the wear and tear of traveling from gig to gig on the endless rock highway. So he teamed up with his drum-playing brother Donovan in New York City and formed a miniband called 20 Miles, making a blues CD before following up with this album of primal, bare-bones rock. According to their record company, the brothers' rock music is in the mold of the early-'70s Stones and Faces. But the dozen songs here, among them the vaguely lyrical "Pure as Gold" and the apocalyptic "Highwater," suggest even stronger connections to the Modern Lovers, the Velvet Underground, the New York Dolls, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and a flock of '60s garage bands that worshipped at the altar of blues heroes like Slim Harpo and Muddy Waters. The young Bauers are neither slaves to the past nor imitators, though, and they project a sense of discovery when singing, wrestling notes out of the guitar, spanking the skins, or blowing harmonica. --Frank-John Hadley
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD packs a punch, but not quite as heavy as the JSBX. The songs fall into a groove, and because they were essentially recorded live, there's an honesty to the sound. The fact that it's on the Fat Possum label doesn't hurt either.I saw them live shortly after the release of this CD and they put on a great show. Why these guys aren't bigger is beyond me. Judah should drop JSBX and devote more time to 20 Miles.The first CD is worth checking out too, although it's only 30 minutes long. Luck Guy would be my pick between the two."