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What's Good for You
Treat Her Right, the unique Boston quartet that operated without a bass and with only a minimalist "cocktail drum" set, grew from playing packed Thursday nights at a neighborhood bar in Cambridge to doing national tours wi... more »
Treat Her Right, the unique Boston quartet that operated without a bass and with only a minimalist "cocktail drum" set, grew from playing packed Thursday nights at a neighborhood bar in Cambridge to doing national tours with everyone from the Replacements to Bonnie Raitt. Their third album (and the only one on Rounder) is their rawest and bluesiest. Includes their quirky originals, covers of classic blues and Dylan's "From a Buick 6" and more.
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WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU is good for me, too...
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After having two albums and a recording contract buried by RCA suits with no sense of revisionist blues, Treat Her Right packed up their beer-soaked bar tunes and headed back to Boston where the clubs were small and the recording studios even smaller. The result was 1991's WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU, a passionate sampling of the group's ability to turn low-fi swamp muck and raunchy blues obscurities into pure gold. Among the cover tunes were Bob Dylan's "From A Buick 6", The Rolling Stones' "Factory Girl", and John Lee Hooker's "Tease Me"--all tattooed with Treat Her Right's 100% Grade-A voodoo. A handful of smart and quirky originals rounded out the disc, making the band one of the best kept secrets of the late 80s/early 90s. Somewhere out there, you know Dr. John is listening to WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU and smiling a big, gumbo-stained grin..."
This is Good For You
P. Rose | Connecticut | 04/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Treat Her Right was one of those bands that should have been heard live. They brought a twist to the Chicago blues sound - a Bostonized blues that hits the mark. Their two "studio" recordings did not capture the essence of their sound - raw, gutteral, bluesy... LIVE. "What's Good For You" fixes what a studio tends destroy for earlier THR records - a live studio album. The album was recorded by the band in a single session - using the approach that so many great Chess blues albums were recorded. This approach makes the album feel more like a set than an album - finding a groove that is carried from the first cut - the classic Buck Owens tune "Rhythm and Booze" - all the way through to the last track "Come Back". The album is mostly covers of songs by the Stones, Dylan, Johnny Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon - all to great effect. The disc is well worth the investment -but don't forget to grab a beer or two for the full effect."
Sandman-- Rest his soul
P. Rose | 12/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Was one of the best vocalists around the local Boston scene. This is by far Treat Her Right's Best album-- THR came before Morphine, btw. This is a wonderful blues album. period. It's raw, edgy basement music that'll have you grooving through your kitchen, if yer not careful."