Country music from the edge of the blues
Rick Johnson | Ratcliff, AR USA | 11/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mike Henderson's music is tough. It doesn't matter whether you call it "country" or "blues", this music has an edge to it as jagged as a broken beer bottle. That no one has reviewed this album before confirms one of my worst fears: the fear that there are a lot of great records out there that I'm not hearing. This is guitar music so unique, so down and dirty, so threatening that it should come with a warning label: Caution!
Not for those planning on inheriting the Earth."
The Best Bargain in the Bin!!
David J. Spuria | Webster, Massachusetts | 06/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blues, country, rock, even a touch of soul. Tough to pigeon-hole this offering from Dead Reckoning alum Mike Henderson. Yup, I paid 1$ for this CD. And it is constantly in my computer drive at work, playing through windows media player and stunning co-workers as they walk by. Most want to know when Stevie Ray Vaughan decided to leave the grave and make another album. The playing on Edge of Night is tight and emotive and inventive. There's a raw, bar-room sound that gives this collection almost a live-in-concert feel. Pick a track, "When I Get Drunk" is the perfect opening to the music brawl, with nice guitar chops and beer suds hitting the floor. "Hip Shakin", "Pony Blues" and "Give Me Back My Wig" all have tung-in-cheek appeal, and guitar work that would make Dave Edmunds want to crawl back into the wreckage. This band of Dead Reckoners pulls off boogie-woogie, blues, swing, country, rock and a bit of soul without even flinching.
My editorial comment is this; why has the music industry gone off the deep end? Why doesn't good music like this ever make it to rock stations?
In the end you have to undergound to get the good stuff. And this heres the good stuff!"