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Nashville Pussy

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From the opening pinball machine sounds to the last over-driven chord, the newest album from Nashville Pussy has the rumbling, good-time vibe of a '70s eight-track tape. You can almost anticipate the clicks from program to program. Producer Daniel Rey (White Zombie, the Ramones) has whipped the Pussy into a tightly wound frenzy on this outing, with a tiny bit of serpentine funk -- courtesy of new bassist Karen Cuda -- thrown in to keep it interesting.

Cuda's bass guitar provides a solid framework for singer/guitarist Blaine Cartwright's good ol' boy base emotions. His partner in crime, lead guitarist and all-'round boobalicious sex symbol Ruyter Suys, keeps her volume high, shredding the shit as the perfect foil for his overwrought bellow. Just like with his other band, Nine Pound Hammer, don't expect high art, poetry or power ballads. This is simple, loud and fun blue-collar, redneck Southern rock, slammed home by drummer Jeremy Thompson. The lyrics are purposely lowbrow ("Pussy Time") and often hilarious ("Meaner Than My Mama").

The band's home base gets proudly name-checked on "Atlanta's Still Burning," but the real surprise of the set is a blistering cover of Ike and Tina Turner's classic swampy stomper "Nutbush City Limits." The molten "Raisin' Hell Again" sums up the feel of the whole record. If you're lookin' for a hell-raisin' good time, get some of this hot Pussy.

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