CHILI COLD BLOOD: Self-titled: 7”

Guitar, drums, and pedal steel was the first thing I noticed, and not the boob displayed in a static fuzz on the cover. Had I noticed the boob first, I would have thought, “Oh look, a static fuzzed boob. Next please.” It’s not that it’s not a lovely breast, but more along the lines of me not really caring. Hell, maybe it sells records. I don’t know, but I don’t care to read the market and/or trade reports on it. However, pedal steel—I’m all in for that. Actually, I don’t think there’s enough of pedal steel out there. So I was stoked on this one before I even played it. Now after listening to it several times, and not being sure if I’m into it or not… wait… let me sit back for a moment and listen to the low end on “Why Baby Why”.… I can’t say that I don’t like it. It’s pretty good stuff. I’m not going to compare them to any other bands, ‘cause if you are into pedal steel it should be enough for you to get the record. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want it to sound like I think of myself as a pedal or lap steel aficionado, all I’m saying is it’s got that going for it, and that it doesn’t sound clean or southwestern. It’s more blues sounding stuff, with green bullet-type vocals, and a booby on the cover. You in?

 –guest (Shake Your Ass)