CHOP TOPS, THE: Triple Deuces: CD

Refined and mature musicianship, lighthearted and well-written lyrics, and years of experience and talent are the hallmarks of Triple Deuces, the Chop Tops fourth release. A twangy and polished blend of early rock, honky tonk, rockabilly revival, roots, and blues is pounded in every direction with concise, surefooted delivery, especially on the frequent instrumentals. In line with the gold standard of the Blasters and Stray Cats, even on their cover of Agent Orange’s “Bloodstains.”

 –thiringer (Split 7)