HOWITZER: Turncoat: 7"

May 26, 2008

This record works hard to find common ground between oi and country music. Each side has a straight oi song followed by a really unique oi/country hybrid. The oi songs end up sounding so standard that they’re boring, especially next to the heartfelt “Folded American Flag” and the muscled-up cover of the George Jones tune “I Just Don’t Give a Damn.” I can’t help but think the whole thing would have been a success if they had gone oi/country on every song. 

 –mp (Hazard Hill)