LAME, THE: Shall Enter First: LP

On Shall Enter First,Torino, Italy’s The Lame channels the dark and stormy atmosphere of the Lost Sounds’ Memphis Is Dead album and then brilliantly laces it with the rockabilly swagger of The Cramps. Co-ed vocalists bring to mind the blues-inspired madness of Boss Hog, especially on the song “Down in the Valley.” Tim Kerr’s always amazing cover art, as well as a beautifully printed dust sleeve, deserve mention and help round out an already enjoyable record. Grazie, The Lame! 

 –Juan Espinosa (Alien Snatch)