P. Paul Fenech’s LRD have perfected twanging, reverb-heavy spaghetti western guitars and trademark growling, dirty, makes-me-want-to-be-bitten baritone/bass vocals. Although about half of the tracks on this album are exemplary covers (Danzig, Johnny Cash), Fenech’s original tunes are equally excellent and maintain continuity. I didn’t even have to listen to this (but I did) because I know this album forward and backward—hands down the best cover of “Jackson” and one of my standing favorite albums of all time. Cherry Red reissue, #74 in the psychobilly series.
–thiringer (Cherry Red)