MIKEY CLASSIC AND HIS LONESOME SPUR: Self-titled: CD

This project from a gutter punk who evidently found out about “punk folk blues” reminds me a little bit of what Robbie Huddleston from Ann Beretta was doing with Foundation, but more stripped down with just banjo and acoustic guitar. This isn’t really my kind of thing and all it does is make me want to listen to some of John Mellencamp’s more recent material because I find his vocals much more natural and not as forced. And with twelve songs in forty-one minutes, it’s much too long. Mellencamp also doesn’t have any songs titled “Ya’ll Motherfuckers Need Jesus.” Good grief. 

 –kurt (Farmageddon)