SIOUX CITY PETE AND THE BEGGARS: Necro Blues: CD

I saw Sioux City Pete play a solo set down in Phoenix a few years back. Stripped down blues, a little slide guitar, and a Son House cover…He was great and I was looking forward to hearing a record. Unfortunately for me, this is nothing like what I heard that night. This is a big, mean, and ugly wall of noise that would have been right at home on Amphetamine Reptile in the early ‘90s. It is certainly deserving of the title “Necro Blues”—it is dark, ugly, and bleak. It‘s very well done, but I have a very low tolerance for this stuff. I’ll hold out hope for that stripped down blues record I know he’s got in him.

 –frame (Steel Cage)