STRANGER, THE: Prison Called Life: 7”

Garage rockabilly that reminds me a lot of Custom Made Scare, The Neckbones, and, on “Missing Link,” a little like Deadbolt. The B Side is a slightly rough-edged version of NickCave’s “Thirsty Dog” that I’m sure if I saw them play live, I’d be into, but as a recording, I wouldn’t put it on again. Overall, I give this a rating of “Meh.”

 –Steve Stephenson (Haunted Town)