SWITCHBLADE KID, THE: For All the Sad Bastards: LP

A Memphis rocker’s solo project, with well-written songs that move from post-punk to countryish ballads to literate singer-songwriter material. Save for two tunes toward the end that are dead ringers for early Jay Reatard, the production has a Jesus And Mary Chain level of reverb, which brings the disparate styles together, giving the album a surprising cohesion, especially considering that it was recorded over a ten year period. 

 –Chris Terry (Miss Molly Music)