TRAMP FOR THE LORD: Self-titled: CD

Soporific, occasionally country-twinged (mostly) acoustic music from Doug Cox, bassist of ‘80s L.A. rockers The Hangmen. The minimal production/performance of the songs is oddly fitting as an ultimate delivery for the package, with the lion’s share of the tracks featuring only Cox’s sedate warble and his guitar both awash in reverb keeping things simple and the attention focused on the song instead of hiding ‘em under all sorts of digital doohickeys and tricks. Is any of this likely to burn up the charts? Highly doubt it, and to assume that’s the ultimate intent is to miss the point entirely. 

 –jimmy (Tramp For The Lord, [email protected]))