SIMON STOKES & HAMMERLOCK: The Wagons Roll at Midnight: CD

Following their recent Glory Never Dies LP, Oakland’s legendary country scum punks Hammerlock team up with the fabled blues rock icon Simon Stokes for a full-length. They’re a perfect fit for one another, given their parallel gritty sensibilities. Stokes has a beautifully harsh voice of gold. When coupled with the duteous precision of Hammerlock, the pair gels into truly prodigious territory. Recommended not just for existing Stokes or Hammerlock fans, but also for anyone into punk who also digs blues and country, The Wagons Roll at Midnight is an ideal raw specimen that is not to be missed! –Art Ettinger (CMGR)