Steve Miller | Feb 27, 2008 | Comments 0 |
Bettye LaVette CD review by Steve Miller
Feb 27, 2008, 18:39
BETTYE LAVETTE The Scene of The Crime CD
What's good: Nancy Sinatra steps up with dubious but seasoned jammers like Jon Spencer, Calexico, Sonic Youth, and Steve Van Zandt a few years back. So the results weren't great, but just the version of “Bang Bang” was fine enough to sate.
What's really bad: An ageing but credible blues/soul crooner doing a batch of tunes that almost any choir girl could do. And if she had enough dough, she could hireâ€¦Sonic Youth, Caliexico, and any other uncritically acclaimed, Spin magazine house band. Instead, she chose the Drive by Truckers, a pedestrian outfit clutching in a most mercenary fashion at the brass ring. Hey, Rolling Stone likes 'em, might move a few units. [Anti]
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