DNRC030 | LP| 2003 | DELETED
As far as definite articles go, The Songs may well be The. Hailing from Canada by way of the Peace Bridge, Jess & Tuckey Song give it all, y’awl on possibly their finest album in almost sixty years. You’ll know each track on this erratically recorded masterstroke, from the siren-like “Copper” right through to the hillbilly-thrash “Stoke On the Water/ Plinth/ Rockford Files” medley. Perhaps best known in their native Alberta as an instrumental due who’ve done the rounds of the late night all you can eat scene, The Songs come well-equipped for larceny on the break-beat “Rock In My Shoe” and the frantic, yet no less hilarious “Bubble Gun”. Part moonshine-addled gypsies, part toe-jam electric barnyard, “Booked” is the sound of a band finding its way through a dark alley late at night, only to find it wasn’t needed at the other end. This sad and deleted monstrosity serves only too well as a plate on which to put beans, grits and othr assorted North American fare. Eat at your peril.