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CD REVIEW: ROADHOUSE DIET – Original Soundtrack

| 13 November 2015 | Reply

CD REVIEW: ROADHOUSE DIET – Original Soundtrack
Mojoholic Records
2 October, 2015
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Roadhouse Diet - Original Soundtrack

Sweden isn’t reknowned for its Texan boogie n’ supercharged blues, but Roadhouse Diet might just change your mind about that with this album full of liquored-up ZZ Top-worshipping songs of desert highway abuse.

If this really is the soundtrack to their lives it shows they spend a lot of time on the road, doing it tough, and drinking their way through their problems.

Opening with the harmonica-dripping Greasy Spoon, Jonas Kjellgren’s vocals sounding like a growling Billy Gibbons, while the band (drummer Peter Tägtgren, Johan Ahlberg on guitar and Kenneth Seil playing bass – Kjellgren also plays guitar) play as one.

Lyrically Roadhouse Diet stay true to their ouvre: Original Soundtrack is like a stream-of-consciousness road trip through the Mojave desert. (I Can’t) Stay Sober, Big Truck Shuffle, Roadbound, Long Way To Go, Ain’t Got The Time are all great songs punctuated by more of Will Wilde’s bluesy harmonica.

Musically ZZ Top is the obvious reference point, and their desert boogie is so dry you’ll need a few beers while you listen, to – y’know – rehydrate.

Shakin’ N Tumblin’ gets you moving just like that, El Locomotive is a stomping Stormtrooper of a song, and Bye Bye Asshole is an instant sleaze-boogie classic that I’ve been singing far too frequently out there in public.

Roadhouse Diet are the new kings of sleazy Scandinavian desert boogie, and you’dd be well advised to make this YOUR new soundtrack too.

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