The new Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band's latest is "Between the Ditches" and it's on Side One Dummy, out of of Hell-A. The Reverend's band is only three people but they play big - and they play often - over 250 dates a year of bluesy swamp rock with Peyton's raspy weird beard in a baseball cap vocals that are as raggedy as they are righteous. There's a little Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper in here, also some John Lee Hooker and Black Joe Lewis; you know, the good stuff. At the end of "Easy Rider," these guys would be the hicks in the pick-up, but instead. they'd flash a peace sign. And how can you not like "Devils Look Like Angels" and "Shake 'Em Off Like Fleas"?
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Between the Ditches
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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