Album number four for these Texas dudes finds them cranking out just under a dozen songs that rock harder than your grandma’s rocking chair and go down smoother than a bottle of Wild Turkey. Something the Riverboat Gamblers have had more than experience with judging by their adrenalin-fueled plea to hide the bottles in “Keep Me From Drinking”.
Opener “Dissdissdisskisskisskiss” sets the tone for the rest of the album… dirty riffs, pounding drums and Mike Wiebe’s voice coming in with a chorus simply begging to be sung along by a bunch of sweat-drenched fans. They smuggle in a couple of curveballs as well in between the noise like the glockenspiel-enhanced “Robots May Break Your Heart”. But overall these guys like to rock out with the amps turned all the way open. Rock ‘n roll is dead? Fuck that… I’d like to present the jury with exhibit A called “Underneath The Owl”.