(Yep Roc Records, 2010):
Buffalo boy Peter Case has had a long and varied musical career. He’s played proto power-pop in the ’70s with the Nerves and the Plimsouls (including their classic, “A Million Miles Away”). He re-configured himself as a rootsy folksinger-songwriter in the ’80s, working with such A-listers as T Bone Burnett, Mitchell Froom and Ry Cooder.
Then last year, Case underwent major open heart surgery.
With “Wig!,” however, he comes roaring back with one of his finest albums yet – a raw, rumblin’ blast of garage-rockin’ blues tunes. Joined by drummer DJ Bonebrake (of X) and guitarist Ron Franklin, Case tears the roof off a dozen raucous, rip-roaring blues nuggets. He wrote most of ’em, but they sound like they could have been recorded at some late night session on Chicago’s South Side back in the early ’60s. They’re in your face and down ‘n’ dirty. And, yes, they rock.
He tackles Lead Belly’s “Thirty Days in the Workhouse” with a more acoustic approach. And he even revisits one of his own old favorites, now retitled as “New Old Blue Car.”
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