Album Review

Legendary Shack Shackers – Cockadoodleduex [Alternative Tentacles]

beastofbourbon   11/2/2021   12-inch, A Library

“Titling it Cockdoodle-Duex was, admittedly, done to reference 2002’s Cocakdoodle-Don’t, an album by which many fans were first made aware of the group. Indeed, the record you hold in your hands is designed to bookend that other. That said, Cockadoodle-Duex serves more to signal a bold new era.”

Colonel J.D. Wilkes

There is an old adage that the rockabilly and alt-country scene is the “Punk Rock Retirement Plan”. Legendary Shack Shakers 25th Anniversary release may prove this. The past twenty-five years Kentucky Colonel J.D. Wilkes (artist, author, filmmaker, historian, and leader of the Legendary Shack Shakers) has been playing revved up, sacrilegious, dark and comical blues, Bluegrass, rockabilly, and Southern Gothic music like he was possessed by the Devil. This time he recruits royalty from the Grand Ole Opry, Sun Records, members of traditional and Neo-Bluegrass bands (Flatt and Scruggs, Old Crow Medicine Show), past band members, and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) to play both kinds of music : “Country and Western” without the darkness but still retain a sense of humor. Wilkes can do it well.

Beast of Bourbon

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