Shades of Rockabilly, Southern fried Rhythm and Blues, Zydeco and good old fashion' Rock and Roll is what you will find on the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls' second release, Rhythm Disease.
The Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls evolved from a series of jam sessions involving some of the top acts in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Following the release of their debut record, "Huba Huba", the Dolls traveled to Belgium to take part in R&B Fest Peer where they shared the stage with the likes of Lonnie Brooks and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones.
Rhythm Disease is an eclectic and uncompromising recording. These guys can be serious at times and just plain outlandish at others. With a Country twang, "Red Hot Boogie Woogie" kicks off the disc, daring the listener to stay in their seat. Elements of Zydeco manifest on "Sometimes You Don't Know Me", while the cool sound of Surf Rock guitar sets in motion "Woman Trouble", which features a haunting electric piano solo. Although an up-tempo and charming atmosphere prevails throughout most of the disc, the band shows a compassionate side on the heartrending love song "The Last Thing on My Mind". The CD climaxes with the Wailer-esc instrumental "Bam" which features samples of a street hustler offering everything from women to weed.
With the sophistication of such artists as The Band fused with the get-up-and-go of Eddie Cochran and the absurdity of The Cramps, Rhythm Disease is amusing, yet cultivated, and dreadfully fun.
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