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Hayseed Dixie
A Hot Piece Of Grass
Cooking Vinyl USA
www.hayseed-dixie.com


For those that are familiar with Hayseed Dixie's early tribute records to bands like AC/DC and Kiss, there are very few surprises that the band could throw… but on their last couple releases, including the stellar Let There Be Rockgrass and the brand new A Hot Piece Of Grass, the band widens the spectrum of songs and pays bluegrass homage to an array of bands, rather than focusing on the body of work of one heavy metal act. And on the new record, after some ripping bluegrass versions of some classic rock songs, the band launches into a set of original songs that prove that Hayseed is more than just a novelty act or flash-in-the-pan. Starting out with a ripping version of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" and then launching into a blindingly energetic cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" is only the beginning for this album. There is also a quality cover of Motorhead's "Ace OF Spades" that would surely make Lemmy smile, while Billy Joe and the boys would most likely be taken aback by the version of Green Day's "Holiday"; or maybe they'd be excited by all the political jargon thrown in for good measure. Van Halen's "Runnin' With The Devil" is riotous with its mouth harp bouncing along underneath some very fine fiddling. The band then takes a turn presenting some fine original music… tunes like "Marijuana" and "Corn Liquor" aren't exactly songs you'll be wanting to play for Grandma, but they'll have you in stitches laughing, all the while tapping your foot to an irresistible beat. This drunken hootenanny ends with an odd version of the now classic "Dueling Banjos" that really turns up the fire on the stove.

Whether or not you'll find yourself laughing out loud at most of the cover songs, or just tapping your toe to the amazing playing (especially on proving tracks like "Blind Beggar's Breakdown"), you are sure to gain some enjoyment from Hayseed Dixie's latest. It's good for smiling and dancing, both… Oh yeah, and drinking, of course.

-L. Keane

Track Listing:
1. Black Dog
2. War Pigs
3. Holiday
4. Ace Of Spades
5. Whole Lotta Love
6. Whole Lotta Rosie
7. Runnin' With The Devil
8. Blind Beggar Breakdown
9. Kirby Hill
10. Mountain Man
11. Marijuana
12. Corn Liquor
13. Moonshiner's Daughter
14. Dueling Banjos


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