CD Reviews: Nashville Pussy ‘High as Hell’

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NASHVILLE PUSSY
High As Hell
TVT Records


Awwww yeah! Nashville Pussy are back! On their sophomore effort, High As Hell, Lexington’s Blaine Cartwright and company serve up a platter hotter’n steamier than the grits mawmaw used to make.

After the success of their Grammy-nominated debut, Let Them Eat Pussy, Nashville Pussy deliver another rock-solid effort. High As Hell shows why the trade publication CMJ recently referred to them as “the greatest rock and roll band in America today.”

Not surprisingly, the second disc doesn’t depart stylistically from the first disc at all. From the engine-revving which kicks off the first track, “Struttin’ Cock,” to the boot-stompin’ closer, “Drive,” Nashville Pussy offer a Jim Beam-fueled chainsaw hayride, which might best be described as “R.O.C.K. in the C.S.A.”

The twelve songs here, for the most part, are variations on a theme. The wicked lampooning of virtually every Southern stereotype, coupled with pedal-to-the-metal rock n’ roll works perfectly. Virtually every imaginable vice is extolled here, be it sex: “Struttin’ Cock,” and “Piece of Ass”; drugs: “She’s Got the Drugs” and “High as Hell”; or guns: “Shoot First and Run Like Hell” along with “Wrong Side of a Gun.”

With one of the scariest song titles in history, “Blowjob From a Rattlesnake” along with a raucous rendition of Rose Tattoo’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw,” High As Hell proves Nashville Pussy are no one-hit wonders. SAAAAA-LUUUUUUUTE! -Matt Dacey



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