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■22-20s/The Beaten, Battered And Boozed Ways

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The Beaten, Battered And Boozed Ways

Jul 2, 2010
Words by Sean Moeller
Illustration by Johnnie Cluney
Sound engineering by Mike Gentry

There's a great line in a Dale Watson song that goes, "Whiskey or God/ Gonna bring me relief/Believin' or not/Bending my elbow or my knees/I'm gonna drink until my conscience bleeds/Before I fall asleep I'm gonna say a prayer for a brighter day/Whiskey or God/Bring salvation to me." It's a group of phrases that the young English band, while not anything like the country music legend in style, demeanor or sound, could really latch onto and embrace as a personal sentiment. You might be able to take that God part out, add the word gun or pills and while the verse would lose a bunch of its cleverness, the mood of everything wouldn't change all that much. The group's latest full-length, a dingy and lurching record of hardscrabble times and situations, the cruel times and the cruel minds causing shakes, shivers and moans - along with the record's title, aside from its distinguishing features - is a beacon for the powers of self-medication or throwing all hope to something divine, pleading for the assistance needed to just get through the ugliness. We're thinking・・・・・・

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