High-wire, High Voltage rock'n'roll
Homemade Sin is 75% of the original Georgia Satellites, 25% Jason & The Scorchers and 200% proof pure rock'n'roll magic. They've just released what is quite possibly the album of their collective careers, Circus Life. Baird is one of those writers who seems to turn overheard everyday phrases into compelling Everyman stories with ease and this album is perhaps his best yet. Mauro Magellan and Keith Christopher are one of the swinging-est rhythm sections on the planet. Warner and Dan's guitar-weaving is right up there with Keef'n'Mick's ‘sticky’ prime, while their individual playing (Warner's solos in particular) are an absolute master-class in taste, tone and - er - tunefulness. Most impressive of all are Baird's vocals, highlighted to tear-inducingly heart-breaking perfection on the ballad Thousand Little Pieces. Like Exile On Main Street it'll grab you by the lapels on the first listen; unlike so many other records, Circus Life just keeps getting better with every listen!!!