The music was bluesy guitar music of the kind you expect to hear in films with Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi in or seedier corners of the Hughes/Landis continuum - finger-snapping, slow-dancing, dirty roadhouse blues. And some of the track intros have some great bad-tempered swearingy chatter - "Roy's New 6am 3 O'Clock Blues" is real peach. And who doesn't like finger-snapping, slow-dancing, dirty roadhouse blues? Constipated people and imams.
Sounds as though Roy enjoyed a drink or two, and tormenting a musician or two; but then what would the blues be without drink? Some of the album veers off into nasty, Eighties Teletext music; but when it gets dragged back into the public bar, it sounds good.
Rating: Mark E Smith Charm Offensive out of American Blues Delta