WHO ARE THEY? Singer-guitarist Freddy J IV and drummer Pete Dio, a bare-knuckled Indiana blues-rock duo who generate more noise, energy and propulsion than 10 guys.
WHAT IS THIS? Their 10th album of gritty, grizzled and hard-groovin’ hoodoo-voodoo built from Freddy’s ragged wail and searing licks, underpinned by Pete’s loose-limbed, funky-ass wallop.
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? ZZ Top if you got them so high they thought they were back in 1972.
WHAT WOULD BE A BETTER TITLE FOR THIS ALBUM? Cruising For a Bruising.
HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? While eating a bucket of something that’s been barbecued, deep-fried or both.
WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Fuzzy, crunchy, greasy, raw, ramshackle, rambunctious, rowdy, messy, boisterous, invigorating.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? Roll Me and Sweat Love to Shine will rock your world, while Detroit House Party lives up to its name.
WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK? That you are not playing this nearly loud enough.
HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? Just like KFC, you’ll crave it at least fortnightly.
IF THIS ALBUM WERE FACIAL HAIR, WHAT KIND OF HAIR WOULD IT BE? Mutton-chop sideburns. And possibly a neck beard.
SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL? Buy or die.