The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – “The Wages”

Album Reviews | Mar 14th, 2010

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Record Label: Side One Dummy
Genre: Blues
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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is a band I like listening to when I put on their CDs, but they aren’t something I normally listen to. The last release & debut on Side One Dummy was very good! Their newest Side One Dummy release comes out May 25th 2010 and I’m sure they will get even more fans from this release. It also helps that they are playing the entire Warped Tour this summer as well.

“The Wages” is the newest album title and their first song “Born Bred Corn Fed” and features some impressive guitar playing. At first it sounds like a slide guitar but I think its Rev Peyton playing it with his guitar. I have to be in the right frame of mind to listen to this because it’s not my style usually. I first knew about Rev Peyton when they opened for Flogging Molly. They were quite the entertaining band and I definitely think you need to see the band live before listening to them on CD. What’s the phrase? You have to see it to believe it. Once you see these guys live you’ll either become a huge fan or the opposite.

I think the band’s strongest song is “Sure Feels Like Rain” because they slow it down and make it more bluesy. It sounds like something you’d see in some country hillbilly movie. I like their fast tunes but that one stands out because the tempo was slowed down. What I like about the Big Damn Band’s music is the guitar playing and the twangy guitar licks. They remind me of the Country Mouse from the Tom and Jerry’s cartoons. Look it up kids.

The vocals can be sometimes irritating so like I said before, I really have to be in the right mood to listen to some twangy some bitches like Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band. I think this release is just as good as their last album “The Whole Fam Damnily.” Some very strong songs and I think the ones where they slow it down a little are the best tracks.

Bottom Line: Another interesting album from Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Notable Tracks: Clap Your Hands, Sure Feels Like Rain, Ft Wayne Zoo
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