Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Bloodshot Records - Pandemophenia

We're huge fans of just about anything Bloodshot Records puts out, so we're thrilled that they recently released a digital only label b-sides, alternate versions, and covers compilation. Pandemophenia is a seventeen song compilation featuring all of our favorites from Bloodshot Records. "I'm Not There Yet" is as good as anything on Jason Hawk Harris's 2019 album Love & the Dark. William Elliott Whitmore has a new wonderfully rough sounding folk tune called "New Skateboard." Barrence Whitfield and the Savages share Soul Flowers of Titan bonus track "Dream of June." ROOKIE adds an acoustic, old-timey version of last year's "Hold on Tight."

And then there's the covers. Ruby Boots does a version of Tom Petty's "Keeping Me Alive," which may only exist as an outtake from the posthumous An American Treasure box set. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers bring us a version of "This Land is Your Land" with the rarely included final verse. The Yawpers cover Motorhead's immortal "Ace of Spades" as the blistering hard rock track it is... with just the slightest hint of country. 

You can listen to The Yawpers's take on "Ace of Spades" below. Pandemophenia is available now via Bloodshot Records's Bandcamp

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