The first notes of the title track smack in you in the jaw notifying the listener that Jay Monaco (lead vocals/acoustic guitar) and company are back and sporting distortion-drenched fret-waltzing. However, the series of Riff-Rock eventually gives way to the outfit’s classic acoustic guitar-driven country twang, providing a unique Bob Dylan meets Social Distortion musical amalgamation. The song is a day by day account of the singer’s boozing exploits and the challenges he faces, namely, building the strength to emerge from under the covers after a long night of debaucherous binge-drinking…only to repeat the feat that following evening. The rollickingly fun Country tune is full of foot-stomping fiddle-play and Monaco’s southern-fried croon.
The B-side is fittingly titled “Deep-Fried Delight,” another yarn spun over instrumental accompaniment about the good times of yesteryear Monaco spent with a southern belle he met when he “fell into the chicken coop” while walking home from – where else? – the bar. In this second Country-Punk jaunt, the song opens with fiercely raunchy guitar bends overlaid with prickly banjo plucking while Monaco places his greatest strength, an undeniable ability to convey a great story, on full display. In this case, the musical memoir is riddled with double entendres that compare this woman of interest to delicious golden-fried chicken. Set against an up-tempo beat, lines like “Her biscuit’s always warm/And her biscuit’s always buttered/But I tell you its that chicken/That keeps me coming back” will have you reaching for seconds.
MUST HEAR TRACK: With “Seven Days A Week” Jay Monaco weds Country and Punk over a topic fans of either genre can relate to: A heartfelt love of drinking.
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