Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Twelve years and four albums into their career and five years since the last album, Smoke And Mirrors it’s very much business as usual for Dixie Witch. Even the departure of founding guitarist Clayton Mills in 2009 and subsequent replacement by JT Smith has done nothing to diminish or detract from the band’s hooch fuelled southern rocking shenanigans.
Let’s face it, we don’t look to the Witch dudes for high concept pieces, multi layered, orchestrated musical experiments or complex wordplay. No, we look to the Witch to kick our asses with some of the most bitching, hard rock and roll on the planet, and on Let It Roll they deliver …in spades!!!
From the opening title track, through ‘Boogie Man’ to the closing strains of ‘December’, Dixie Witch channel the departed spirits of Ronnie Van Zandt and Greg Allman through a cranked up Marshall, a barrel of Jack Daniels and more drugs than a touring funk band. This is heavy, southern rock and roll for the stoned generation, the sort of thing that, through bands such as Sun Gods In Exile, The Brought Low, Halfway To Gone and Roadsaw, Small Stone have excelled in delivering to a pent up, anally retentive world to loosen spines and befuddle minds.
Continue reading: Dixie Witch ‘Let It Roll’ CD/DD 2011 review | The Sleeping Shaman.
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