Album Reviews

Bad Ingredients
Scott H. Biram - Bad Ingredients
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 00:00
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Scott H. Biram – the devil’s one man band – is back with a new album filled with songs about cursing, drinking, fucking and more drinking. Or killing a chicken. On “Bad Ingredients” Biram played pretty much every instrument himself and recorded the whole thing in his own studio. It’s a lo-fi motherfucker that sounds like Left Lane Cruiser (“Victory Song”) one minute and like all hell broke loose the next (“Dontcha Lie To Me Baby”). In between Biram shows his mellow side in “Open Road”. And that’s just four songs in!

Later on we’re treated to the heartfelt waltz that is “Memories Of You Sweetheart”, the R&B-ish “I Want My Mojo Back” (with a guest saxophonist) and the raucous “Killed A Chicken Last Night” in which his stomp board is flat out destroyed. This is real music written by a guy who spits as hard in the face of adversity as his guitar amp spits out fuzz and feedback.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.