The Good Fight by The Whiskey Daredevils

Reviewed by Harry Kaplan

Loud and in your face. That is what The Good Fight says to me. It has both types of music, punk and country. Actually, it is more complex than that. The Whiskey Daredevils also delve into blues and even some jug band music. It’s Just Jail (Track 3) is straight up jug music. Alright, they use electric guitars which weren’t around when jug music was popular in the 30’s and 40’s. Beside that fact, this song definitely has that jug band/vaudeville sound and even has a kazoo solo! It also  has a priceless line in it, “I don’t want to go to prison, baby it’s just jail”. I like how they put a positive spin on the big house. The glass is definitely half full with these guys.

So, who are these fellas (and one gal)? They hail from Cleveland, OH. You got: Greg Miller on vocals; Gary Siperko on guitar; Leo P. Love on drums and backing vocals; and Rebecca “Sugar” Wildman on bass. It is actually quite difficult to pin them down to on style since they are quite diverse and experimental in the music styles they conquer. Take the song 3 O’clock In The Morning (Track 4) which actually tackles 3 genres in one song. You got your southern rock, rockabilly, and a good dose of garage punk. A real triple threat. This song is loud and raucous and make you want to get up and dance and maybe break things, if that’s what you’re into. 

Even the slower and quieter songs are played with a raucousness and attitude that rivals the great ones. If I could throw out one band that these guys remind me of, I would say Nashville Pussy. Definitely similar styles and the same take no prisoners philosophy. This is worth a listen at the very least, but one listen will lead to two…..and so on and so on…..

Listen and buy The Good Fight on Whiskey Daredevil’s Bandcamp site

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