Filthy Thieving Bastards - I'm A Son Of A Gun
- Artist: Filthy Thieving Bastards
- Album: I'm A Son Of A Gun
- Label: BYO
- Year of Release: 2007
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- Reviewed by: patchen on 2007-06-15
Third release by San Fran’s own Celtic punk heroes, this picks up where last year’s "My Pappy Was a Pistol." With its nods to Irish mayhem and to 1977, this could also have been titled "My Momma Was a Slit." Three chords, drunken anger, drunken nostalgia, and drunken drunkenness abound here, thanks to former Swinging Utters’ and now Bastards’ frontmen Johnny Bonnel and Darius Koski.
You sure can drink and throw some right hooks to "Phony Drunken Poet" and "Down Every Day," but the boys show a softer edge on country shuffles like "When The Wallflowers Wilt" and "Dusty Roads." The Bastards are masters, seemingly, of any genre that even brushed the cheek of punk and Motor City skronk. Another winner, though I’ll take their last record for its full no intensity. Still, this is not a record to shy away from its duties to make you feel alive, either.
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