Friday, August 19, 2016

CD Review: Indie-Rock Artists Pay Tribute To Black Oak Arkansas With New "Mutants Of The Monster" Release

Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas has been laying down their classic swamp rock groove for over four decades. The band has featured over sixty different members and has charted their albums over a dozen times on the Billboard Album Charts. On September 19th, Saustex Records has gathered together 17 of the top Black Oak Arkansas covers songs for the new compilation titled "Mutants Of The Monster." 
Starting things off is Nashville Pussy's singer/guitarist Blaine Cartwright and Ruyter Suys blazing a trail with "Hey Y'all." Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers) helps inject raw emotion into the up-tempo storied rocker, "Uncle Lijiah" and Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) puts his spin on the 1971 classic "Hot And Nasty." Original Black Oak Arkansas guitarist Rickie Lee Reynolds displays his guitar skills on the instrumental "When Electricity Came To Arkansas" with help from Jeff Clayton (Antiseen) and Greg Ginn (Black Flag), while original singer, Jim "Dandy" Mangrum returns for "Fever In My Mind." Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) adds his horror-like vocals to "Mutants Of The Monster" and BOA guitarist Jimmy "Soybean" Henderson is featured in the emotional southern rock ballad "Strong Enough To Be Gentle." The album closes with a punk-like version of the band's most popular hit "Jim Dandy" performed by Jello Biafra and Ruter Suys and the sing-along chorus of "Keep The Faith" delivered by The Kentucky Bridgeburners. To find out more about "Mutants Of The Monster: A Tribute TO Black Oak Arkansas," please visit

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