Monday, November 23, 2009
Hard Luck Stories Out Today!
Ike Reilly is a long-time Teenage Kicks favorite. He returns today with Hard Luck Stories, ten songs about sex, drugs, returning vets, fucked up losers, fucked up winners, sex and drugs. Drawing on Dylan's deep, twisted phrasing and the feral gut punch of prime punk rock, Reilly is a master storyteller who's bringing back two things sadly missing in rock and roll - humor and swagger. The dude is a fist fight wrapped up in a three minute explosion of rock and roll, complete with pulsing, soaring chouses that imbed themsleves deep - you may not know it, but you need to hear Ike Reilly.
After our top 100 of the decade, we'll be bringing you more Ike Reilly, including an exclusive interview, but for now we'll leave you with this freewheeling duet with Shooter Jennings, "The War On The Terror And The Drugs", whose title seems to promise one thing but whose lyrics deliver, in the words of Monty Python, "something completely different". Meant to be played LOUD.
Hard Luck Stories is available digitally now at itunes and amazon.com.
Ike Reilly (w/ Shooter Jennings) - "The War on The Terror and The Drugs"