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CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE REVIEW

CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE  8/10   Review by Peter  Makowski

Mice on Rohypnol, anyone?

That drug 'n' alcohol-sodden anarchic collective from Brixton, Mississippi return with another tasty serving of psychedelic technobilly rave 'n' roll.  It is truly a miracle that Alabama 3 have made it to their sixth album, and hopefully this diverse, eclectic and electric stew will silence the detractors who accuse them of just being a novelty act with dodgy American accents.  Dig deeper and underneath the ramshackle charm you will discover some quality songwriting and top-notch playing.

Highlights include the narcotic and dreamy Fly, snorting line-dancing anthem Monday Don't Mean Anything and the molten atmospherics of Are You A Souljah.  With an expanded line-up featuring the sultry Devlin Love on vocals, a pumping brass section and a surprisingly effective guest appearance from those scary Scottish twins The Proclaimers on the epic closing track Sweet Joy, Alabama 3 are on fine form here, and continue to be one of the most exciting and inventive bands in the UK.