For their inaugural release on Steven Van Zandt’s label, the Philadelphian foursome lauded in South America for their punky Kinks cover laid down this devil’s dozen of greasy, emotive tracks at Little Steven’s studio. The nautically-titled album, which incorporates a song written by
Zandt (“Why”) as well as a Prince cover (“Wow”), sees singer ZouZou Mansour hurling lyrics like Scuds with unerring precision. Guitarist Mike
Reisman’s blistering chops, meanwhile, reminds us why his instrument must never be forsaken.
Wicked Cool Records
Producer: Steven Van Zandt and Soraia