Not so with the Murder City Devils. They're three albums deep in rock & roll, and they just keep digging deeper. They write songs about drinkin', bad love, drinkin', the sea, drinkin' and Iggy Pop. They play these songs loud, and they play them with feeling. Frontman Spencer Moody snarls. Guitarists Dann Gallucci and Nate Manny play blistering chords without any frills or fancy stuff. The rhythm section of Coady Willis (drums) and Derek Fudesco (bass) suffer from no musical pretensions other than believing they should anchor the deep end in your pelvis. Keyboardist Leslie Hardy plays organ with the stripped-down drone of an even more single-minded "96 Tears." The Murder City Devils take these simple elements and smash them together to create rock & roll.
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