Gas House Gorillas
"Shut Up!" (Stoopid Brute Records)
Rick Fink and co. have always succeeded at translating their boundless live-show exuberance to studio waxings. So the hand-clapping/foot-stomping audio acrobatics here come as no surprise (though they are wonderfully welcome). The band's inimitable, punk-fuelled swingin'-for-the-bleachers jump-blues/jazzy/billy rages grinningly.
As someone once said, "You gotta get hot, to play real cool!" Solid, Jackson.
Recommended "Party On the Second Floor," "Chase the Moon," "Low," "Come Back Baby (It's Christmas After All)," "Cookin' With Gas," "In a Different Life"