Dan Sartain - Dan Sartain Lives! (4 stars)

Dan Sartain - Dan Sartain Lives!

(One Little Indian)

Following in the footsteps of fellow American retro-rockers Jack White and Jon Spencer, Birmingham, Alabama’s Dan Sartain decamps to London to record his latest long-player at Toerag Studios under the guidance of producer Liam Watson. Watson/Toerag alumni Pete Molinari, Fabienne Delsol and Ed Turner of Holly Golightly lend instrumental assistance and so, perhaps unsurprisingly, Sartain’s third label-released album comes off the press with the country hick/Mex rockerbilly of Dan Sartain Vs the Serpientes and Join Dan Sartain (three tracks of which were also recorded at Toerag) cut with the 60s garage racket that Watson specialises in. And that, of course, is not necessarily a bad thing.

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