Dan Sartain - album review (4 stars)

Dan Sartain

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Join Dan Sartain (One Little Indian)

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After the rocking good time garage punk, mamba and rockabilly workouts on Dan Sartain Vs The Serpientes this follow up is slightly disappointing. But then the boy from Birmingham, Alabama did set the bar impossibly high with his superb debut. Less edgy than the previous record, Join Dan Sartain introduces Wild West style country (‘Totem Pole’ might be an alternative theme tune to Bonanza) and Tex-Mex (on ‘Besa Me Mucho’ Dan’s accompanied by a Mariachi band). All of which sounds fine enough, and good on Sartain for expanding his repertoire, but the new songs lack the snake-bite that made the previous set so goddam great.

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