Album length: 12 tracks: 34 minutes Street Date: 1999
This four piece band was originated in southern
California... which explains their Beach-Boy, rockabilly sound. The opening
song, "Foo Foo Flirt" is a very motivating, and an all-around fun song. "John 17" is similar to the first in
the style, but it was easier to see the biblical point
in this song. "O My Soul"
was a very catchy, 'Johnny B. Goode'-esque song, that suffers from repetition
towards the end. "Loaded Gun" has a mysterious beginning
that caught my attention with "Fast Lane Sinner" possessing an energetic and infectious sound. The swingabilly sound that they have
just makes anyone want to get up on their feet.
"Little Angel" is a sensitive song liable to lead the listener to tears. The song paints a beautiful picture
of a father and daughter dancing to at a wedding. Overall, Ruby Joe's
Hot Rot Deluxe is an acquired taste and not for everyone, but fans of The W's, Beach Boys,
and quality rockabilly will want to check out this lively recording.
- Review date: 5/3/99, written by Jenn Terry
Record Label: SubLime Records
Album length: 12 tracks, 34 minutes
Street Date: 1999