Nashville Pussy – From Hell To Texas (SPV/Riot)

Amphetamine-fuelled rock and roll that’ll have you screaming “YeeHa” and guzzling straight shots of whiskey.

It’s been a while between drinks for Nashville Pussy – their last album came out in 2005; but they haven’t been wasting time, hell no, they’ve been touring the world, getting shitfaced, partying hard, collecting stories, and coming up with the twelve stone-cold classic rock and roll party anthems that make this album their best effort yet. 

From the get-go with Speed Machine their blend of Motorhead meets Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Willie Nelson just hits the right damn chord. 

In the past, the band have been guilty of maybe ploughing the same furrow over and over, and their albums can lose a little steam half way. But with From Hell To Texas they’ve stepped up and really come up with the goods. The down-home rollicking porch stomper that is Lazy Jesus, the 60’s Brit invasion meets Tommy James chorus that is Why Why Why (although I don’t think Sir Paul ever wrote a lyric like “I shaved my balls for this!”) changes the pace and strengthens the album. 

But don’t worry, these bastards and bitches (Hubby and wife guitarists Blaine Cartwright & Ruyter Suys plus stalwart drummer Jeremy Thompson and, since 2005, Karen Cuda on bass) ain’t going soft on you. They still deliver the kick-in-the-crotch they always have, with songs like Ain’t You Business, Pray For The Devil, Late Great USA (with a touch of Peter Criss drums – or maybe that’s just me), the title track and the song to play whenever you’re feeling suicidal and need a reason to live – Dead Men Can’t Get Drunk

Like a decent bottle of bourbon you just have to have it all and damn the consequences!  This is a band that refuses to compromise and refuses to go mainstream - god damn but you gotta love ‘em for it. 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s my shout.

Nashville Pussy's From Hell to Texas is out now on SPV/Riot.