Dixie Witch

Let It Roll (Small Stone)

Texas Platters

Dixie Witch

Let It Roll (Small Stone)

Nuthin' Fancy shrugged Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1975, titling its third LP, which opens by emptying all six rounds of "Saturday Night Special." Metallic Southern rock locals Dixie Witch aren't packing quite suh a classic on fourth album Let It Roll other than Detroit indie Small Stone (also home to Tia Carrera) still sponsoring these rock & rollers going back nearly a decade. As such, not one round is wasted here, all 10 songs in 36 minutes clustered around the heart on the shooting range target. Muscle-car riffs, choruses, and production-exhaust rumble and kick from the opening title cut, with "The High Deal" soon thereafter evoking a "wishing well" that might pass as a distant cousin of Free morphed into Bad Company – only harder. "Red Song" and "Second Chance," both blue-collar bruisers assuming confident midtempos, funnel into chopping closer "December." Open 'er up, Let It Roll.

***

READ MORE
More Dixie Witch
Honky if You Like Pussy
Honky if You Like Pussy
Jeff Pinkus and Co. hook up with their Nashville brethren and Rev. Horton Heat for a butt rockin' tour of the Western and Midwestern U.S.

Ken Lieck, June 28, 2002

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
The Sword
Low Country (Record Review)

Michael Toland, Sept. 23, 2016

Metallurgy
Fates Warning
Theories of Flight (Record Review)

Michael Toland, Aug. 19, 2016

More by Raoul Hernandez
Texas Platters
Johnny Nicholas
Fresh Air (Record Review)

Sept. 23, 2016

Texas Platters
Kris Kristofferson
The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection (Record Review)

Sept. 23, 2016

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Dixie Witch

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)