Uncle Leon & the Alibis – Wild Ways


One of top submissions for this years CXCW festival came from Uncle Leon & The Alibis who’s raucous Beer Train (not seen it, shame on you, click here, who’s that girl?), how to follow that, well on their current album Wild Way the band go old-school recording with vintage analogue kit direct to 2″ tape and the release features a number of ‘classic’ sounds on it’s roller-coaster ten-track ride.

There’s a distinct 90’s alt-country feel to the album opener Hold On, then there’s Cheatin’ Kind which harks back into classic country territory and Cold Dark Night could be it’s b-side plus you get some wholesome Johnny Cash boom-chicka-boom on Ain’t That Easy to enjoy, but let’s not forget this is the band that gave us Beer Train and Roller Derby Saved My Soul and they don’t take themselves too seriously which in turn gives the band licence to show their wild ways, personified by Fuck The World and album closer Whiskey and Weed and Big-Titted Women, so some parental discretion may be required – enjoy.

01 Hold On

09 Wild Ways

Uncle Leon and the Alibis are:
Leon Chase – Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Neil Magnuson – Bass and Backing Vocals
Charlie “Chedda” Aceto – Lead Guitar
Dave Varriale – Drums

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