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Mar
09

ANDRE WILLIAMS – Agile, Mobile, Hostile

Here’s the Original Gangsta himself, Andre Williams. After putting Detroit’s Fortune label on the map in the 50’s, working for Berry Gordy/Motown in the 60’s and working as Edwin Starr’s road manager in the 70’s, the King Pimp found himself hooked on the pipe, down-n-out on the streets of New York City in the 80’s/90’s (not an unusual story for under-appreciated geniuses by any means). Luckily for Andre, not to mention US, huge fan George Paulus pulled him outta the gutter to cut the “Greasy” LP with equally under-lauded Pretty Things guitarist, Dick Taylor. Earning tons of praise from the underground, In The Red records approached him to record what turned out to be “Silky” with the help of ex-Gories, Mick Collins & Dan Kroha.

On this, his second release for the label, Williams is joined by a veritable Who’s Who of Garage Punk Royalty: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Countdowns, Cheater Slicks (on an incredible romp through the the Cramps’ “Can’t Find My Mind”), Compulsive Gamblers and Mick Collins once again, this time with his Dirtbombs. Best of all, former Stooges saxman Steve Mackay steps outta mothballs to add some of his unmistakable skronk to “Freak Blues”.

“A long, long time ago — before most of us were even alive to remember — blues,R&B and rock’n’roll were dangerous, dirty and off-limits to anyone with hopes of fitting into proper society, flitting out of the windows of skeezy juke joints and bars on the outskirts of town. It was primal. It was honest. Mostly, it was fun. Thank God Williams is around to remind us of that halcyon era.” —Aversion.com

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