Sunday, December 16, 2012

WORTH IT IN 2012: #25 - The Lacs

The Lacs
190 Proof
(Average Joes/Backroad)

What I soon will have written in the PopMatters "Hopes to Hit it Big in 2013" feature:

With hick hop making inroads on the charts lately, most visibly through Jason Aldean’s top 10 pop hit “Dirt Road Anthem”, the world is ready for two Loud Ass Crackers named Uncle Snap and Rooster. On their fine 2012 album 190 Proof, the Lacs visited strip clubs with Bubba Sparxxx (“Wylin’”), stole a skit from Mannie Fresh (“Great Moments in Redneck History”), and released an irresistible, wildly unpopular single with Big & Rich -- “Shake It” is even giddier than Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”. The duo’s scruffy front porch vibe and taste for hooks redeem even their most hackneyed ideas. The next single “Country Boy Fresh” celebrates living cheap and shooting off-season venison while a fiddle solo wheedles and the guitarist plays OMC’s “How Bizarre”. As long as pole dancing and doomsday prepping remain in vogue, the world is theirs.

Way better than Marty Stuart's Nashville Vol. 1: Tear the Woodpile Down.

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