SUPERDOWNHOME

(ITALY)

BLUES PYROMANIACS

(2022)
LABEL:

DIXIEFROG RECORDS

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
Bluesy, Groovy, Old School
"Even if Superdownhome doesn't invent anything, "Blues Pyromaniacs" is an efficient, warm and comforting album, halfway between blues and rock."
NEWF (30.12.2022)  
3/5
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The Italian blues brothers are back after the compilation "No Balls, No Blues Chips" which allowed us to discover their universe made of garage blues and mastered second degree. Faithful to their minimalist bias, Superdownhome reminds us with "Blues Pyromaniacs" that blues is above all a state of mind and that it has much more to do with the intention with which it is played than with any technical mastery. It is this mixture of strong character and feigned nonchalance that makes the strength of the transalpine duo, whose energy often turns out to be more rock (or even punk) than blues when listening to this new album.

Even if Superdownhome's music relies on a fat blues sound a la ZZ Top ('Utter Daze'), it can't deny its filiation with Dr Feelgood's pub rock ('My Girl C'est Bon'), the rock and roll of the sixties and the rhythm and blues. This is the case with tracks like 'Nobody's Twist' and the cover of John Lennon's 'New York City', and it is also the case with the excellent 'Motorway Son', which reminds the good old days of Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys.

But beyond the Italians' penchant for a burnt and efficient blues rock, the real identity of Superdownhome lies in a raspy sound and in the almost systematic use of the fuzz pedal, borrowed from garage rock, which dresses the tracks with its characteristic buzzing saturation and makes them almost irresistible. It is thus very difficult not to tap your foot when listening to 'Ain't No Real Love' and 'Ambition Craze', nor to let yourself be carried away by the excellent cover of 'Don't Bring Me Down' by Electric Light Orchestra.

Even if Superdownhome doesn't invent anything, the music of the Italians is sufficiently groovy and sensual to carry the adhesion. Halfway between blues and rock, "Blues Pyromaniacs" is an efficient album, perfectly mastered and especially warm and comforting. It's hard to ask for more in this more than secular musical style.
- Official website
SIMILAR BANDS:
SEASICK STEVE, ZZ TOP

TRACK LISTING:
01. Utter Daze
02. Motorway Son
03. Like A Rag In The Tea
04. Ain't No Real Love
05. Ambition Craze
06. New York City
07. Living Disgrace
08. Nobody's Twist
09. A Wandering Wino
10. My Girl C'est Bon
11. Disaster Noon
12. Vacuity Blues
13. I'm Broke
14. Don't Bring Me Down

LINEUP:
Beppe Facchetti: Basse / Batterie / Snare, Sock Cymbal, Crash
Enrique Sauda: Chant / Guitares / Cigar Box Guitar, Diddley Bow
   
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