Barrence Whitfield and the Savages have resurrected those deep cuts of the 50s and 60s -- the stuff that was really getting played in those basement bars, road houses, and honky-tonks -- the stuff the Beatles must have played back in Hamburg, before they were even the Beatles, and before they had to tone it down. Whitfield and his Savages remind us that the real early rock'n'roll was all about sweat and passion, not pissing your parents off.
Whitfield's manic preacher vocals are only matched by the Savages' punk rock intensity. The songs have a detached sense of humor if you can stop dancing long enough to listen. But you probably won't. Whitfield could save your soul or raise the dead, but instead he's going to make you shake your ass.
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