The Lost Revue – Devil Hit a Hi-Hat Riding
In a world of fakers, the search for authenticity is a noble and quixotic enterprise, almost guaranteed to end in failure. Almost. No genre of music is more obsessed with authenticity than rock ‘n’ roll and it is no surprise that the whole sex, drugs and abandonment thing soon descends into cliche.
On the face of it, The Lost Revue are just another set of victims to the same tired myths, but they manage to rejuvenate them via the animal ferocity of Al Joshua’s voice, which is like a pack of feral dogs.
Devil Hit A Hi-Hat Riding is visceral 50s rock ‘n’ roll full of Johnny Cash’s grit and Tom Waits’ gravel. Passionate, vivid: good stuff. 4/5.