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“Chop Suey” – The Dead South March 24, 2022

Filed under: Review — justwilliam1959 @ 3:00 pm
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The Dead South are a breath of fresh air. Their press release calls them an anomaly and that is a perfect description. A collision between the Carter Family and the Addams family as the press release continues.
This so crazy it works version of a System Of A Down song just blew me away. Substituting the muffled rock sound of SOAD for banjos, mandolins, cellos, and guitars is a wacky idea that works so well.
The stop-start nature of the original is maintained and the breathless quickfire vocals too. This then gives way to the full-throated harmony vocals on the slower section. The riff shouldn’t work but it absolutely does and these guys are very skilled in both picking and singing. This has to be one of the most refreshing off-kilter acts of inspired musical madness I’ve heard in a very long time. If you listen to other tracks by this band they are great but this particular song is on a different level. The Dead South are alive and well and hopefully coming to a venue near you very soon. Don’t miss them.

Click here to check out the parent album, ‘Easy Listening For Jerks Part 2’

Written by Paul Bamlett.

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