The Perpetrators : Stick ‘Em Up – Cd;
Album Kindly submitted by Hemifran
Style : Blues
Rate (1-5) :

Good blues can be found everywhere! The Perpetrators are hailing from Winnipeg, Canada and by all means, the blues is living there as well. Having played tons of gigs as back-up band the time was there to throw in a recording of their own and boy are we lucky.

On “Stick ‘Em Up” the band has only one intention! To raise the souls of Muddy Waters or Hound Dog Taylor and they succeed in doing so. The band delivers ten tracks full of dirty, gritty and greasy blues that is made especially for you! From leading track Sweetgrass” on they bring you steaming blues and blues-rock. “Smokes ‘n Chicken” is a hard pounding alt.blues track that makes us think on the John Spencer Blues Explosion. “Who’s it gonna be” is one of the lesser interesting tunes on this album, but that’s quickly forgotten once the boogie sound of “Shake it” is set in. Think Canned Heat! “Bad Man” is standard electric blues as is “Tried of Trying To Keep My cool”. “I must be Crazy” veers towards the blues sound of the “Alabama Shakes” and on closing track “Take You On” the opening riff takes me immediately to the sound of George Thorogood.

A greasy and dirty blues album that will without doubt please tons of people! A simply must have album.

Mr. Blue Boogie