There's no accounting for taste. While SCOTS has had plenty of time over the years to prove that its rather bizarre eccentricities in music and performance are truly original, the release of an album of all cover songs cements its notoriety in the academy of the twisted. Given its propensity for the unusual, one cannot be too surprised at the choices within. Well, for most of them.
Classic British invasion? Check ("Happy Jack," with a cameo vocal by frontman Rick Miller's son, Jack). Smoky New Orleans soul? Check (the definitive "Ti Ni Nee Ni Nu"). Cornball country? Double check ("Rose Garden" and Roger Miller's "Engine Engine #9"). And it only gets better. What stands out? The amazing musicianship, as the band carries itself proudly through a plethora of styles. Then there's Mary Huff's incredible singing – particularly her heartfelt rendition of "Funnel Of Love" – and the total absence of irony in the delivery. They obviously love these songs, and so will you. 4 stars.
Southern Culture on the Skids will perform at 9:30 p.m. Sat., March 3, at the Earl.
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