Like The Devil Does - Miss Quincy Album Review
Following on from last year's debut 'Your Mama Don't Like Me' Miss Quincy returns not only with new album 'Like The Devil Does' but also a new all female band The Showdown. Recorded in a live format this collection of dirty Blues songs shows a darker side to the banjo slinging songstress of a year ago, and now accompanied by Shari Rae on upright bass and Holly Magnus on drums this lot pack more of a punch.
Album opener 'Love Me Like The Devil Does' thumps along at steady pace with the haunting backing of an organ and dirty guitar licks to make a story of loving a bad-ass woman not only filthy but enticing at the same time. 'Dirty Sunday' is a down and dirty number about a good girl going bad and sound tracked with slow paced bass and drums Miss Quincy's guitar work draws you in as if in a trance. Nina Simone classic 'I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl' gives Miss Quincy vocals talents a real showing off, the way she weaves from verse to verse with her smokey voice coupled with the wonderful trumpeting from Allistair Elliott makes for an excellent listen. 'Dangerous' ups the tempo and with additional fiddle tackles a Doc Holiday style character in this Spaghetti Western tale of a song. 'Hurricane' is another Blues love song that would make Seasick Steve proud and with its hypnotic guitars it draws you in, in a way I thought only The Doors could.
What's so great about this record is that rather than deciding to go off in a completely different direction than her debut album Miss Quincy kept that Bluegrass/Folk style and mixed it with a genre she must love, the Blues and with a new backing crew and some imagination she has created a record that you too may love 'Like The Devil Does'.