Sass O'Frass Tunic - As Blue As The State Allows

Thursday 1st April 1993
Sass O'Frass Tunic - As Blue As The State Allows

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Blonde Vinyl

Reviewed by Tony May

A word in your ear, you rascals. Now look here, our amigos at Dual Edge go to all the trouble of importing oneof the best Christian albums ever, and I hear you are refusing to recognise its existence. Why, this is so packed with Southern grit you can almost see the steam rising off those mud-caked alligators. This set's swarming with steamy blues, laced with traces of skiffle, soul and gospel sensibilities. Yep, the real stuff. Sass O'Frass Tunic sound like quite a young band though vocalist Fred T has the thrilling voice of early Sam Cooke. Some wonderful songs "Stop Whatchadoin'" will bring on the trembles and wait 'til you hear their version of the Mama Thornton/Elvis classic "Hound Dog"! You are going to hear it, aren't you? And yes, I did pay for my copy. Ask for Andrew and Mary today, y'all.

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Posted by Steven Whitehead in Buckinghamshire @ 12:24 on Mar 19 2013

Having worn out my cassette copy (from the much missed Dual Edge) many years ago I have finally found a copy on CD (Blonde Vinyl BVCD3402). Still sounds amazing. I long thought Fred T Friend may have neeb Prince in one of his many disguises. The truth is out there. . . .

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