Belmont Playboys

One Night of Sin: Live

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This album is a live set recorded in late 1998 by this rockabilly revivalist band. At over 71 minutes and 24 tracks, it is a good value. However, the similar-sounding songs all start to blend together about halfway through. The band, and the listener, is desperately in need of a change from the up-tempo pace set by the retro '50s/early-'60s rock sound, but it never really comes. Still there are some fun moments. "Chaparral" is preluded with some riffs from AC/DC and Metallica. There are covers of the theme songs from the TV series King of the Hill and Rawhide (the latter without vocals). The CD closes with spirited covers of "Please Don't Touch" by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates and "Mule Skinner Blues" by Jimmie Rodgers. An entertaining but by no means essential release hurt by a case of overkill.

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