Alright, I’ll fess up.  I like bands with interesting names but that only gets me to the first listen.   The Bottle Rockets album Brand New Year’s first cut is only the opening salvo in a hard driving assault that keeps coming.  Nancy Sinatra is a witty tune but the rest of the album goes on with the same signature combination of rockin’ outlaw style that I’ve come to love about the Bottle Rockets.  Nancy Sinatra and I’ve Been Dying are among my favorite on this one.  Definitely a “pick”.

Listen to a sample at EMusic.com

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