Local Review: Cross-Eyed Slut Rough

Local Review: Cross-Eyed Slut Rough

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Rough

Hump! Records
Street: 2006
Cross-Eyed Slut = Guttermouth + The Cramps + System of a Down

We are lucky in these days of information to have access to many different types of musical influences. Sometimes it is a hindrance to bands when they try to incorporate too much into their music, but that is not the case with Cross-Eyed Slut.”Back Door Girl” is an acoustic bluesy rambling about a sexually promiscuous girl who “only wants it on one place.” The next song, “Spurs in My Back,” is quite a jolt after the acoustic number; it is straight ahead psychobilly. Their music is blatantly sexual, but it’s not sexy, which is a definite plus for Cross-Eyed Slut. They are a bunch of dirty dudes having a good time, and playing music that is fast, funny and arranged very well. The surprise of the album is track six “Sheep Are Easy”, which has metal roots and syncopated rhythms that will make all the rude boys want to dance. Add a little rap-rock and the vision of Cross-Eyed Slut will become clear: have a good time, all the time.