I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House :: The Sounds of Dying


Als je de muziek van Neil Young, Black Flag, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Bottle Rockets en The Band door elkaar husselt, dan krijg je I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House. Na een pauze, waarin zanger Michael Dean Damron een paar fantastische soloplaten maakte (Bad Days Ahead en Father’s Day), is het kwintet uit Portland, Oregon terug met The Sounds Of Dying. En ook dat is weer een super-CD, waarmee I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House bewijst dat het de allerbeste onbekendste band ter wereld is.

Out of Portland, Oregon, five men, known as I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House, deliver rock ‘n’ roll like no other. “A fan in Louisiana came up to me after a show and said they thought we were the country version of Rage Against the Machine,” laughs front man Mike D. Mike D., a former army boxer, served in the 101st Airborne/Air Assault. He was born in Oklahoma, raised in Las Vegas, and, following his military service, bounced between Los Angeles and Dallas, Texas, playing bass in Mercury Records recording artists Tablet, a Dallas-based Brit-pop band that toured with Oasis. After Mercury dropped Tablet, and the lead singer fell prey to a nasty heroin habit, Mike D. packed his bags, jumped on a Greyhound, and moved to Portland, Oregon. A few short years later, he began writing his own songs. Sick of playing other people’s songs (he played in numerous local bands during this time), and sick of playing the indie-rock he didn’t even listen to, he decided it was time to start his own band. A longtime fan of boxing legend John L. Sullivan, the last bare knuckles fighting champion, Mike D. grabbed a band name from Sullivan’s autobiography (co-written by Gilbert Odd): I Can Lick Any Son of a Bitch in the House: The Riotous Life of the First Heavyweight Champion. Dropping the latter part of the title, and turning Son of a Bitch into one word (Sonofabitch), Mike D. had a handful of songs, a demo, and a band name.

1. Swear To God
2. Valentine
3. Ghost
4. Bad Days Ahead
5. Hotter Hell
6. Hallelujah
7. Postcards And Apologies
8. Montana
9. All We Deserve
10. Scream




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