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Give or take Jon Spencer’s worthless piece of blackface bullshit (not nearly as entertaining as David Allan Coe’s blackface bullshit on his long-lost prison album, which involves a last-meal gris-gris gumbo of spider eyeballs and fried anteater and jungle roots), Jessica Simpson’s smash Nancy Sinatra cover is the lamest track on The Dukes of Hazzard, which is otherwise an excellent if obvious redneck-rock sampler. Which isn’t to deny that “Boots” is quite the montage; it’s just that Britney did it better in her “I Got That (Boom Boom)” Ying Yang and banjo collab last year. Plus Ram Jam’s extended “Black Betty” has a way more intricate and surprising hoedown in the middle, and whoever decided to include it on the same soundtrack where a Charlie Daniels Band cut turns into Glenn Miller halfway through is some kind of evil genius.


BLOODHOUND GANG

“Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo”

(Jimmy Franks/Republic/Geffen Potty-mouthed pop-punk nonsense-poetry single)

Stream “Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo” (Windows Media)


CERBERUS SHOAL

The Land We All Believe In

(North East Indie Communal New England farmhouse acid-folk album)

Download “Wyrm

Download “A Pie For The President” (MP3)


DAVID ALLAN COE

Penitentiary Blues

Hacktone/Shout! ’70s outlaw country voodoo-boogie reissue)

Stream “Cell #33” (Windows Media)

Stream “Death Row” (Windows Media)


TYRONE DAVIS

Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best of the Columbia Years

(Let’s Be Closer Together” (Windows Media)

Stream “In The Mood” (Windows Media)


DEL RAY & THE SUN KINGS

I Am the Light

(Trakwerx world-droning acid-rock album)


CANTWELL GOMEZ & JORDAN/THE NEIN

“To Love the Unlovely”/”Auto-Destructive Dance Routine”

(Sit-N-Spin Records 7-inch vinyl art-punk split single)


MAD PROFESSOR

Method to the Madness

(Trojan Records ’80s-’00s dub reggae remixes reissue)

Download “Aquizim & Mad Professor –
Kunta Kinte Dub

Download “Johnnie Clarke –
Nuclear Weapon
” (MP3)


SCRATCH PERVERTS

Fabric Live 22

(Fabric Hip-hop/grime/drum’n’bass/Brit-pop DJ-mix album)

Stream “Dynamite MC – Come Get It

Stream “Michelle Escoffery – Ha Ha” (Windows Media)


SIGHTINGS/HRVATSKI

“Back to Back”/”Une Dràle De Journée”

(Ache Records Seven-inch vinyl noise-punk/glitch-collage split single)

Download “ Sightings – Back to Back

Download “Hrvatski – Une Dràle De Journée” (MP3)


ARMAND VAN HELDEN

Nympho

(Ultra Records Hard-rock-oriented electrodance album)

Stream “Nympho

Stream “Come Play With Me” (Windows Media)


The Dukes of Hazzard

(Columbia/Sony Southern rock movie soundtrack)

Stream “Willie Nelson – Good Ol’ Boys

Stream “The Allman Brothers Band – One Way Out” (Windows Media)


Kompakt Total 6

(Kompakt two-disc microhouse compilation)