The aggregation really hits their stride on the Bad Company-like classic rocker "Why Don't You Smile" where Helge doles out advice to a perennially-depressed fellow over a slow, bluesy lope that's punctuated by a couple of hot guitar solos from Charlton.
"Fighting Demons," with jangling acoustic guitar and a high-lonesome harmonica part, has an Americana bent as does "Little Brother" but the band is knee deep in the blues with a cover of the Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup chestnut "Mean Ol' Frisco" and an especially slinky take on Woody Guthrie's "Vigilante Man."
The album closes with the Charlton-penned "Can't Stop the Rain," a roadhouse blues workout showcasing harp player West Weston. This is the first full-length from the Fluffy Jackets; hopefully they'll keep fighting demons well into the future.
The Fluffy Jackets - Fighting Demons
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