Working Songs for the Drinking Class is full of rambunctious attitude and smoking
“You’re Talkin’ Bout Me” is a floor-stomping number with smooth pedal steel, lively harp play, and vocals that bring to mind a younger, less commercial Hank Williams Jr. There is no doubt that The Delux Motel are keepers of the rockabilly flame. They offer up enough booze-drenched honky-tonk to intoxicate even the most sober listener.
Though the music mostly takes on the nature of rockabilly and outlaw country, fans of southern rockers like the Drive-By Truckers and Lucero will find enjoyment in numbers like “Laredo” and “As Long As it Ain’t Here,” when the band revs the tempo a little and rocks a little more. All in all Working Songs for the Drinking Class is a solid listen and an even better soundtrack to a good night of drinking.
Working Class Songs for the Drinking Class is out now on Great South Records.