The 4th full length from Portland's Hillstomp. Stomp blues, homemade percussion instruments, total bad-assery.
No Depression: " They have seized upon R.L. Burnside as a benchmark... (but) they are far enough away from the originals not to pretend to any kind of authenticity. They know enough to play, and not to think."
Drum! Magazine: "The charm of Hillstomp is that the bandmembers believe that they can pull out a frying pan and beat it like a drum. The only problem is making it sound good. And they do."
The Deli: "While firmly grounded in the blues, Hillstomp departs and adds many different influences, from folk to garage-punk, all expressed through a soulful intensity. "
The Onion: "The members of Hillstomp raise as much hell as two men sitting down possibly can. Drenched in sweat and possessed by the spirit of the Mississippi Delta, the Portland duo of Henry Kammerer and John Johnson uses a rickety setup of real and found instruments to whip up a raucuous yet trance-inducing racket.”
Magnet: "Hillstomp actually pulls it off...It's raw and evocative of the music recorded by the late Burnside and Junior Kimbrough…"