The Black Lips are a young band from Atlanta with an old rock sound sort of along the lines of the 60’s Rolling Stones. It’s garage-punk fused with elements of blues; rough and raucous, purposefully under produced, it is artfully disheveled. “O Katrina” is, you guessed it, a protest song that rails against the hurricane that drowned New Orleans. The guys of The Black Lips kick up some dirt on this rebellious anthem becoming their own force of nature. I could see them rocking out in defiance of an encroaching storm; maybe it would have been more effective than those shoddy levees….
Listen to “O Katrina”
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