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Scrapomatic: Sidewalk Caesars

Read "Sidewalk Caesars" reviewed by Doug Collette

The challenge faced by Scrapomatic's co-leaders, vocalist Mike Mattison and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Paul Olsen, is a formidable one which is faced by both posers and genuine proponents of the blues--to turn the simplicity and passion that distinguishes the genre into a genuine means of personal expression.

“Longhaired State" is a prime example of this principle successfully at work as Scrapomatic swings throughout the track. It's notable that there is a guest who seems to elevate their playing--Count M'Butu, a ...


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