The Corbitt Brothers’ most recent endeavor and second studio album, Ain’t Nothin to It But Do It, is executed perfectly as a fun, summertime highway odyssey. Introduced with the sounds of a radio dial adjusting through static and passing through stations, it settles into opening cut “Road Rage Blues,” with a depiction of cops, bad drivers and other woes on the road amid a rollicking blues rhythm.
With a blistery, rusty, heat-shimmering-off-the-car-hood sort of style, the record alternates from ridiculous jaunts to a few sobering tracks that deliver a message; both, however, are done with grit and catchy tunes. In “Your Demon,” frontman Newsome Corbitt sings:
You’ve got to deal with your demon
Or your demon’s going to deal with you . . .
One-night stand, two-week binge
That’s what you all living
“Love One Another,” which is reminiscent of a sort of countrified version of “One Love,” could surely be a Bonnaroo sing-along with its hippie-dippy message to just get along, and “Bring It all Back” is a wistful sigh over the olden days, when “folks stayed together for richer or poorer” and “tits were real and not so fake.”
But then there’s “Asshole Casserole,” on which The Corbitt Brothers share a secret recipe:
Take four cups of you
A pinch of your ideers
A teaspoon of your heart, for a start
Add a can of cream of mushroom soup
A can of cream of chicken soup
A handful of breadcrumbs and some cheese for some soul
Put it in the oven, turn it on, preheat and cook it
You got an asshole casserole
In sticking with the food theme, they continue with a soulful ode to chicken pot pie amidst Isaac Corbitt’s bleating harmonica on “Chicken Pot Pie Blues.” I haven’t enjoyed a food song that much since Those Darlins came out with “Fatty Needs a Fix.”
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