October 1998

Cedell Davis
The Horror Of It All
Fat Possum/Epitaph

Speaking of Cedell Davis, the man who plays slide guitar with a knife is back with The Horror Of It All (Fat Possum/Epitaph 80315-2; 31:51). A blues anomaly from rural Mississippi, Davis testifies with sloppy verve on dissonant, menacing fare like "Chicken Hawk," "The Horror," and "Tojo Told Hitler." Cedell's strange appeal-a twisted take on Lightnin' Hopkins-makes him probably more suitable for venues like The Knitting Factory or the Museum Of Folk Art than rowdy blues bars.

Originally published in October 1998
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