Walk Out West
The Hickmen are back with another collection of tunefully wry observations of life in Southern California. More rockin' than reflective, the CD follows a character through his trip through lean times in a landscape that seems to change monthly. The songs spring from a recipe book that favors biting tele riffs, gravely vocals, and humorous asides. Sporting one song from their friend and song writing mentor, Johnny Hickman from Cracker, the CD also features the harmonica work of Mickey Raphael on several tracks.