September 16, 2021

Mint Biscuit: Blues For The Red Cow

Welsh guitarist Richard Thomas gets low down and dirty on Blues For The Red Cow, the latest collection by his one-man project Mint Biscuit. The title of the EP is a dead giveaway: basic blues excursions with a sixties vibe celebrating the joy of playing and putting a pair of fuzz pedals (Dunlop Fuzz Face and Stone Deaf Fig Fumb) to good use, with the harsh Mudwanging as the litmus test for the uninitiated. Also: there is a hint of the Hendrix's version of All Along the Watchtower in Summer Song.

He gets the listener on the wrong foot (but in a good way) by going mellow in the Kicking The Bastard, channeling the sound of Ry Cooder. Bowing out with the joyous Canterbury scene influenced Cellar Steps Thomas wraps up his fifth release of originals this year. That's quite a lot, but he shows no signs of slowing down.

Blues For The Red Cow is a self-released EP. Buy it from his website.

  1. Reeftastical
  2. Stompington Meadows
  3. Butterfly Blues
  4. Summer Song
  5. Kicking The Bastard
  6. Mudwanging
  7. Cellar Steps


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