The Ukiah Drag hail from the northernmost reaches of California, and are about to reissue a limited cassette release from earlier this year on 7″ vinyl.
Jazz Mama Is Cryin consists of four tracks of brilliantly bleak, desolate, and warped blues and acid-rock. It is taut, tense, hypnotic and all consuming. It is like the evil offspring of Giant Sand and the Birthday Party.
Take a listen to the frazzled desert-punk and malicious country twang of The Rats Waltz, and then the unremittingly dismissive intonations of Nina Came Knockin’.
“You ain’t got no home,
ain’t got no shoes,
ain’t got no money,
ain’t got no class”
This one is a real gem. Order the vinyl reissue here.Follow @madmackerel