Knitters, The - Poor Little Critter on the Road [BLUE VINYL] - New LP
While offering scads of heartbroken hillbilly, originals and covers, they also kick into high octane rockabilly, first halfway through the version of "Walkin' Cane" (trad), and then again on the bridge on 6th cut, and right from the launch of "Wrecking Ball," concluding with a version of Leadbelly's "Rock Island Line.
It's been 37 years since the release of Poor Little Critter on the Road, the debut album from The Knitters, the original Alt-Country band comprised of three members of X, one Blaster and a Red Devil. It was in 1985 that Exene Cervenka, John Doe and DJ Bonebrake joined Dave Alvin and Jonny Ray Bartel to record the critically acclaimed debut for a sound that Alvin described as “It's like if the guys at Sun Records dropped LSD and made a record with Lead Belly and the Carter Family. That's what The Knitters sound like.”