Album Review: King Salami & The Cumberland Three – “Goin’ Back To Wurstville”
Third album from North London’s sausage-obsessed garage rockers and it’s pretty much a straight continuation of its two predecessors, 2010’s Fourteen Blazin’ Bangers and 2013’s Cookin’ Up A Party. Which is to say that it’s a bit silly, but great fun.
For those unfamiliar with their work, Salami and his crew essentially take all the best bits about fifties greaser rock ‘n’ roll and sixties Nuggets style garage rock and blend ’em into one super-addictive package with a tiny hint of sausage-based humour in there. The stomping likes of Tiger In My Tank, Pineapple Mama and Nosebleed Boogie are mixed in with berserk instrumentals like King Ghidorah, No Stoppin’ and Caramba!.
If you weren’t a convert to the first two King Salami albums then it’s probably fair to say that Goin’ Back To Wurstville isn’t going to change your mind about them, but if you need some fun tunes to cheer you up after a shit day at the office (and let’s be honest, most of us have been there), then this will at least put a bit of a grin back on your mush. Not bad at all.
Don't expect anything you won't have heard before from King Salami and the Cumberland Three, but Goin' Back To Wurstville is at least an enjoyable 35 minutes of garage rock which will help to chase away the winter gloom a bit. If you need some fun putting back into your life then you could do a lot worse than give this one a spin.