A fine pleasure
As a connoisseur of rare songs, garage rockabilly queen Holly Golightly would no doubt see the worth of this exercise in revision. Taking her 10 favourite solo songs, she reworks them with the aid of The Brokeoffs, her backing band for three albums now, who add a surly country-ish swing. So her venomous take of Sam & Dave’s ‘No Big Thing’ becomes lazily finger-flicking rootsy blues, the wonkily bitter ‘Eye For An Empty Heart’ acquires a lighthearted ‘Nashville Skyline’ Dylan roll and her vampish take on Little Willie John’s ‘My Love Is’ is stripped back to a banjo lament. Not just a fan oddity – a fine pleasure.