Review: Bob Log III

Bob Log III
“Log Bomb”
(Fat Possum)

The title of the newest Bob Log III album does not break the trend of albums named after modes of transportation. As Bob explains, “I am now the vehicle.” Bob Log III is the vehicle for a hedonist parade of lurid celebration with such closed-door party anthems as “Boob Scotch” (instructive photos provided), “Bubble Strut”, “Drunk Stripper” and “F*Hole Parade”. Bob Log III’s interpretation of juke joint sounds is through his one-man band approach of slide guitar and kick drum on one foot and cymbal on the other. Loose and raw, this sound incarnates the sounds of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf with a real visitation of the spirit of those raucous roadhouse blues suitable for fans of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Speedball Baby.