Music Review: “Bad Boys” by Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

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“Bad Boys”

From Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside’s Untamed Beast

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Liner notes: The unholy love child of Howlin’ Wolf and Fiona Apple, Sallie Ford gleefully shouts, “I can fuck/I can drink/And I don’t care what you think,” with rude drums and twangy rockabilly guitar amplifying the uproar.

Behind the music: The Portland-based singer (and daughter of noted puppeteer Hobey Ford) cites Tom Waits’ 2002 album Alice as an inspiration.

Check it out if you like: Shilpa Ray, Zola Jesus, Cat Power, and other charismatic oddballs.

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