The group has gone through a few per­son­nel shuf­fles, but this record shows they’ve still got their ba­sic chaotic, hill­billy-nuts, jug-band-riot sound.

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But the most pow­er­ful of the boozer tunes is “Prolly Die From Drankin’.” Nat King Kong de­scribes the hor­ri­ble liquor-soaked, liver-dam­aged fate of var­i­ous fam­ily mem­bers, re­mind­ing me of “Dy­ing Breed,” a stark and chill­ing song about a fam­ily’s sub­stance abuse by Lone­some Bob (also recorded by Al­li­son Moorer). How­ever, The Im­pe­rial Rooster is em­ploy­ing dark hu­mor here, turn­ing the song into a grim joke. (“A six-pack leads to a 12-pack/And a 12-pack leads to I-don’t-know/And I-don’t-know

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