Label: ATO Records / Fontana North
The Truckers love their down-and-outs, and Go-Go Boots is a fine collection of such. The title track is a swampy blues number about a preacher who hires a hitman to kill his wife so he can marry his go-go-boot-clad mistress. "Cartoon Gold," with its rolling banjo and shuffling rhythm, is all glass-half-empty: "It's like bringing flowers to your mama/ Tracking dog sh*t all over the floor." The highlight is "Mercy Buckets," a slow-burning Southern gothic number that emanates despair like the South oozes humidity: clinging, unrelenting and omnipresent.