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Microwave Dave and the Nukes

Down South Nukin'
Living Blues Magazine
April 2007
Posted: May 1, 2007

A good time was had by all on those four nights in Gadsden.

Gravel-voiced Alabama guitarist Microwave Dave (Gallaher) and his Nukes (bassist Rick Godfrey and drummer James Irvin) were captured live at the 2nd Street Music Hall in Gadsden on four nights in 2005 to assemble the twelve tracks on their latest CD. The only original on offer is the instrumental Ray Brand, on which Dave gets a nasty sound on John Lowe's Lowebow, with the remainder being drawn from the songbooks of Bo Diddley, J.B. Hutto, Elmore James, Dee Clark and Young Jessie, as well as Bob Dylan, Los Lobos and Jimmy Vivino. There's nothing fancy or subtle here, just power trio blues-rock it's a pretty safe bet that a good time was had by all on those four nights in Gadsden.

Jim Dekoster/ Living Blues Magazine