I fell hard for the deliciously retro rock Low Cut Connie the first time I heard their fantastic sophomore slab “Call Me Sylvia.” Spearheaded by the dynamic duo of Adam Weiner and Dan Finnemore, Low Cut Connie are back with their best record to date in “Hi Honey.” It’s a ridiculously infectious gathering of 14 tunes that touches on the eclectic history of rock & roll.
The Low Cut Connie roster has been filled out with James Everhart (guitar) and Will Donnelly (bass/drums) and the lads have enlisted an impressive roster of guests on “Hi Honey” that includes Merrill Garbus, Dean Ween and Greg Cartwright. The results are simply fantastic, as I find myself enjoying the 43-minute slab a little bit more every time I hear it.
From the opening notes of “Who the Hell is Tina?/Shake It Little Tina” to the final strains of “Both My Knees,” Low Cut Connie don’t miss a beat. Along the way are standout cuts “Diane (Don’t Point That Thing at Me,” boogie-woogie gem “Back in School,” “Dickie’s Bringing Me Down,” the autobiographical “Danny’s Outta Money,” “Little Queen of New Orleans” and “Somewhere Along the Avenue.” Highly recommended. (Jeffrey Sisk)