Joe Lewis is stuffed into a van with his six bandmates, as they hurtle across Texas to a gig. Most of the guys are sleeping now, content in the knowledge they've just made the record of their lives. All killer, no filler, the fittingly titled, take-no-prisoners Scandalous - once again produced by Jim Eno, moonlighting from his main gig as Spoon's drummer - is a churning slab of rock & roll, blues and funk, laced with a double shot of 100-proof punkitude.
Like his forebears, Lewis writes from direct, often bitter experience with unflinching veracity. The songs of Scandalous are littered with the debris of age-old issues: hard times and one-night stands, lying and cheating, redemption and revenge. Gritty, raunchy and real, his music is not for the squeamish, but experiencing it fully can be genuinely cathartic.
Deluxe LP Package includes 6 Bonus Tracks and the standard album on CD.
- 1. Livin' In The Jungle
- 2. I'm Gonna Leave You
- 3. Booty City
- 4. Black Snake
- 5. She's So Scandalous
- 6. Messin'
- 7. Mustang Ranch
- 8. You Been Lyin'
- 9. Ballad Of Jimmy Tanks
- 10. Since I Met You Baby
- 11. Jesus Took My Hand
Aug 12The Colony, TX, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at Lava Cantina, The Colony
Aug 20Tucson, AZ, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at 191 Toole
Sep 03Napa, CA, US BottleRock Napa Valley 2021
Sep 15Nashville, TN, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Big Mother Gig at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill
Sep 17Philadelphia, PA, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Big Mother Gig at Ardmore Music Hall
Sep 18Asbury Park, NJ, US Sea.Hear.Now 2021
Sep 18Brooklyn, NY, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Big Mother Gig at Brooklyn Bowl
Sep 21Warrendale, PA, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Big Mother Gig at Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Sep 22Columbus, OH, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Big Mother Gig at Skully's Music Diner
Sep 23Cleveland, OH, US Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Big Mother Gig at Beachland Ballroom