“Just in time for all this warm weather come locals Mudslide Charley with a new album. It's blues, but the kind you dance to down at a park during any Missoula festival. Fortunately, it's not just for background celebration; RamShackle Soul has its gritty tunes, too.
"Little Lu La Lay" sounds like the band took over a tavern down by the train tracks. You can just imagine the door wide open as the band plays, people sitting outside smoking cigarettes and taking nips from a bottle of homemade apple jack as hot blue skies turn to dusk. The air is full of sex and sweat. There might be a fistfight but it'll end in forgiveness over a last-call beer.”
“So it comes as no real shock when the newest CD by Littig's band, Mudslide Charley, kicks off with a rumbling, four-on-the-floor romp punctuated by vocals that sound like they were recorded through a megaphone with a weak battery. Though the tune is titled "Black Haired Angel," they could have called it "Back Here Danger" and no listener would have raised an eyebrow: Buried within a growlingly distorted mix and wailing refrain, the lyrics themselves seem secondary to the effect - a dark smear of redaction across a crumpled-up love letter.