Because Songs Matter


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears might be a tad off the beaten path, but that don’t mean they don’t have a place on the site. Hell, Romeo wrote a guest post about them way back before he was an official contributor here on the site and I asked The Weary Boys about him in an interview back in 2006. He was playing SxSW last year and I marked it as one of my do not miss shows, and man am I glad I didn’t. The energy coming off that stage made me forget that I had walked 15 miles the day before and had spent the major portion of the current day on my feet with no food and too much beer. It was one of those shows you walk away from saying, “I will never miss a live show of theirs in (insert your hometown here) again.” And I won’t. However, we’re here to talk about the album, not their awesome stage presence and show.

Scandalous is a sex record. I can’t think of any plainer way to put it. You got a girl coming over for dinner, are you gonna put Lucero on? Maybe, but there is a slight chance she won’t dig it. Those chances are nullified by the horns, grooves and soul of Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears. You’ve got a party where folks are being a little too uptight and sticking in their own social circles? Pull out a bottle of vodka and put Scandalous on the radio but be careful, ‘cause if you let bitch play on repeat someone will probably end up getting fucked in your bathroom. You couple this album with the latest Black Keys album and you’ll end up responsible for a couple of pregnancies.

So, needless to say, this album is Essential Listening.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Livin' In The Jungle      

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - She's So Scandalous     

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - You've Been Lyin'     

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears’ Official Site, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears on Facebook, Buy Scandalous


  1. Cletus McNirtny Cletus McNirtny
    June 10, 2011    

    Best album review I’ve read this year. Oh yeah, the album is good, too.

  2. thevandalstookmyhandle thevandalstookmyhandle
    June 11, 2011    

    Great writing! I really enjoyed reading this and am on my way to buy Scandalous!

  3. Jake Jake
    June 12, 2011    

    I buy a lot of music and I continually come back to this album. Essential indeed, it flat out fucking rocks.

  4. Mark Mark
    June 12, 2011    

    Ha ha great write up. I put on their last album at a party and It livened everyone up, great fun band!

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