Because Songs Matter

SCOTT H. BIRAM – SOMETHING'S WRONG / LOST FOREVER

There are certain album releases that could act as national holidays here in ninebullets.net land, and a new album from Scott H. Biram ranks at the top of that list.

As everyone who comes around here very often knows, Scott Biram can be as rough and tumble as they come, releasing albums that mix equal parts country and punk with some gospel and blues added to round off the edges. With Something’s Wrong / Lost Forever, his third album on Bloodshot Records, Scott decided to show us his more tender side. The album opens with organs and the familiar sounds of a Gibson and Scott singing through a CB microphone on “Time Flies”, before shifting into what is easily one of my favorite songs Scott has ever written, “Sinkin’ Down”. From there the album unfolds like a love letter to the one that got away but it’s not all tears in your beer. There’s the god damn the torpedoes rant of our current culture in “Judgement Day”, as well as the full band jump rock track “I Feel So Good” which features another ninebullets.net fave, The Black Diamond Heavies.

Something’s Wrong / Lost Forever is also the first album recorded completely by Scott in his own home studio. One of the things he did was leave some of the mistakes in the final mixes, which I think that really adds a lot of character to an already almost perfect cd.

I know there is a certain amount of danger writing about one of your favorite acts. It would be really easy to sound like your just gushing to sell an act, but the simple truth is that listening to Something’s Wrong / Lost Forever makes me smile. I can’t help but to be happy when it’s playing. For me, it’s not just Essential Listening, it’s gonna be a top 5 of 2009.

Scott H. Biram - Sinkin' Down     

Scott H. Biram - Judgement Day     

Scott H. Biram - Hard Time     

Scott H. Biram’s Official Site, Scott H. Biram on myspace, Buy Something’s Wrong / Lost Forever

14 Comments

  1. Nick Nick
    May 27, 2009    

    What i’ve heard of the record is great and I can’t wait to see him in August.

  2. Nick Nick
    May 27, 2009    

    I’d buy it from him directly but $20 is just too much for a cd.

  3. May 27, 2009    

    The mp3 album is 8.99 over on AmazonMP3

  4. May 27, 2009    

    The CD is only $12.50 from Bloodshot Records. I personally bought the (limited edition) LP for only $12.75. I feel like that’s a good deal.

  5. May 27, 2009    

    especially useful album for the i-75 trip from tampa up to ocala to visit the retired parental units in ocala who have more friends with slurred speech from stokes than from highballs

  6. May 27, 2009    

    “strokes” is what i was gettin’ at

  7. Meaty Ramone Meaty Ramone
    May 28, 2009    

    It’s a motherfucker of an album, and I think it’s his best yet. Absolutely amazing, brilliant songwriting, on all grounds, be it raw or a bit more laid back. Definitely a highlight of the year.
    I also bought the LP directly from Bloodshot Records and also think it’s a good deal (free mp3 download, poster, tattoo and very fair s&h to Europe).

  8. jro jro
    May 28, 2009    

    This thing kicks 40 kinds of ass. Buy it.

  9. Brittany Brittany
    May 29, 2009    

    Ok ya’ll convinced me to buy it.

  10. May 29, 2009    

    He plays tonight in Vancouver. He should be on stage soon, but I’m just eating my sandwhich and drinking my micro brew than it is on the bus to show.

    Be good to see him again, saw him last time with Bob Log III.

    Great show…

  11. May 30, 2009    

    How was the show?

  12. May 30, 2009    

    Did anyone else not get a poster with the LP? Wtf?

  13. SHB SHB
    June 4, 2009    

    The CD is $12 on my site not $20!!

  14. Joe Joe
    September 20, 2009    

    You F’in’ tell em Scott.

No Pings Yet

  1. Twang Nation Country Music Blog - Surveying Country Music in All Its Mongrel Forms - Americana Music, Roots Music, Alt.Country Music on May 28, 2009 at 14:34
  2. Daddy - “For A Second Time” (Self-release, June 16) « songs:illinois on June 1, 2009 at 10:01

Leave a Reply

Log In

Log In

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.