Bains Iii, Lee -& The Glory Fires-
There Is A Bomb In Gilead
As much Wilson Pickett as Fugazi, as much the Stooges as the Allman Brothers, Birmingham, Alabamas Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires have brought radical rockn'roll to bear on their own experience and their own place. On THERE IS A BOMB IN GILEAD, they deconstruct the music of the Deep South, strip it down and reassemble it, to make a righteous ruckus that sits at the vanguard of the vernacular. After Bains had played with The Dexateens for a couple or three years, a couple or three hundred shows, the Dexateens came to a reluctant end. Bains found himself off the road, back in Birmingham, without a band. He also found himself with a passel of powerful songs sitting somewhere between buzzsaw garage, classic power-pop and sweating country-soul. Casting his nets in central Alabamas rockn'roll clubs, Bains assembled the Glory Fires: drummer Blake Williamson (Black Willis, Taylor Hollingsworth, Dan Sartain), bass player Justin Colburn (Model Citizen, Arkadelphia), and guitar player Matt Wurtele. Chugging along with a fierce Muscle Shoals vibe, the Glory Fires brought a sense of urgency to Bains' drawling, howling voice.