Like well-seasoned wayfarers, the MAD CADDIES have spent years roaming the musical landscape and thoughtfully collecting ingredients from the varied regions they encounter.
A scoop of reggae, a pinch of ska, a dash of Dixieland, a splash of ragtime, all mixed into a punk-rock stock and finished with a dollop of pure melody; the CADDIES cook up an olio of music like no other.
The Cajun dish dirty rice is the perfect metaphor for the MAD CADDIES sound and is the apt title of their latest full-length.
Just like its namesake, Dirty Rice combines a hodgepodge of elements into a tasty crave-inducing platter.
From the absolute classic CADDIES up-tempo-punk-meets-Dixieland sound on Bring It Down, to the reggae/dub components of Shoot Out the Lights and Dangerous, to the Beatles or even Squeeze influenced Down and Out, Dirty Rice truly has it all.
Yet, even with all its variety, the album never feels a bit disjointed.
Skilled song writing and Chucks smooth vocals act as a thread that weaves each song together seamlessly, creating a well-balanced cohesive collection.
With nearly 7 years having passed since releasing their last new material, MAD CADDIES fans are hungry for Dirty Rice and the band will be hitting the road hard throughout 2014 to serve it up live.