The harmonizing continues in the Stutso co-composition, “Minimum Wage” in which a lover gives out her favors for...well, the title says it all. Stutso also co-wrote “Down to My Last Million Tears” and “Heartbreak Shake,” which you can add to the list of ills love can leave you with. No bar band gets through a night without doing some covers, and here the quartet does its version of “Let's Work Together,” the Wilbert Harrison song which was a hit for both Canned Heat and Bryan Ferry. The slowest of the offerings is “Send For Me,” a choice from the Nat King Cole catalogue. Then it’s last call.
Damn Good Time! isn’t going to be on many listeners' “Best of 2012” lists, but it does hit all the right notes to fulfill the title’s promise. It’s a tight collection of short songs with minimal jamming that should appeal to anyone who likes to share their weekends with Budweiser, Miller, or whatever your beverage of choice is. But not for those drinking alone—as Elvin Bishop used to say, to have a good time, there should be at least two of you in the room.