Published Feb 13, 2019If you're trying to get a read on Bloodshot Bill as an artist, look no further than some of his previous album titles. With names like Guitar Boy and Rockabilly Trash, the Montreal artist has the attitude and the voice of someone plucked out of a 1955 Sun Records session. Equal parts vintage Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Come Get Your Love Right Now is a quick, energetic burst of rockabilly energy that captures the rebellious spirit of early rock, while sounding earnestly catchy and entertaining.
The record doesn't often deviate from short, two-minute bluesy shuffles, but Bill's boundless energy and earnestness is enough to keep Come Get Your Love Right Now from losing steam. Tracks like "Hook Me" and "Do What You Do" demonstrate Bill's ability to channel the ghosts of rockabilly past, pairing his bluesy howl against a loose but driving shuffle. Elsewhere, tracks like "Don't Say Goodbye" show a more tender side to Bill's vocals. He still yelps his way through the tracks, but it's not hard to hear the anguish behind his voice.
Bill's world of rock'n'roll is one where rock never lost its outlaw spirit, one where rock singers embraced the idea of rebellion. The record's 16 tracks fly past you at breakneck speed, but Bill's energy and earnestness should be enough to help you party like it's 1959. (Goner)