JUNKYARD – Rome Is Burning (2020)
Acetate Records hit the vaults and collected JUNKYARD‘s favorite High Water era rarities, B-sides and acoustic tracks and compiled them onto this new release titled “Rome Is Burning“.
“Rome is Burning” begins with the eponymous song, a powerful kick ass rocker included as a bonus track in the deluxe edition of “High Water”. Next we have “The River” – B-side of the 7” vinyl-only single “Faded”, where Junkyard exploits his most cowboy-punk streak.
The following 4 tracks are acoustic reinventions of some of the best songs from “High Water”, all done with an intimate, melodic feeling. The highlight for me is “Till the Wheels Fall Off”, the fantastic tune composed with Blackberry Smoke – whom also recorded their own version.
We get as well an insane live version of “Wallet”. As explained by Mr. Roach, the song is about those Sunday mornings in which you wake up in a room that you don’t know, next to a girl who doesn’t sound like anything to you, and you decide to silently walk away … to realize, when you are about to get home, you have left your wallet at the girl’s home.
“Rome is Burning” is more than a fan’s collectors release, it’s enjoyed as whole balancing rock n’ dirty with acoustic moments.
01 – Rome is Burning (Vinyl LP Bonus Track)
02 – The River (Vinyl 7″ B-Side)
03 – Styrofoam Cup (Acoustic Version)
04 – Till the Wheels Fall Off (Acoustic Version)
05 – Don’t Give a Damn (Acoustic Version)
06 – Hell or High Water (Acoustic Version)
07 – Wallet (Live Version)
David Roach – vocals
Jimmy James, Tim Mosher – guitars
Todd Muscat – bass
Patrick Muzingo – drums