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Hayseed Dixie: Borderline, London

Sylvie Simmons, The Guardian, 12 August 2004

"I'M HERE TO TESTIFY", says front man Barley Scotch in one of many beer-fuelled, between-song spiels, "that Hank Williams' 'Lost Highway' and AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' are the same road." True, the link between heavy rock and old-time country is not so tenuous. Both go for songs about sin, bad women and the bottle. Both feature high velocity soloing, even if one favours the Flying-V over the fiddle.

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