Photo by Drew Reynolds
Like so many of his garage rock inspirations, Barrence Whitfield doesn’t really see the difference between soul and punk. He started the Savages in the ’80s after attending college in Boston, earning opening slots for Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, and Solomon Burke while also tearing it up with the Damned. After a long hiatus, Whitfield reformed the band in 2010, and somehow they sound even better with a few years’ wear and tear.
On August 21 comes Under The Savage Sky, the band’s third post-hiatus record. “Incarceration Casserole” is a tongue-in-cheek tale about a man slowly going insane after his wife is hauled off to jail. Sure, you could cry into your beer after that happens, but Whitfield & the Savages would rather shout it out. Download “Incarceration Casserole” below.