Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

Luxury Hobo

(Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group)

Bloat and I talked about this album in depth in our last issue but to my way of thinking if the Stiff label was still going then this act would be totally at home within their roster. It’s blues and rock and R&B but it’s not face-pulling angsty stuff, it is much more goodtime and party-ready.

Notwithstanding some of the lyrics reflecting troubled times. The Limits are a sparky band with a barrel-load of rhythms, tones and energy which makes every cut come home to full effect. At times a Southern Soul vibe is conjured up – I don’t mean Eastbourne – and elsewhere a definite Noo Awlins drive surges forward. ‘It Came Out Of The Swamp’ is a spring-heeled B Movie nod and the title track a natural set-starter. Incorporating some slide guitar work is a good move and suits the ambit of the collection. Probably a good contrast act for the label, this aggregation sound so festival-bound you can smell the onions and real ale.

Big Boy Bloater and The Limits

Pete Sargeant

Big Boy Bloater and The Limits new album ‘Luxury Hobo’ is out now on Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. You can read our interview with Big Boy Bloater here:

For more information visit his official website here: