Nostalgic For Right Now + The Sun Sessions (Double Disc)
Fast Music 8021
Released on January 7, 2007
This is rock n' roll music, played fast and loud by regular dudes who don't give a fuck about looking the part. Now as a three piece, the Hat's sound is tighter and tougher: a new edge with the same classic hooks. This double CD (priced as a single disc) includes both a new album and "The Sun Sessions", a six song EP recorded at the original Sun Studio (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash) in Memphis, Tennessee. A diverse but cohesive effort, "Nostalgic for Right Now" finds the Hat tearing through eleven cuts of hard-hitting rock n' roll, punk-infused rockabilly, and explosive harmony-laden power pop. With plenty of guitar grit, Ruth's Hat adds an aggressive punk rock edge to their far-reaching rock n' roll roots, sounding like a blended party of Chuck Berry, The Ramones, Green Day, Hank Williams, and The Who. Don't expect scenester politics, whimpy emo laments, hipster posturing, sneering faux-attitude or shameless rock star excesses, just catchy-as-hell songs anchored by timeless rock n' roll themes: long roads, broken relationships, and alcoholic beverages. This is the definitive Ruth's Hat, indispensable for fans and newbies alike.