Bull Halsey
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Bull Halsey

Chelsea, Michigan, United States | SELF

Chelsea, Michigan, United States | SELF
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"Bull Halsey - Hot Dry Work - Deluxe"

Detroit trio Bull Halsey were more than ready to build this gristly platform of smokey rockers and grinders, after years of steadily honing their mastery of jump blues, classic chug-n-pick r&b and serpentine country rock twang through banding around Michigan in various bars, juke joints and festival stages. Singer/bassist Garth Girard (of American Mars), guitarist/singer Wally Schmid (from Wally and the Tallyboys) and drummer David Oesterle (of Chrome Mali) formed the group in 2001 out of the simple passion for recreating the grimacing grit of classic blues and r&b aristocrats like Howlin Wolf and Hollywood Fats.

After the The Mighty Fists of Joe Frazier EP in 2007, the band went into Tempermill to lay down tracks for Hot Dry Work, the mere reading of the title sets an appropriate illusion of sweaty brows, blistered hands and the iron-like buldge of muscle memory shunting through these soulful grooves. Many tracks were laid down in one take, a clear indication of their readiness. Hot Dry Work is filled with that steady strutting beat of r&b, that wavy slapping bass groove of proto-rock and the buzz croon of the gitbox wailing out fiery twangs in the spirit of classic blues - but given this extra fist clenched urgency born from the trio's insuppressible roots with the even harder driving rhythms of more contemporary rock styles.

www.myspace.com/bullhalsey - jeff milo


The Mighty Fists of Joe Frazier - 2007
Hot Dry Work - 2009



A Romp-n-Stomp, tube driven, boogie blues filled with surprises.

"One listen to Bull Halsey throws the rock-n-roll mind into reverse, to a time when young British kids like The Yardbirds, The Animals, and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers were teaching other Brits (and Americans) how much the Delta blues had an impact on rock music. This isn't today's disposable garage-rock re-hash, this is a textbook from Music Appreciation, and class is in session."
- Matt Mertha, The Red Butlers