Often wrongly cubbyholed as uni-dimensional purveyors of Paddyrock, the Saw Doctors did not shy away from embracing their roots while drawing deeply from the wells of US FM rock and early UK punk. The Saw Doctors did for the west of Ireland what Bruce Springsteen did for the post-War Jersey Shore and what John Mellencamp did for life growing up amid the cornstalks and Dairy Queens of Indiana. Like Springsteen and Mellencamp, The Saw Doctors tell tales of everyday lives set in a particular time and place but still easily identifiable to the listener regardless of locational circumstance. 

Continue ReadingClassic Front-to-Back Albums: The Saw Doctors - Same Oul Town