Alanna Nash
April 15, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Strange Things Happening

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Sleepy LaBeef
genre
Country

We gave it an A

The last hit by this ( rockabilly original was 1971’s ”Blackland Farmer,” but Sleepy LaBeef’s truckstop blend of blues, country, gospel, and rock & roll has influenced everyone who’s picked up a big, greasy Gibson in search of glory. This studio album, which captures the lean-and-loose ambience of great roadhouse music, emulates the muddy mix of the ’50s and just flat burns up the highway. By the end of Strange Things Happening, LaBeef’s basso profundo brings stale beer and saved souls together in a way that can only be described as transcendent. A

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