Tooth Of Crime
Released: May 2008
Tooth of Crime will speak to fans of the Latin Playboys, Tom Waits and other eccentrics who subvert roots music with Beat-era bohemia and jazzy cool. This has been Burnett's m.o. since the Alpha Band days. (BTW, where in tarnation are those reissues?) Each of these 10 tracks creeps up the lapel like a 60-year-old spider, looking to talk weather as if it's a Masonic conspiracy. Burnett doesn't change a whole heck of a lot from album to album. At the same time, nobody really sounds like the dude.