Dr. Dog: “Shame, Shame”
“I do believe that there’s no more tricks up my sleeve,” goes the chorus of “Stranger,” the first song on Dr. Dog’s new album Shame, Shame — only, methinks they’re selling themselves a bit short. They may not unveil any new tricks on this, their sixth album, but when their standard bag of tricks is so impressive, who’s going to complain? The Philly band has one trick, in particular, that makes their records consistently enjoyable, and this one more than any of ‘em: it’s the trick of taking the past and reshaping it in their own image.
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