Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Sunday Run Me Over
Sunday Run Me Over is Holly Golightly’s fifth album in five years with Lawyer Dave (aka one-man backing band The Brokeoffs). For most artists, this would constitute a significant creative run, but Miss Golightly isn’t most artists, her discography noted as much for its prolificacy as its proficiency.
Her latest record’s rustic, rootsy style is nicely summarised by a trio of country covers, including a rough and ready Hard to be Humble (preceded by some endearing Facebook-riffing tomfoolery), and an impious re-write of Opry staple We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock N Roll) that switches the ratios and broadsides religious hypocrisy. Around these, the duo’s original compositions hold their own, particularly hoedown closer This Shit is Gold, and though they don’t bring any new ideas to the table, they know a few solid tricks when it comes to enticing folks to dance on top of them.