Soon relocating to Chicago, he spent nearly two decades pushing against the boundaries of the industrial genre, receiving wide praise (and healthy criticism as well, it should be noted) for introducing jazz and blues elements in to that somewhat limited form of expression. With seven Sister Machine Gun albums, four EPs, and countless singles under his belt, along with production and artist credits on over 60 other releases, Randall felt it was finally time to explore new musical territory in areas closer to his personal tastes, and "The Devil His Due" was born. "The Devil His Due" was written and recorded over a two-year period entirely in Randall's own Shaolin Fist Of Death studio, following his move back to rural Oregon in 2005. Performed partly on homemade or found instruments, the album is a complete sonic about-face from Randall's earlier work, yet it maintains the writing style he is already known for. Events in Randall's life provide the fodder, and he created a colorful cast of characters to act out the drama in the songs.
The album has a fluid story, yet each song tells its own version of the classic Faustian bargain. From the opening count-off of "Judas Iscariot" to the final romping jump-blues of "It's All The Same In the Nighttime," "The Devil His Due" is both an exploration of traditional music styles and an entirely new form of expression. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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