On its sophomore release, "Bloodfire," Sweet Pea's Revenge delivers 10 original tunes in the roots rock tradition. "Only One Way" showcases the vocals and guitar of Jim Brown, and sounds a lot like Evan Chieda's funky bass and Stephen Randall's inspired drumming jumpstart, "Excuse Me," the song most likely to get a crowd moving. Kaye Dorian's bluesy wail compliments Brown's smoky sound on "Too Bad I Never Knew My Lover," yet not even Mike Wadworth's pounding the keys can save "Feed the Machine." "Primordial Gumbo" is a gem Glenn Pearl's harp gives the song an elemental feel that goes to the marrow.
Sweet Pea's Revenge promises to be a band to watch in the next millennium.