Johnny Mohawk and the Assassins - "Drinking As Always" - is distorted and dissonant music, full of mood and the blues, describing pain and heartbreak, love and loss, loneliness and long, dark nights when the only sound breaking the silence is the rain pattering against a window and the only solace is a half empty bottle of cheap whiskey. Alright, I was a little surprised when I heard these guys. Based upon the huge Mohawks on the cover of the CD, I wasn't expecting their Country Punk -n- Roll Style. Living in the south I've been hearing more and more of this style of music, it reminds me of Southern Rock like Lynyrd Skynard, Molly Hatchet or .38 Special with a 21st century twist.
Honestly this isn't my favorite style of music, but I've never understood the obsession towards Southern Rock in the first place. That being said Johnny Mohawk and the Assassins are a musically talented band, but just not the type of music I listen too. If you're a fan of Southern Rock or up-tempo Rockabilly you will probably like these guys