Dave Arcari & Lee Patterson: Plastic Jesus (single)

~ Monday, 4 April 2011
The gruff voiced blues bastard Dave Arcari and sweet voiced country folkster Lee Patterson may not seem the most comfortable of bed fellows. Lets face it, they make totally different types of musical sounds but you know what... it bloody works!!! Plastic Jesus has its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. A homage to dashboard shrines where the oncoming traffic is a backdrop to nodding little figures bedecked in the finest colours that plastic manufactures can produce.

The combination of this unlikely pairing sounds like old friends having some fun and inviting you along for the ride. The sweet country balladry is intersected by some nice slide guitar and disjointed harmonies, all topped off with some brilliant and memorable lyrics. When they sing 'Comes in colours pink and pleasant. Glows in the dark cause it's iridescent' it is hard not to smile broadly. This is a great wee ditty. Ohh yes... they're going to hell.