First of all, that’s just one bad ass seventies Heavy Metal black light poster of an album cover. Artist Rodney Matthews really captured a sort of Ralph Bakshi meets Rob’t Williams vibe with this one.
But I have other reasons for digging this album:
No Mean City was my very first concert. My good buddy Hal the Drummer and I rocked it hard that night, but I’ve already told you that story.
If you like that seventies. dirty, blues-based boogie stomp then this is a good one. Dan McCafferty makes AC/DC’s Brian Johnson sound like an operatic tenor:
No Mean City is still in print, and if you pick it up new you get bonus tracks. I’m a sucker for that. But if your goal is to enjoy that Rodney Matthews album cover the way that nature intended, expect to pay about five bucks for a vinyl copy. Happy hunting.