Album Review - Tin Can Alley

Mic Conway's National Junk Band

Mic Conway carries a torch for the idea that music can be fully rounded entertainment, making people giggle, dance and go “Wow!” Thanks to strong songs and a great collective ear for detail, the risk of live fun turning limp on record is sidestepped by Conway and friends. Surprises abound: Carolyn Johns’s nimble tuba line on Ian Dury’s Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick; Bob Brozman’s ravishing slide guitar on Jungle of Love and Cliché Blues; Jeremy Cook’s junk percussion on Bad Cop, Bad Cop. A bewdy.

John Shand

Sydney Morning Herald May 30 2003