Iko-Iko frontman Graham Drout's blues-flavored rock songs can transport you to a strange and mystical world, or at least to a hidden corner of the tricounty area. Take the ambling and pastoral "Miller's Woods," for instance: "In Miller's woods my spirits dwell/Like a silver dollar/Down a wishing well/In Miller's woods, let my spirits soar/'Cause they know that I've been there before." Then there's the slow and haunting "Walk with the Zombie," on which he sings, "Cat daddy's a loup garou/One of those who do the Voodoo/He walks like a wolf/When the moon's as red as rust/He gets cross-eyed and crazy/Like the rest of us/When he walks with the zombie/Through the streets of the city/He'll find no pity/On the streets of the city." Drout's songs are drenched in dues-paying experience and bubble up as if out of Miami's tropical melting pot: "I was high on revelations/Drinking strychnine from a jar/I had a python 'round my shoulder/Longer than a Cadillac car." -- Miami New Times/Best of '98
Careful here the name makes you think zydeco, but its not that at all. A slight touch of NAwlins sound is almost undetectable in this collection of moody pieces accentuated by Graham Wood Drouts smoky vocals.
This one grows on you. -- Blues Access