I Can Lick Any SOB in the House

Any way you slice it, I Can Lick Any SOB in the House is a pretty bold boast. If the lick in question refers to fisticuffs, you’ll need battering-ram fists. And if you’re walking around with your tongue extended, sneaking slurps on unsuspecting strangers, you’ll have to move with catlike prowess once someone inevitably takes exception. Given the way it baited Charlton Heston and Courtney Taylor on its latest rock-spurred country disc Put Here to Bleed, Portland, Oregon’s I Can Lick seems to be the fighting type, though it’s hard to earn your bare-knuckle stripes by pummeling confused old men and Dandy glam rockers. Back Porch Mary and Kaw Valley Devils, the latter a new outfit featuring former members of longtime Lawrence staple Salty Iguanas, give this lineup added punch.

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