Ceramic Dog, Your Turn

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 07.17.13 in Reviews

“We have a new business model, we’ll blow you for a nickel.” This is the acidic guitarist Marc Ribot, summing up the effect that the internet has had on the value of recorded music, in one pithy quote. Ribot, who played with Tom Waits just as the singer was morphing from hobo crooner to glass-spitting carnie barker, has never been afraid of sharp edges, and has made his career since his Waits days in the avant-garde circuit. But Your Turn is a veer back into rock-song territory, albeit rock songs with big crayon doodles all over them: Title track “Your Turn” is a driving motorik groove defaced with a sloppy guitar solo that could be a Shreds video.