Sass O' Frass Tunic was another unusual Blonde Vinyl band that doesn't quite fit under the alternative banner. Sass 'O Frass Tunic was basically Fred T. Friend fronting Breakfast With Amy, singing blues music with a slight gospel twist. No hint of alternative at all, but still a very good album.
One of the few reviews of the album (by Cross Rhythms) had this to say: "Why, this is so packed with Southern grit you can almost see the steam rising off those mud-caked alligators. This set's swarming with steamy blues, laced with traces of skiffle, soul and gospel sensibilities. Yep, the real stuff."
Other than a few references comparing him to Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson, and BB King, there is very little information about Fred T. Friend online.
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Sass O' Frass Tunic Video: Don't Walk On By
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