Sydney Morning Herald

Single Of The Week

Author: BZ

Kasey Chambers
On a Bad Day

After leading with the bluesy rock single, the Chambers camp have a reminder for its heartland country audience that Kasey Chambers hasn’t gone over to the dark side completely. On a Bad Day is a gentle back porch strummer that seems slight but is just structured ingeniously. It’s given added warmth by Lucinda Williams’s earthy backing vocals. This single also includes a duet with neo-rockabilly punks the Living End on Crossfire and a Living End-free version of the same song which more obviously shows its debt to Steve Earle. And her take on Paul Kelly’s Everything’s Turning to White, with evocative guitar and fiddle, is eerie, stark and stunning.