There, he found ample inspiration to write rockin' redemption songs that stay true to his D.I.Y. punk ethos. Made with longtime partner-in-crime Cheetah Chrome, these 12 songs were mostly recorded at various home studios. "Anything," "Without Her," and "Downtown Beirut" all feature Hudson's sandpaper vocals over a solid foundation of buzz-saw guitars. Hudson pens reflective, clever lyrics; we'd gladly have traded the covers for more originals.
Billed as Hudson's solo debut, Unmedicated is literally -- and artistically -- years behind his 1989 album with the Styrenes, A Monster and a Devil. A reading of excerpts from his novel Flotsam & Jetsam, beautifully backed by one of Cleveland's most heated acts, it's a much better showcase of Hudson's peculiar genius.