Thus, it should not surprise listeners that only four of the titles here — "Run Get My Shotgun," "DC9," "Holy Ghost," and "Nothing That You Say" — have never been heard on vinyl. Nevertheless, these new songs alone make it well worth the price of admission. The title track is especially gripping, as the She-Wolf threatens death to her lover with grim ferocity: "I'm gonna blow my baby away, keep on messin up on me! Yeah! 1990, I'm gonna do something I ain't got no bidness doin'! Me and my shotgun. Yeah. I say run get my shotgun...and me a box of shells."
- Jessie Mae Hemphill
And her singing and playing shine here, revealing a more pronounced aggressiveness than in her classic studio tracks on She-Wolf (Vogue, 1981) and Feelin' Good (High Water, 1990). Perhaps she used a different guitar in every recording session, but for whatever reason, the guitar here is especially powerful and biting in her nimble hands. And she delivers even the unfamiliar songs with the authority of having lived with them for ages.