Life Before Insanity is the group's third studio album; their fifth total if you count their two live albums. They have a reputation as a relentless live act--happy to jam for hours with a host of guest players on a series of spontaneous covers--and that freewheeling energy translates unusually well to their CDs. Doubtless that's a holdover from Haynes' and bass player Allen Woody's days in the Allman Brothers. They relinquish a bit of the jamminess on this CD, choosing instead to go in a more solid rocking direction. It shouldn't lose them any fans, but should set them further apart from a host of inferior Allmans-and Dead-influenced jam bands currently making the scene. The CD's first single, "Bad Little Doggie," with its wicked slide and ZZ Top-like gruffness, is a perfect example. Considering how often WRDU plays "La Grange" or "Just Got Paid," if this song doesn't become a classic rock hit then there's truly no justice in this world.