It’s hard enough for a trio to have a full sound, even when working in a “stripped-down” genre like the blues. So you could be forgiven if you were to expect easy acoustic music from the duo of Marcello Milanese and Ivano Zanotti, professionally known as Black Smokers.

To the contrary, these guys kick it like there’s no tomorrow on psychobilly rave-ups like “Hey Mama,” “Toc Toc” and “Gone,” all numbers that would make the Reverend Horton Heat (or Mojo Nixon) proud. Black Smokers love the Delta blues, and they flavor their tributes to that sound with powerful AC/DC-style riffing on “Cheap Women” and with hints of Texas boogie during “Kickboxer Girl.”

Milanese and Zanotti hail from Italy, and they can’t resist cooking “Bullet Proof” and “Used” in their homeland’s favorite “spaghetti Western” sauce, but they’re not averse to getting spooky with the Theremin on the instrumental “Racoon City Limits” either. Used is great beer-drinking and fast-dancing music rounded out with probably the most unique cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” that you’re ever likely to hear.