"Good Gracious. Bad People!" is the briskly recorded, breathlessly ambitious follow-up to last year's "Red Hot & Holy." Sarah and the Safe Word's anachronistic approach to songwriting, like soaking Prohibition-era attitudes in scotch and soda, may come as a system shock. "Bottom of a Bender" features space-age synths and a guitar solo performed by an electric power drill. "A Celebration—With a Vengeance?!" bursts open a cabaret scene with a thunderous sax solo. "When Oskar Fische Comes to Town” is a song so indebted to organic strings and piano chords that it could be retrofitted for ragtime hour. Such erratic time-traveling isn't for the faint of heart. Let these Georgians introduce you to a few characters. They've got character themselves.