Just when I think I might be getting caught up on my reviews, I found another batch of CDs waiting for me when I checked the post this morning. Not that I’m complaining! This is good news because I love listening and reviewing the music and sharing it with all of you. But sometimes I feel like I’ll never catch up! So, what’d I get today? As if to prove the point I was making yesterday about the thriving rockabilly scene worldwide, everything that came in today is from overseas.
First, there’s more French rockabilly from Chris Almoada. Chris sent his latest disc, Come To New Orleans. Eddy Ray Cooper was my first experience with French rockabilly and as you read in my review of Limoncello Blues, I really dug it. So I’m looking forward to hearing Almoada and more French rockabilly.
From London comes a disc by The Obscuritones and their self-titled record. These guys are completely new to me, so I know nothing about them. But with a list of influences that includes Carl Perkins, The Collins Kids, Hank Williams, Johnny Burnette, Wanda Jackson, and others, how can they go wrong! They also say they throw some 60s garage and surf music into the mix and since I like both of those genres as well, it sounds interesting.
And finally, one of my new favorite record labels, Heptown Records out of Sweden, sends along another disc. I’ve already reviewed Astrolites Play For Keeps and The Troubled Three Moving On from this label and really liked both discs very much. I’ve got another disc waiting already for review and now they’ve sent me the newly released The New Breed by the Cremators. It looks like this one’s likely to be my first review of all-out psychobilly, so that’ll be interesting! I’ve never gotten too far into psychobilly, so the Swedes are out to open my mind a bit. I’m game!
Well, looks like the kiddies and the little old ladies in the neighborhood are safe for a few more nights as all of this music and review work will be keeping me off the streets for a little while longer. Stay tuned for the reviews!