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Friday, 22 November 2019
Rock Billy Boogie
It's a wee while since we have had some Friday rockabilly
I spotted Rock Billy Boogie by Robert Gordon among the floatsom and jetsom in the most chaotic CD section on the planet namely in BRICC in Ballantrae.
The name rang a vague bell so I took a chance, I vaguely recalled that there may be a connection with Link Wray and I was right as they recorded a record together in 1977.
Rock Billy Boogie is his third album from 1979.
He had been on the go for a few years before that as a member of New York punk band Tuff Darts but as a rocker at heart he took advantage of the Rockabilly revival in the late 70's - Stray Cats, Pole Cats, Shakin' Pyramids etc
Chris Spedding of Motor Bikin' fame is on lead guitar.
I'm off to look out my Black Slacks
Robert Gordon - I Just Found Out
Robert Gordon - Black Slacks
Robert Gordon - I Just Met a Memory
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Track 1 is a string contender for Song Of The Day.ReplyDelete
....track 3 is also in the runningReplyDelete
Decent bit of rockabilly CC.ReplyDelete
Great way to open up Friday night! Cheers. The opening bars of 'I Just Found Out' must be the only example of a Casio based rhythm section in the entire history of Rockabilly and also made me think Frank Sidebottom was on his way.ReplyDelete
What a great track - I Just Found Out. Love the stammer induced shock of him being dumped - we've all been there I suppose. I'm not gonna play tracks 2 and 3 because somehow I think they'll detract from my appreciation of the first one. Silly but..... OK later in the week maybeReplyDelete