THE DUSTERS - This Ain't No Jukebox

THE DUSTERS This Ain't No Jukebox cd 1990
This Ain't No Jukebox... Were're a Rock'n Roll Band / Take a Chance on Love* / The Truck Won't Start / Phantom Of The Strip / How could You / Hellbound Train / Street Legal / What Can I Say / Blues Highway / Look What The Cat Drug in*.
The Dusters: K.Mc Mahan: guitar & vocals / L. D. Barnette: bass / C. Sherlock: drums / L. Overtoom: drums on*

"In 1986, smack dab in the middle of a "you boys don't belong down here neighborhood", The Dusters began crafting their revved-up version of the blues. Fueled by a never-say-die attitude and a large dose of their next door neighbor's barbeque, they set out in a beat up van, relentlessly playing every dive and juke joint from Austin, Texas, to New York City, performing up to 300 nights a year. All the sleepless nights and truck stop meals paid off, and the boys caught the attention of an independent record label in Nashville, Tennessee, who released their first EP Red Hot and Ready to Roll. As with many independent releases of the time it did not attract much attention in the metal-laden hairspray music industry of the time, but it did provide The Dusters with a respectable calling card for booking purposes and landed them opening spots on tours with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Tailgators, and The True Believers. With the release of their first full-length effort, This Ain't No Jukebox...We're a Rock n' Roll Band, The Dusters began to receive much appreciated critical acclaim and national attention. They landed several Mid-South Music Awards, product endorsements and even recorded a national radio spot for Miller Brewing Company's Genuine Draft Tap Into the Cold advertising campaign. With the increased national exposure, came opening spots on tours with Johnny Winter, The Georgia Satellites and John Lee Hooker. The boys were even picked as Grand Marshals for the International Hot Rod Association, appearing trackside for meet and greets at several drag races..." more here!

When the Dusters proudly titled this CD "This Ain't No Jukebox.....We're a Rock N' Roll Band" they meant every word of it. Not a band who goes for a slick, high-gloss production style, nor a group who lace their rock with a lot of pop, this power trio favors instruments that are played instead of programmed and takes a raw, gritty approach to blues-rock, hard rock, and roots-rock. The Dusters are obviously well aware of rock's blues heritage, and that knowledge serves them well on earthy, down-and-dirty cuts like "Street Legal," "How Much Longer," and "Blues Highway" -- all of which make you feel like you've just wandered into a biker bar. This album isn't the least bit innovative, but it's certainly rewarding and spirited. In fact, one could say that "This Ain't No Jukebox.....We're a Rock N' Roll Band" is derivative in the best sense of the word. Allmusic
According to their Myspace the Dusters are putting finishing touches on their latest recording, "Delta Jubilee"

4 commentaires:


THE DUSTERS "This Ain't No Jukebox..." 320 kbps + covers

Enjoy it!

Private somewhere a dit…


if I can allow myself, here's two french bands that I like,
some kinda power pop & psychedelic stuff, that maybe be you'll enjoy !
have a nice time and a good year

morning favorites : the five red flags (2010)

here :



eveden : violent derby (2009)



or there



Thanks for the links Jim ! I don't know the bands
I'll listen to it !
Best wishes for 2010...

Anonyme a dit…

morning favorites : the five red flags (2010)

damage noise on the ripp

probably good on first

good try
thx for Mr JIM