10/29/2010

EDDIE RAY PORTER - 3 [Letter to Mary]

EDDIE RAY PORTER 3 [Letter to Mary] cd 1991 New Rose
When The Wheels Touch Down / In My Dream / Bring Me Forever / Dear Mary /Tomorrow Came Today / About Her / I Don't Believe You / God Song / Shout Into The Light / I My Eyes / Evensong.
Produced by T. Mallon & E. R. Porter.
E. R. Porter: guitar, keyboards, vocals / Vudi: guitar / T. Mallon: guitar, bass, drums / C. Gillingham: keyboards / L. Dekker, A. Paolo & S. Siegrist: bass / L. Beary: drums.
An Atlanta native, Eddie Ray Porter grows up listening to Dylan. It's in San Francisco, via NYC, that he starts his singer/songwriter career, at the beginning of the 80's. Also influenced by Television, B. Springsteen & Van Morrison, his music is successively dark, passionate and bright... E. R. Porter (like his friend Steve Wynn from the Dream Syndicate) is one of the beautiful losers of Eighties' American songwriting.
Eddie Ray Porter recorded three albums for New Rose records. "When the Morning Falls" in 1987 (lp only) produced by Chuck Prophet (Green On Red), "Dance On The Earth" in 1988 followed by "Letter To Mary" in 1991. He also appears with the song "Wishing"on "Everyday Is a Holly Day" , the New Rose tribute to Buddy Holly.

10/23/2010

ULTRACUERPOS - The Right Way

ULTRACUERPOS The Right Way cd 2003
Stupid Kind / The Right Way / Can't Stop The Pain / I'm Going Out Of My Head / Sometimes Living Is Hard / Saturday Night / The Death Road / Sister Anne / Plan 9 From Outer Space / They Make A Rebel Of Me / Meadows Of Your Mind / My Baby Onn My Magazine / Stupid Kind (version single).
Produced by J. Martinez (Ultracuerpos).
Ultracuerpos:
K. The Jams: guitar, backing vocals / O. Caramés: drums, backing vocals / A. Dorda: vocals, maracas / R. Ramon: guitar, backing vocals / M. C. Mikelini Martinez: bass, backing vocals.
Imagine Elvis, Fred Sonic Smith, Keith Moon, Phil Lynnott and Carl Perkins jamming in hells' kitchen. Visualizing such a great ball of fire could give you an idea of the sound that Ultracuerpos have tried to achieve, and surprisingly enough they pull it off. Forget about 'high energy' labels that usually get imposed on new guitar bands. Of course Ultracuerpos give out high energy, but this comes out in the same way that the guitars of Link Wray, Ron Asheton or Duane Eddy, the throat of Otis Redding, Mitch Ryder or the records of Booket T & The MG´s did. It's raw and primitive energy that has nothing to do with a bunch of tattooed bands with four riffs and loads of mascara that we are being sold these days. Ultracuerpos are not here to save the world, but they are true to themselves and are able to create true rock and roll, upholding the attitude of Jerry Lee and Iggy with their live performances. Formed two years ago by ex members of Spain's finest rock and roll bands, Ultracuerpos are the future and the future is here now! Listen to their album "The Right Way" (El Beasto Rds./GP Rds.) and try not to miss them live. It doesn't even matter if you don't like rock and roll, Ultracuerpos are a pure energy explosion!!! Source
"Pour avoir croisé ce combo galicien (de La Corogne) alors qu’il se faisait appeler Virus, je me souviens d’un groupe compact aux guitares tueuses et à la prestance déjà bien affirmée. Depuis ils se sont rebaptisés Ultracuerpos et donnent libre-court à tous leurs penchants sur ce deuxième album, The Right Way. Au menu : Hi-energy rock’n’roll, Detroit soul à la Scott Morgan ("Can’t Stop The Pain"), grosse touche Rolling Stones, louchée de garage sixties et chaudron plein de MC5, un épique "I’m Going Out Of My Head", le pur rock’n’roll "Saturday Night" et l’inévitable reprise, "Sister Anne", exécutée de main de maître. Pas étonnant puisque le groupe s’est amusé à plusieurs occasions à se transformer en tribute band du Five. On pourra regretter les morceaux un peu longs et la production timide, mais ce disque reste une bonne alternative à l’invasion scandinave." Source: Dig It! 34
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10/22/2010

10/16/2010

THE 440's - Scrubbing Satan's Cadillac

THE 440's Scrubbing Satan's Cadillac cd 1999
Under The Hood / Power Play / Jailbait* / Assault & Battery With Electric Guitar / Girly Show* / Panhead / 15.000 Reasons / Where It's At° / Twister / Dance On Your Grave / Fuck Me With Rock'n'Roll / Thinkin' Bout You / Partner In Crime.
Produced by J. Deluca & The 440's.
The 440's: W. Gadzuk: lead guitar, vocals / S. Wolff: lead, vocals / J. Skwarlo: bass, yells / D. Chamillard: bass, vocals + C. O'Hay: harmonica /
J. Deluca: piano°
The 440's are a Philadelphia based group of hot ord punks. Setting them apart from the pack are the lead vocals and blistering guitar of frontwoman W. Gadzuk (aka Sparkle Plenty). Sparkle and the boys rip through tunes that are equal parts rockabilly, punk and heavy metal. As acclaimed as their recordings are, their live show will leave you screaming for more. The first 7" ep was released in 1998 by California based Hell Yeah Records. After two cross country tours the band returned to the city of brotherly love to record their first full lenghth "Scrubbing Satan's Cadillac" for Dionysus Records. The cross country tour in support of " Scrubbing Satan's Cadillac" had The 440's sharing the stage with such heavy hitters as The Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Blink 182, Motorhead, Hank Williams III, The Supersuckers, and selected stops of The Vans Warped Tour. In May of 200, The 440's second full lenght album "Hot To Go" was released on Steelcage Records. "Hot To Go: contains 16 tracks of blistering punk&roll including their version of Joan Jett's " Bad Reputation" and a new recording of "Death Machine", which was previously featured on a split 7" with The Humpers and Glucifer. The 440's Philadelphia line up played their last show on March 30, 2001. Source
"Take a twin-guitar demolition ride as The 440's spread their own brand of gear-head sleaze mayhem across the USA! Fantastic and frantic female vocals front 14 blazing songs about cars, sex and anything non-political to satisfy your rock 'n' roll appetite! " Source
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10/10/2010

HELLACOPTERS/THE DOITS - Split Single

SINGLES: HELLACOPTERS/THE DOITS Split Single 7'' 2005
The Hellacopters: I'm Eighteen / The Doits: The Fool
A split single to promote the 2005 european tour of the two bands. The Hellacopters covered Alice Cooper " I'm eighteen" & the Doits played their own song "The fool".
Two tracks only available on this single !


ROCKIN' REBELS - World Rocking

ROCKIN' REBELS World Rocking cd 2001
Rock-A-Like That / Rockabilly Heart / Wild Cat On The Loose / 60 Thousand Feet / South-A-Bound Train / Back To Memphis 56 / House Rocking (With A Texas Troubadour) Part 1 / Rock-A-Bye Lou / House OF Swinging Lights / Crocodile Swamp / House Rocking (With A Texas Troubadour) Part 2 / Here Comes The Drifter / Stampede / A Teenager In Love.
Produced by M. Zermati & Rockin' Rebels.
Rockin' Rebels: T. Marlow: lead vocals, guitars / J.J. Bonnet: drums, backing vocals / J.M. Tomi: lead guitars, backing vocals / J.P. Joannès: bass, bull fiddle bass, backing vocals.
«Tony Marlow » (born may 25, 1954 Charleroi -Belgium) moves with his parents to Corsica where he start playing drums at 13 years old.At 15, he earns his life playing music, in holiday camps and open air dances party, often 6 or 7 hours non-stop.
What a formative experience ! His first and main influence = Elvis which he discovers in 1970 with the lp « Live in Vegas »,then Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry and all the rock and roll pionneers.At 20 year old he comes to Paris where his love for rock and roll pushes him to places like the Open Market, the Golf Drouot (sunday afternoons) and the Elvis treat me nice fan club.1976 he plays drums with Victor Leed and , a few months later, meet Eric »Tintin » Rice at a jam session .
Impressed by Eric’s voice and stage show he proposes him to start a rockabilly band.March 1977 the Rockin’ Rebels were born., the band takes off in november with the arrivals of Jean-Marc Tomi (lead guitar) and Jean-Paul « Nono » Joannès (bass).May 1978, they record their first disc on the Skydog label under the guidance of Marc Zermati (Western/Ravin’Sound).
The band makes an impressive string of gigs (Swing Hall, Gibus, Palace, rock festivals) followed by rave reviews in rock magazines wich state them as leaders of the burgeoning rockabilly scene.As drummer, Tony’s main influences are Dickie « be bop » Harrell, D.j.Fontana, Sandy Nelson and Bobby Clarcke.
When Eric Rice leaves the band in december 78, Tony starts singing behind the drums.His old buddy ramon roccès jr.reinforce the band on piano and sax.1979 and 80,they realize their first album (CBS/Skydog), their first TV appearence (Chorus-Antoine de Caunes with Vince Taylor) and played the Olympia theater before recording their second album :"Frogabilly" (Underdog/Carrère).
produced Marc Zermati1981 Jean-Jacques Bonnet join the band on drums and Tony becomes lead singer.
April, the Rebels are the support band for the first Stray Cats french tour (10 dates).1984 they share the bill with Mac Curtis, Jacky Lee Cochran, Mink de Ville, make their third lp (1,2,3…Jump !) (Underdog/Carrère) and a lot of singles.1984 they meet Aldo Martinez (ex Chaussettes Noires) who produce « Branche le Poste », a semi hit with strong radio airplay (RTL, NRJ, Europe 1) and a lot of TV .Tony continues to play drums with Sonny Fisher, Vince Taylor and Freddy « fingers » Lee.

In 1985 the Rebels stopped and Tony sings under his own name in the parisian clubs.1987 he starts « Tony Marlow et les Privés » the first french jump band with horn section and plays Louis Jordan and Louis Prima covers 10 years before Brian Setzer !
Tony brings the Rockin' Rebels back together in 2001 for "World Rocking"," Elvis Calling" (2005), launch the band "Bandit Mancho" (CD: 2002) In August 2004, he makes a "pilgrimage" to Memphis, on the King's tracks (Sun studios, Graceland, Tupelo). In October 2005 takes place one of the highlights in Tony's musical life: Betty and the Bops backed the queen of rockabilly herself, Janis Martin, for a one night spot in Concarneau. In 2006, he starts with a new band, "Tony Marlow Guitar Party" in which he plays all instruments (cd/dvd: "Kustom rock'n'roll" )
Tony Marlow has recorded his last (& excellent ) album " Knock Out" in 2010 (Skydog for the cd & Rock Paradise for the lp). Check it & buy it here !
Buy "World Rocking" here !

10/02/2010

NICK ROYALE GANG - I Don't Wanna Go Outside

SINGLES: NICK ROYALE GANG I Don't Wanna Go Outside° / Thinking Of Ways 7'' 2004
Recorded by T. Hjelm & mixed by T. Hjelm & N. Royale.
Nick Royale: vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion / Captain Poon: rhythm guitar.
H. Solvang: backing vocals on°.
"In 1998 Andersson, together with former band mate Dregen, Ginger (from The Wildhearts) and Thomas Skogsberg formed Supershit 666, the bands music was very reminiscent of the early Hellacopters sound. The band released a self-titled EP in 1999 but never played live. However Dregen and Ginger have both expressed interest in playing together again, possibly as Supershit 666. After releasing "By the Grace of God", Andersson was invited to join Wayne Kramer and the remaining members of the MC5 for their reunion tour in 2003 and 2004. In 2004 Andersson joined up with Swedish punk veteran Johan Johansson from KSMB and Strindbergs. They released the singel (Komma ut ur matchen) NU!. A Swedish version of (Gotta get som action) NOW! They were joined by musicians such as Anders "Boba" Lindström and Dregen from Hellacopters and Sulo from Diamond Dogs. The single also contained the song 8 PM, an English version of the KSMB song Klockan 8..."

"...Along with fellow Hellacopter member Robert Dahlqvist, Andersson recorded drums and guitars for Swedish singer/songwriter Stefan Sundströms 2004 album Hjärtats melodi. Apart from being a producer/co-producer with his own bands, Andersson produced Swedish rock band Dollhouse's second album "The Royal Rendez-vous" in Acetone Studio, Stockholm in late 2005. Also at Acetone Studio he played on Neil Leyton's "The Betrayal of the Self" album along with Backyard Babies's guitarist Dregen..."

"The next year he produced the Backyard Babies fifth studio album "People Like People Like People Like Us". In 2009, it has been announced that Andersson and Neil Leyton have a side-project called The Point, with a 7" single titled "Give it a try" due to be released in the spring of 2010..." Source
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NICK ROYALE - Burt Ward Law

SINGLES: NICK ROYALE Burt Ward Law / Never Right 7" 2001
Recorded By Fred Estby.
Mixed By Fred Estby & Nick Royale.
Nick Royale: music, lyrics, vocals, guitar, bass, drums & percussion
Nicke Andersson (also known as Nick Royale), born 1 August 1972 is a singer, guitarist, drummer, songwriter and composer most known for his work as the singer and guitarist of the successful Grammy award winning rock band The Hellacopters as well as the former drummer for Swedish death metal band Entombed. He has also done work as a producer as well as artwork for most the bands he has been involved with. Besides his work with the Hellacopters, Andersson is currently the drummer and songwriter in the soul band The Solution with Scott Morgan as well as the drummer, guitarist and songwriter in the death metal band Death Breath. Andersson has been involved in well over a hundred different official releases with different bands. He is currently touring with his new project, Imperial State Electric. Source

"Andersson's interest began early in life with KISS as his favorite band and soon discovered his childhood friend and future band mate Kenny Håkanssons father's record collection and bands such as The Ramones and Sex Pistols. His interest soon turned towards heavier music, trading cassettes and vinyls and writing for fanzines. It wasn't long before Andersson started playing music and was soon playing drums and guitars in rock and metal bands..." Source

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