Friday, 13 January 2012
The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 42
I picked up a compilation recently, The Best Of Fury Rockabilly 2, a collection of '20 red hot 'n' rockin' tracks featuring some of the top names on the UK rockabilly scene and beyond'. I suppose it's difficult to do rockabilly now without being labelled 'revivalists' which always seems a bit sneery, and there's some stuff on this which is straight rockabilly revivalism but there's some good stuff on it as well. Like this song by Deuces Wild, a three piece who were active in the late 80s and early 90s. I don't know if they're still going. This song is pretty good- less revivalist, more modern rockabilly, although there's an even better one by The Slapbacks which I'll post next week. I like to think these guys first got the bug when they saw The Stray Cats on Top Of The Pops as teenagers, and have been following the rockabilly thing ever since.