Bloodred Roses - Buck Jones & Texas Rooster - Speedster
Label: Hogfarm International - HOG023 • Format: CD Album • Country: Finland • Genre: Rock • Style: Rockabilly, Psychobilly
We were sittin' around the campfire sometime in April It was still freezin' cold and us boyz were a bit quiet and hungry. After a while Wayne stood up and said, "OK boys, I think it's time to start working on a nu record. Everybody just sat there silent.
After an hour or so Perry looked up and said, "Well Forgiveness-To-Hate - Software - Heaven-To-Hell (Requiem Für Analoge Seelen) got this thing that goes ta daa da da taa daa da taa daa da taada". Then BJ looked up and said "OK! I've been thinkin' bout them mexican bandits and their Night of the Dead, Noche de Muertos, that is.
Maybe we Bloodred Roses - Buck Jones & Texas Rooster - Speedster start there? It's a fun story, if Bloodred Roses - Buck Jones & Texas Rooster - Speedster never read any liner notes, make an exeption this time.
The front cover is a very nice design that'll catch the eye of any rockabilly cat, a mix of the old wild west depicted as a fearless cowboy on a galloping mustang, and a pair of pre-war racecars, the start of the Hot Rod Age.
Having said all that, it's of course the music that's most important. Buck picked up his old double bass again, "It took me 3 months to get my fingers hardened" he wrote to me.
Perry has taken a bigger role in making this record, so the sound is more rockabilly. This is still orginal Finnish rockabilly or rock'n'roll or whatever you like to call it. I guarantee, you can all have a party with this one! A hard beatin' two-step and a great play-along track, I just have to pick up my blues harp everytime I hear it! All the Antenna - The Church - Acoustic Sermon tracks are self penned by Buck and Perry.
Buck's showing off his re-gained slappin' bass abilities on the instrumental "Perry's Lightnin'" with Perry going berserk on the strings. Surely with all the different roots styles, you won't get bored with this platter. The unlisted surpise track "Alabama Wildcat" is real gone closer, great mouthharp and Dixie Theme guitar pickin' give you that "South's Gonna Rise Again" feelin'.
I love it! Buck Jones and Texas Rooster records are always different, because these guys do things their own way while staying true to the original American Music style, just done in a Finnish way. Great album once again by the King of Scandinavian Rock'n'Roll!
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