21 Twangstastic Tracks! WSRCDIG50 – Digital Download from Western Star!
You spend ages waiting for the next Holloway Echoes release and then two turn up at once! This one is a full length CD album. I defy anybody not to enjoy this CD release!
- Snap Crackle & Pop
- Answers On The Back Of A Postcard
- Johnny Watts
- Doin’ My Own Thing
- Who’d Have Thought
- Dinner Lady Rock n Roll
- Donkey Jacket
- Lost In London
- The Phantom Flan-Flinger
- The Dark Horse
- Sari With The Fringe On Top
- Calling Buddy
All lead vocals, plus acoustic guitar
and backing vocals on track 13.
Piano on tracks 1 & 4, guitars, backing
vocals, keyboards & Hammond organ.
All bass guitars plus guitars &
keyboards on tracks 5 & 10.
Piano on tracks 2, 7 &12.
The world may have come to a grinding halt but Western Star records continues to release records and I continue to produce artwork and packaging. This one has been signed off this week for production. I’ve lost count of the amount of releases I’ve worked on for this band over many, many years. Right from their self-released “Son of Kong” EP back in 2003. That’s 17 years of West Country nonsense which these nutters do so well! This double album brings together stuff from all those years from albums, vinyl releases and compilation appearances of which there have been many!
Another cool project to be involved in. The second album on Western Star by “Little Lesley & the Bloodshots” a supeb American, female-fronted Rockabilly/Country trio for the Western Star label. There should be more girls playing the rockabilly double bass!
A couple of years ago I worked on their vinyl 7″ EP “Doin’ Fine” and last year their great first album “Heartbeat”.
This week I repackaged this classic Sharks album, originally on the Anagram label in 1993, “Recreational Killer” has been well sought after yet unavailable for a million years (or something like that!). Now due for re-release on coloured vinyl on the Trophy label. Anybody worth their salt on the psychobilly scene knows the Sharks were integral to the birth of the music and this line up features the legendary Gary Day (of Morrissey’s band fame) on slap bass along with founder members Alan Wilson & Hodge. An absolute classic!