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!
Just had this lovely 10″ vinyl EP cover artwork for “Trophy Records” approved. This is a classic EP re-issue with artwork based on the original packaging but suitably “grunged up” and modified accordingly. This features 4 songs from half of Morrissey’s old band of the time (25 years ago); Gary Day & Alain Whyte joined by Alan Wilson & Paul Hodges of psychobilly pioneers; The Sharks.
Three guys from Norfolk, UK with a love of Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll finally get it together and stick a ribbon on it! All three have been playing the local and national rock ‘n’ roll music scene constantly since childhood (and that’s a long time for some of us!). All three have been front men and vocalists of their own bands, rockabilly and otherwise, over the years and all three are multi-instrumentalists. All three have appeared on TV, Radio and CD and played in bands covering a variety of musical styles.