Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Sony | Autor: AT
A Brian Setzer can neither be accused of a lack of authenticity nor of a flabby songwriting. With the Stray Cats and above all the Brian Setzer Orchestra (recommendable albums: "The Dirty Boogie" and "Vavoom!"), he has heated up Rock'n'Roll fans. Even with his latest work he lets the fever curve of the music of the fifties rise steeply, although the twelve numbers are current compositions of his own. Fast rockabilly ("Let's Shake"), hard rock'n'roll with a surf touch ("Nothing Is A Sure Thing"), rockabilly with country elements ("Calamity Jane", "Blue Lights, Big City") and a number with which he apparently wants to break the speed records of the genre ("Cock-A-Doodle Don't") naturally put his vocals and especially his guitar in the foreground. But at this point the band has to be mentioned as well: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums) deliver an authentic and fiery sound that really brings the dead to life. Cool!
Top track: Let's Shake