Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Squidbillys "Scram!"

(Crazy Love Records 2014)

Born To Love One Woman
Midnight Walk
Revenge Of Lloyd Kaufman
NoName Song

Keeping on-trend with the current apparent love for that old-school psychobilly sound are Russian trio The Squidbillys. It's the classic line-up of guitar, slap bass and drums with the guitar having that surf styled reverb sound. Speaking of reverb (and treble, which I wasn't but I am now), I would have preferred a little less reverb and treble in the overall mix. That's only a minor caveat in the greater scheme of things though as I do love echo-laden vocals and rockabilly-styled hiccups in my psychobilly which the boys supply. Thanks boys. Anyway, psychobilly by its very defintion is a derivative of rockabilly which can often be forgotten as the genre progresses through the years but The Squidbillys have definite rockabilly inclinations. They play psychobilly the way it was first intended to sound; rockabilly with lunatic tendencies and no sugar coating for the masses. As debut releases go it's good but I think with a bit more fine tuning in the studio they could be great.

The O'Prez

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