When I first bought "Reeferbilly Boogie" and "Take A Trip" by The Shakin' Pyramids, I fell in love with their sound. The first album, "Skin 'Em Up" was quite simply the best album I have ever heard. This band play fantastic Acoustic Rockabilly music like no one else. Although they remained in the shadow of Brian Setzer' Stray Cats, and even their British rivals, The Polecats, these boys were superb.
They lost their way with their second album, "Celts & Cobras" and soon disbanded. So, when this album hit the shelves last year, I just couldn't believe it. Thanks to a chance phone conversation between Davie Duncan (Lead Singer) and Howard of Raucous Records, the idea for this album was born. Howard asked if Davie had any old Pyramids stuff, and this - a live concert from the era of "Skin 'Em Up" was what he came up with.
Sporting two brand new tracks and live versions of a pile of others, this really rocks. It is a fairly cut price album and anyone who even remotely appreciates Rockabilly music, just has to have it in their collection. It starts at a pace and continues that way. Highlights to me are the new tracks - "Wash Machine Boogie" and "Shadow My Baby" but the whole thing is so perfect, I find it difficult to cvome up with the words.