on 1 September 2009
I have a very wide music taste, and have hundreds upon hundreds of music CD's, covering most genres. This is one of my most listened to CD's. It captures the raw, undiluted energy of rockabilly perfectly.( In my opinion, just like the Sex Pistol's album captured the energy Punk 20 years later) The more up-tempo tracks are timeless, and sound as fresh today as they did when recorded 50 years ago - in fact, my 13 and 15 year old step son and daughter know the lyrics to most on this CD off by heart - singing along to them (and they usually listen to the likes of Beyonce and Metallica respectively!)
All tracks are well produced and sound very crisp, although the slower songs do not suit their style as much.
I would recommend this particular CD to anyone who loves music.
Made during 1956/57, this pair of albums represents early rock 'n' roll at its most potent. Several of the songs included here were included by the reformed Pirates, Mick Green et al, in their repertoire in the late 1970s, and they were one of the most exciting bands of any era. One of these was the opening track, 'Honey Hush', which features a wicked two-note bass riff. The same urgency is created on 'The Train Kept A Rollin'', a staple for many a British R&b band in the late 1960s. 'Oh Baby Babe' is basically the same as the evil 'Baby, Let's Play House'. Most of the tracks are vital examples of rock 'n' roll. The one downside is that there is a scattering of soapy, ballad-style songs, but on the whole this is a precious collection of recordings that sound fresh for their age.