Ride Again, Bones Maki & The Sun Dodgers
Rhythm Bomb RBR5606

Bones Maki & The Sun Dodgers perform rockabilly music with the same instrumentation that the music was born from: electric guitar, string bass and acoustic guitar. You'll notice that a drum kit was left out, but once you hear the music, you won't miss it! This trio has a full rockabilly sound that refers to records made in the mid-fifties, including the energy and lowdown feeling of that raucous noise. Since 2001, the Sun Dodgers have been swinging high and tearing it down around Detroit, Michigan, and in selected cities across the Great 48.

This is the second full length CD release, the first one (which unfortunatly I haven't heard yet) was simply titled "Bones Maki & the Sun Dodgers". It was released on Woodward Records WWD-CD-103. Originally released on Woodward WWD-CD-104 "Ride Again" is hitting Europe licensed to the fabulous German label "Rhythm Bomb".

I can tell you right now, this is an album for the lovers of true 50's style rockabilly music. Packed with original self-penned rocking tracks and an occasional cover song. I could write a review saying this track is great and that one is better and the most, but I'm not gonna. I'll let you make up your own mind, 'cause there's lotsa soundsamples, movies and live pictures on the band's fabulous website. I can tell you though, that the five stars at the top of this page were well earned, I'm still enjoying this CD tremendously. The three live tracks at the end give a pretty good indication of the fact that the band can perform on stage what they record in the studio. Much recommended!

Track Listing:
I Want The News / Tiger In My Tank / Meet You At The Corner / Try To Steal My Love / Billie Rae / Small Change / Pretty Mama / More Than Anyone I Know / I Want To Be Your Cradle / Wildwood Rock / I Don't Suppose / Up Through The Gears / Everybody Thinks You're An Angel / Hearts Made Of Stone / Rock And Roll baby [Live] / Little Girl's Voice [Live] / Commercial [Live] / Willie [Live]

Bones Maki & the Sun Dodgers are:
Craig "Bones" Maki - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Bruce - String Bass
Graham Tichy - Electric Guitar

Contact information:
Woodward Records
P.O. Box 494
New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone: +1-248-552-0554

Rhythm Bomb Records
P.O. Box 130152
27466 Cuxhaven


Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2004