|Brand New Cadillac, The Go Getters
Goofin' Records GRS-603
In January of 1988, amidst the frozen badlands of Västerås, Sweden, a gang of Vikings decided to heat things up by forming a rockabilly trio. They would call themselves The Go Getters. Fifteen years later the ensuing inferno rages like an oil fire out of control. Led by standup drummer and chief songwriter Peter Sandberg on lead vocals, The Go Getters have electrified audiences around the world with their own custom blend of ass-kickin', blues-marinated, high-octane, mega-watt rockabilly boogie.
After appearing on several compilation albums in the late 1980's, The Go Getters released their first single, You Don't Love Me, in 1992. The platter soon topped the European roots music charts and led to the release of their debut LP, Real Gone!; considered a milestone in modern Euro rockabilly music for its heavy infusion of the blues. The success of these records fueled a demand for the group throughout Europe, where they toured without mercy for the better part of a decade.
In addition to their own shows, The Go Getters have backed many of the 50's biggest rockabilly stars, including Sleepy La Beef, Ray Sharp, Larry Donn, Johnny Powers and the greatest of them all, Mr. "Rockin' Bones" himself, Ronnie Dawson out of Dallas, Texas. Since 1990 Dawson has used them on almost all his toures in Scandinavia. The group embarked on their first tour of the United States in 1995, playing Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis before finally incinerating Fairmont Indiana, where they rocked the Rebel Weekender to a frenzy, proving that a gang of Vikings could still conquer a continent.
In that same year they also released two singles; Gangwar/ Hobo Baby and Sandberg's self-penned "Loud Pipes 'n' Lead Feet", the latter a hit in the hot rod world, where Sandberg, in addition to his full-time singing, drumming and songwriting continues to build his own Hot Rods & Customs. In 1996, the single MeXiGo!/ Madman Blues was released on Goofin' Records, followed by their second, blistering LP, Hotter Than A Pepper. In May of that year they also made their long awaited appearance at the Hemsby Rock & Roll Weekender #16 in the U.K., inciting their fans to near riot.
That summer they embarked on their second U.S. tour, invading New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland and Boston, and in the Viking tradition, taking no prisoners. '98 saw the release of the third Go Getters LP, Rock & Roll Is Everywhere!, and the band's third U.S. tour, with stops in Los Angeles, San Deigo, San Francisco, San José and ultimately, "Sin City" and the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender #1, where their performance was said to have raised the candlepower of the Vegas skyline to that of a nuclear blast.
A week after arriving home to Sweden, the trio swept out the ashes and hit the road for its triumphant return to England and the Hemsby Rock & Roll Weekender #20. In 1999 The Go Getters toured the United States for the fourth time before landing in Australia on a ten-city string of barn burners that left the earth scorched in the land down under. The tour included a recording session at the famous "Preston Studio" in Melbourne. A bunch of trax was put on tape and 4 original trax written by Peter can be heard on the "Australian tour 99"-EP. out on Goofin Records now. The sound in this all valve studio is fantastic!
The Go Getters' latest release is a CD single on Goofin' Records containing "Brand New Cadillac", a good mixture of Vince Taylor's & The Renegeades versions. Also on this release is Peter Sandberg's orginal "No Heart To Spare" from their "Welcome To Sin City" album, and the 3rd song "Black Magic Woman" is a Fleetwood Mac original with a good rockin' treatment. "Cadillac" was a big hit in Scandinavia, where rock 'n' roll has always been quite popular. CD singles are not a big thing on the rockin' scene, but the idea was to offer rockin' music to the major public thruogh radio. Only 500 copies were pressed.
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