|Bring Rockabilly Back, Cosh Boys
Named after a wild, wayward & hellbent 1952 movie called "Cosh Boy", featuring a gorgeous young Joan Collins, the Cosh Boys hail from Finland and have been on de road for about 3 years now. All members have a long time experience of rockin' lifestyle, wheather it is playin', listenin', dancin', havin' a ball, drinkin' or... Musically their repertoire covers various corners of a roomful of rock 'n' roll, like they say: "a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and a truckload of attitude".
A song by the Cosh Boys titled "Good Lookin' Gal" appeared last year on a 4 track EP called "Bollocks To Europe! Vol. 3" with Periferia, Rebels Revenge and Wild Bob Burgos. Now the boys have self-produced a 6-track mini CD with 4 self-penned originals and 2 covers. 3 of the original tracks are credited to Gray Curtis, which is an alias for singer Timo Kurunsaari a.k.a. Timppa, track 4 was written by bass player Hannu "Hande" Pussinen.
The title song "Bring Back... Rockabilly Back" is a basic Ted rocker, in the style of Crazy Cavan, Teencats or Slippers. A great song for the Teddy Boys. The Cosh Boys play many different styles of rock 'n' roll, and the instrumental "Valerian" sounds a bit like an old Shadows tune with great lead guitar licks.
"A Long Way" has some country influences and is sung by bassist Hande, while "Crest Of The Hill" is a very sad story about a guy burrying his loved one. The 2 cover songs are a great rendition of Screamin' Lord Sutch's 1964 horror song "Dracula's Daughter", and "Taboo Twist", a guitar instrumental by The Esquires.
This debut mini CD is a very good start of a band we will definitly hear more about in near future. Rock on boys! Also check out our lyrics section for the words of "Bring Back... Rockabilly Back".
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Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2006