|We Are Still Juvenile Delinquents, Cosh Boys
Beat Garage Records CBCD-009
Cosh Boys is a rockin' quartet formed in 2003 in Helsinki, Finland. The boys play wild Rock 'n' Roll music, based on the classic British style, and they do it great for some years now. The name "Cosh Boys" comes from a 1952 movie, named... Well I think you can guess it. The Cosh Boys have made a demo record in the past, "Be-Bop-A-Demo" and a real one "Bring Rockabilly Back" which was reviewed by The BlackCat back in 2006. As these guys proclaim, they are still juvenile delinquents, that's why they made it to the idols of the international Teddy Boy movement.
The Cosh Boys are interested in and have songs about Motorcycle Gangs, Blue Jeans, Rats, Vince Taylor, Jack Daniels, hard travelling, Space Agent, First Real Rock 'n' Roll Comic Book Star and even a song about the Cosh Boys too! As they say themselfes: there is a little bit of everything and anything from all four corners of the Rock 'n' Roll boxing ring to please all demanding listeners. And that isn't too much said. The way the Cosh Boys playes their Rock 'n' Roll beat is timeless, and I am sure that you won't sit still, or even swinging your feet when you hear this cool sounding disk! These Teddy Boy Rockers idolise Vince Taylor and Gene Vincent, which you can hear in some of the lyrics and music. They arranged all songs themselfs. As I said before, the Cosh Boys are inspired by the British Rock 'n' Roll sound, this is an album with lots of original songs and a handful of covers played in that classic Teddy Boy style. One for the Teddy Boy Rockers!
So, let's listen to it then!
That the Cosh Boys can play almost every Rock 'n' Roll style, is very clear on "Special Blue Jeans", this instrumental is again very good. Nice Rock 'n' Roll with "Rock On Vince" where the Boys ask Vince Taylor to Rock On! I agree... The last song of this album reminds me of an advert that I saw once in an old Hot Rod mag that said the same: "Have Love Will Travel". I'm not sure I will travel with this last one...
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Reviewed by Rockin' Kees, 2008