|Rockabilly Inferno, Wild Rooster
Old-Rock Records ORR 2008-3
CD Liner Notes by Marijn "The BlackCat" Raaijmakers:
Today many European rockabilly bands still play this traditional Teddy Boy music, and one of the best around is a band from Sweden named "Wild Rooster". A relatively new band, but with musicians that have earned their credits on the rock 'n' roll scene over the last decades. Us old Teds have known Stefan for quite some time, because he was also fronting bands like Crossfire and Snakebite. Stefan also played with my long time friend Wild Bob Burgos on his album "A Lifetime Of Rockin". Lars Wermlund was a member of Snakebite and Dreadnoughts (who also recorded an album with Wild Bob in 2000 titled "Houserockin'"), and Kim Amberg played with The Blue Eagles and The Rockin' Wildcats. David Sundqvist was with Hailstone before joining Wild Rooster. The influence of Bob Burgos is evident on this album. His original hard hittin' stomp is carried on by Wild Rooster with a traditional Teddy Boy Rhythm. And that, my dear friends, is what I like best about these Swedish cats!
Stefan Jägermyr is also a gifted songwriter, and on this "scratching" record (check out the title song) he proves his abilities with no less than 11 selfpenned songs. I have the feeling that Stefan gets much of his inspiration from 50s B-movies (nothing wrong with that!), because he writes about subjects ranging from werewolfs and zombie queens to travelling the Milky Way. The remaining 3 coversongs are a tribute to some of the greatest rockabillies ever, Charlie Feathers and Mac Curtis, as well as to the originators of the Teddy Boy Sound, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, with a song that Cavan adapted from Ronnie Hawkins. I've had the pleasure of listening to this album long before it went to the presses, and I can assure you that these cats will rock your socks off once again! So if you are reading these liner notes in your local music store, trying to decide whether to buy this album or not... do not hesitate. Enjoy!
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Liner Notes by The BlackCat, 2008