Here be the Spartan Dreggs, Billy Chydish’s new ensemble. The Spartan Dreggs sank from the scum of the Vermin Poets — but kept the same line-up and similar songs. Once more Chydish drives from the back seat, playing tug-boat bass guitar. Wolf, of course, is playing the drum set and lead voice and guitar are supplied by the excellent Neil Palmer. Nurse Julie, with babe in arms, offers up harmony.
The Spartan Dreggs, as story has it, were left as newborns to die upon a wintry fen — then spirited away by the Gods to entertain the immortals, singing epics for the tired Muses to hum by death’s door. These hymns took on a life of their own, thereby raising the suspicion of Hermes, Athena and several other deities, that they might inspire humankind to invent their own stories beyond those dreamed up by the far-seeing Olympians. So The Spartan Dreggs were cast back into this earthen mold.
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What can we say about this band? Other than it features three of Britain’s most prominent and talented rock ‘n’ roll musicians, whose individual musical histories take in the best British garage, surf, trash, punk and beat bands of the last 20 years. The band is led by Sir Bald Diddley aka Hipbone Slim aka The Bald Bomber, who has been a leading world force in the field of surf and rock ‘n’ roll instrumentals for a decade or more.
On January 29th, the Brooklyn four-piece Darlings will release their new album, Perfect Trip, the follow-up to their debut LP, Yeah I Know. After gaining some Internet love (and a thumbs up from the New York Times), expectations are hopeful for Perfect Trip to live up to its namesake with its brand of nostalgic, garage pop. The band gave us the first taste of the upcoming album with a 7” single, Pet The Ghost, released through Famous Class. Now the band is sharing the lovely surf-rock jam “Nothing I Don’t Care For”.
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Bobby Rush (vocals, guitar, harp) Paul Brown (vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond b-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ) Lou Rodriguez (guitar) Pete Mendillo (drums, percussion) April Brown (background vocals) mp3 320 kbps | 115 MB | UL | CL
Raphael Wressnig‘s resume is impressive. He is an Austrian B-3 organ player who, as a sideman, has played with countless artists, beginning with Larry Garner, and who now fronts his own jazzy Organic Trio. Although only 32 years young, Wressnig has also absorbed the music of an older generation, including an appreciation for soul, and […]