The Dead City Shakers take rockabilly instrumentation
and present it in a hardcore format which somehow makes perfect
sense in a Meteors meet Misfits (say that five times
fast) sort of way. It's as though the world has just been waiting
for their coming, nodding with approval. Bands like Rocket
350 have done similar hybrids, but it's such a natural fit
that these boys should be considered the Godfathers of
There's no high-end guitar acrobatics, in fact, it's all essentially
rhythm guitar. And that's a welcome change of pace that suits
the urgent sound. Singer dude's ferocious growl is like he swallowed
three broken bud bottles, a jigger of sand and half of Slayer.
Drummer guy impresses with hit after palpable hit. And Bass boy
delivers that lovely standup clatter that serves as secondary
Be prepared for songs on killing other folks, killing
your ownself, depression and mayhem. Also, bedlam.
1. Paying Dues In Blood
2. Even Heroes Die
3. Lonely Rose
4. Dead City
5. These Scars
6. Looking Back
7. Soul Of Rock N' Roll
8. Crimson Hands
9. Love And A .44
10. Cliff's Song
11. What Makes You Kill?
12. Ship Of Beggars
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