Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Col. Parker - Rock 'N' Roll Music (2001)
Gilby Clarke doesn't need any introduction. With a curriculum that includes Guns n Roses, Candy, Slash Snakepit, Nancy Sinatra and more recently Rock Star Supernova, Clarke easily qualifies as a guitar hero. Slim Jim Phantom was the Stray Cats drummer the seminal neo rockabilly band that spearheaded the movement of the same name in the early 80s. Slim Jim also counts on his profile with the band The Head Cat, where he and Lemmy played covers from 50s songs.
If you are into classic rock without the over the top, demented productions of the 70s, this album is a must. Even when Clarke and Slim Jim embark in a dangerous version of Janis Joplin's Mercedes Benz (a song that should be left well alone as far as most musicians are concerned) they don't disappoint too much . Don't expect anything innovative on this album but then again neither of these two do innovative and are still responsible for a lot of good rock and roll from the last 20 years.
1. Dropping Out
2. Can't Get That Stuff
4. All the Kings Horses
5. Blink of an Eye
6. Mother Mary's Son
7. Angel's Run
9. Mercedes Benz
10. Pushing 40 Blooze
11. Down Home Cookin'
12. Lord Only Knows
Produced by: Gilby Clarke
Col. Parker are:
Gilby Clarke (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin)
Slim Jim Phantom (Jews harp, drums,percussion, background vocals)
Muddy Stardust (vocals, dobro, bass)
Teddy Zigzag (piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond organ)
Traci Guns (guitar)
Jeff Baxter (pedal steel guitar)
Chris Mostert (baritone saxophone)
Roberta Freeman, Stefan Adika (background vocals)