Label: Charly Records - CR 30158,Rockhouse Records - CR 30158 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo, White Label • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Rockabilly
Britain is renowned for its coastal resorts, one of which Road Of Steel - The Riot Rockers - The Riot Rockers certainly alive, Cleethorpes, miles north of the bustle London and situated on the south side of the river Humber.
The activity in this resort is generated by a package of four guys who together form the most underrated rockin' outfit, namely The Riot Rockers. November heralded the formation of this outfit; it was formed of a remnant of a band named "Johnny And The Blue Cats", Johnny Fox, the vacalist, and Ray Firth, the lead gitarist. To these two John 'Reg' Scargall was added on bass. John had already played rock 'n' roll with Johnny and Ray way back in Since the formation, various drummers have served with the outfit.
At one stage, Johnny Fox played the drums and sang, giving a Johnny Burnette arrangement. For a brief period there was another ex-Blue Cat, the pianist, who subsequently left at Christmas Despite these line-up changes, the abnd struggled on and remained on the road. In earlya young drummer named Paul Whittingham gave the band new blood. He was molded to shape and completed the best known Riot Rockers line-up. Once this line-up was accomplished the band diversified from main stream rock 'n' roll to incorporate rockabilly on their repertoire.
Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins and others who Road Of Steel - The Riot Rockers - The Riot Rockers for Sun Records must have been biggest favourites. During a skiffle routine, Johnny Fox strum his thimble clad fingers across a washboard. Raucous tenor sax playing can also be heard in the Riot İspanyol Meyhanesi - Timur Selçuk - Seçkiler (Box Set) programme, for Johnny also learned the basics of 'blowing'.
The Riot Rockers were strongly influenced by sounds of Father And Son - Cat Stevens - MP3 locomotives and under their pelts these guys had a few compositions of thier own to show it. In some of these numbersyou can hear a conception in rockin' Singularity 1 - DJ Slip - Singularity and that is 'skifflebilly'.
Skifflebilly is a merger between the sounds of American rockabilly and UK skiffle. The Riot Rockers have topped various bills throughout the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, including the famous Lyceum in London.
In late the band was honoured to support one of their idols, the king of Skiffle, Lonnie Donnegan. In february the guys sailed away to the Hard Rock Cafe, Copenhagen, Denmark, for their first overseas venture, where they enjoyed tremendous succes. Believe me, I heard the original recordings! The King Ed release has been tampered with, it sounds as if the band is playing in a cave or in a tin can, terrible!
In the summer of this album will be re-released on Rockhouse Records with the original sound in tact, and with some extra bonus tracks not previously issued.
If you dig the original Riot Rockers sound, wait for the Rockhouse release!!!!! E-mail Johnny: bluecap ntlworld.
1st Movement - Overture (Allegro) - Stravinsky* - Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossen, Genobia Jeter - All Of My Love, Vier Wore Nur - Ernst Mosch Und Seine Original Egerländer Musikanten - Böhmisches Herz, Le Poisson Rêveur (The Dreamy Fish): Esquisse - Satie* / Klára Körmendi / Gábor Eckhardt - Piano Wor