Category Archives: rock n roll

SONG OF THE DAY The Amazing Snakeheads – The Truth Serum

It occurred to me recently that I didn’t actually own an original copy of The Amazing Snakeheads Amphetamine Ballads, it’s one of my all-time favourite albums so I finally got round to getting myself a copy the other day!  This got me … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats – Rocket “88”

Some song historians have named today’s song as the very first rock and roll record! A mighty bold title indeed and, though some have questioned and opposed this claim, the argument for such a statement does carry a lot of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paul Revere & The Raiders – Rain, Sleet, Snow

I’m not the most Christmassy of people, if at all to be honest, but the challenge to find some decent Yule sounds was quite tempting, so here goes.  Rain, Sleet or Snow appeared on Paul Revere & The Raiders 1967 album, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Wild Billy Childish – Not Many Of My Kind

Not Many Of My Kind is a fantastically moody,  rough-round-the-edges blues romp which sees Childish’s dour, raw hollers urging his girl to “treat me kind.” Accompanied only by a stark guitar, Childish’s lyrics hammers home just how important it is to “keep … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis Presley – Milkcow Blues Boogie

Originally written and recorded by Kokomo Arnold in 1935, Milk Cow Blues is a song that has been covered by an array of artists including the likes of Eddie Cochran, The Kinks, Willie Nelson, Mungo Jerry and Jerry Lee Lewis (and this is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Lee Riley – Parchment Farm

Rockabilly artist and Arkansas-born, Billy Lee Riley was a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer best known for his recordings with Sun Records. Playing as part of “The Little Green Men” (Sun’s ‘house band’), Riley’s first encounters with the guitar came … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chuck Berry – The Downbound Train

The Downbound train was originally released in December 1955 as the B Side of Chuck Berry’s No Money Down. Driven by a relentless, fast locomotive tempo, the song hurls you onto the scorched carriage of a “train rushed on at a terrible … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn – Fat City

Cubist Blues is an album I stumbled upon a couple of years ago and I dare say it sounds just as unique now as it did when it was first recorded in 1996! I have to admit that I am … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gene Ski – Six Foot Down

To be greeted by a bass line as sweet as this, how could you not want to hear what the rest of this track has to offer?..and what an offering it is with its ever-so-cheery, upbeat melody and wonderfully contrasting, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Madame Supreme

Today’s song is supreme by name and totally supreme by nature!!! LA’s cinematic retro-rockers TheButtertones are a mighty force to be reckoned with!  Their furious relentless energy is a defining feature and if you just so happen to find yourself drawn … Continue reading

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