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Track List:

Jim Dandy
Rockabilly Boogie
This Lil Girl's Gone A-rockin
Just Because
Vapour Club Boogie
Angel Eyes
Fun Lovin Baby
Brockwell Beach
Obscuritones, The
The Obscuritones
(2011)
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Possible Styles: rockabilly, neo, surf
Submitted by: rockinev.
Publication date - 04 March 2012
Copyrights: Rockabilly Bash / Nev D

The Obscuritones describe themselves as the Andrew Sisters singing with the Stray Cats after a night out with the Cramps, so when I came to listen to this I was expecting something a bit different.

That’s exactly what you get, rockabilly classics mixed with surf and garage to produce a rather unique sound they have something that sets them apart from a lot of the bands on the circuit today.

Opening with the classic Jim Dandy you really get a feel that this band are out to make a big impression, this often covered female rocker is delivered with an Andrew Sisters swing feel to the vocals and tight rockabilly backing which delivered perfectly.

Listen to Rockabilly Boogie, I cannot recall many female lead bands using this, the harmony vocals give it fresh twist and the guitars are excellent with slicing solos, a few rebel yells thrown in the mix as well make this a very powerful track.

This little Girl’s Gone a-Rockin’ jumps along and Just Because has a terrific acoustic feel and sound.

After the first tracks which stay pretty close to the ‘50’s rockabilly the album takes a twist, becoming heavier the guitars more menacing a male lead vocal and a real ‘80’s ‘neo’ feel pours into Vapour Club Boogie.

Angel Eyes reverts to the girls harmonies but again it has a forceful delivery the light acoustic feel has given way to a wilder, desperate approach that rocks up a storm, then put your breaks on Fun Lovin’ Baby, which is brooding stroller with the girls pleading vocals over a restrained band.

Closing with an instrumental surfer, Brockwell Beach that proves the versatility of the band and wouldn’t be out of place on a Tarantino soundtrack.

“Tabasco soaked rockabilly with a dash of honey to quell the fire.” So if you like your rockabilly with a fiery bite check this lot out.

Rockin Nev

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Obscuritones, The Band Information

Obscuritones, The

Submitted by theobscuritones (15 February 2011)
London Greaser-billy for Rock-a-Hulagans, cool cats & sassy kittens. Playing only the best Rockabilly and rockin' Country rarities from the fifties . . surf, spy and garage rock from the sixties . . . and wild originals from the hereafter. Their first double-A side 45, Angel eyes & Vapour Club Boogie, is due out in spring 2011....

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