Saturday, January 12, 2008

Music Review

Just received my copy of Brian Setzer: '68 Comeback Special - Ignition! in the mail today. O.k...so it was released in 2001....I've been wanting it since it's release, I'm just a bit SLOW!

I am currently listening to the CD for the first time as I'm typing this blog entry. First impression: Setzer ROCKS! Loved the Stray Cats in the '80s, I have a few of his solo CD's, ie: Guitar Slinger, etc. Then Brian went "Big Band"...I've got it! Christmas CDs, got one too! I've even got his CD that covers Sun Record classics.



I was very interested to hear Ignition because it's Brian going back to what he does best (like he doesn't do all music well.) '68 Comeback Special (named for Elvis's famous return of the same name), features Brian in a simple 3 piece band. Setzer covers guitar and vocals, Mark W. Winchester on the Slap Bass, and Bernie Dresel on Drums.

If you dig Rockabilly music and songs about girls and hotrods, you'll love this CD! The CD has 14 songs. On first listen, I'm diggin': "hot rod girl" and "who would love this car but me?". This is a CD I will enjoy playing loud with the windows down over and over again!

It's got a leaky carburetor
A rusted out floor
Four broken windows
Bullet holes in the door
Torn up old seats
And the lock don't fit the key
Now baby who would really love this car but me?


Got the original paint
Joe put reflectors on the door
It's got a Mexican blanket interior
It's missin' all the chrome
It must be plain to see
Baby who would really love this car but me?


Man I picked a lemon
A lemon from the tree
That grows in every junkyard
From here to Tennessee
I know it's gonna start
I just can't find the key
So why the hell is everybody starin' at me?


It's just a '55 Caddy
The brakes are no good
It won't leave you stranded
In a bad neighborhood
The lights don't even work
It must be plain to see
Baby who would really love this car but me


Well man I picked a lemon
A lemon from the tree
That grows in every junkyard
From here to Tennessee
I know it's gonna start
I just can't find the key
So why the hell is everybody starin' at me?


It's just a '55 Caddy
The brakes are no good
It won't leave you stranded
In a bad neighborhood
The lights don't even work
It must be plain to see
Baby who would really love this car but me?
Oh man I picked a lemon
Hey, why don't you paint it yellow?