Monday, September 22, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: BRIAN SETZER - ROCKABILLY RIOT! ALL ORIGINAL
Setzer then mixes it up with more picking, on the semi-autobiographical Rockabilly Blues, and some fun novelty numbers. That's part of the genre, having some fun, making some puns, keeping it light in the lyrics but crazy in the playing. Vinyl Records is a perfect update for today, about a woman who has to have her music the classic way: "She plays vinyl records/45 RPM/Vinyl records/She drops down the needle and spins them again." Stiletto Cool is about a dangerous femme fatale, straight out of film noire. The best pun is I Should'a Had a V-8, not the juice but the car, because a V-6 doesn't cut it. Sprinkle in a couple of slower cuts, and lots and lots of fireworks from the guitar, and this is everything you want from rockabilly, something that just won't die, and here's why.