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Brian Setzer - '68 Comeback Special Ignition! (2001)
Artist: Brian Setzer Album: '68 Comeback Special Ignition! Released: 2001 Source: Surfdog Genre: Retro-Rock/Rockabilly Format: eac/ape 315mb
Setzer has enjoyed a 20-year career as pop music's most consistent
champion of rockabilly, first as the leader of the Stray Cats in the
80s, followed by solo stints, and a then by a resurgence in popularity
in the late '90s fronting a swing orchestra. Setzer's latest incarnation
is a return to a trio, named the Brian Setzer '68 Comeback Special. If
the name represents homage to Elvis, the trio's disc, Ignition!,
represents a return to purist rockabilly. Unlike the outings fronting
his swing orchestra, there are no horns or swing standards on this disc.
In fact, the absence of any covers is a departure for Setzer. Except
for the traditional Spanish instrumental "Malagueña," Setzer writes all
songs with help from collaborator Mike Himelstein. Joe Strummer of the
Clash, who has worked with Setzer in the past, contributes to "Who Would
Love This Car but Me." As expected, the songs are populated with
gum-cracking gals with fast engines, hot rod's, guitars, and late-night
regrets. At first listen, the disc seems sparse compared with the manic
swing of Setzer's orchestra and his crooning falsetto standards. But the
more you listen to Ignition!, the more it lights a rockabilly fire.
Setzer has truly returned to his roots and produces an amazingly rich
sound with the trio. Snappy snares and standup bass buoy his revving
guitar and smoky vocals. "Hell Bent" is an atmospheric ode to Johnny
Cash's hell-bent drifters. "8-Track" is gleefully country, with
rollicking twangy guitars and yodeling. Rave-ups like "5 Years, 4
Months, 3 Days," "Santa Rosa Rita," and "Get 'Em on the Ropes" continue
Setzer's mission to not just preserve rockabilly, but to keep it alive
as a fresh form of music. His guitar playing is effortless and joyful.
At times, the quaint lyrics lose their novelty, but the passion and love
of the music is so apparent the lyrics are secondary.
Track List: 1 Ignition Setzer 3:01 2 5 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days Setzer 3:06 3 Hell Bent Himelstein, Setzer 3:33 4 Hot Rod Girl Himelstein, Setzer 2:05 5 8-Track Setzer 4:07 6 '59 Setzer 4:34 7 Rooster Rock Winchester 2:58 8 Santa Rosa Rita Setzer, Winchester 3:04 9 (The Legend Of) Johnny Kool, Pt. 2 Setzer 3:20 10 Get 'Em on the Ropes Setzer 3:17 11 Who Would Love This Car but Me? Setzer, Strummer 2:44 12 Blue Café Setzer 3:51 13 Dreamsville Setzer 4:22 14 Malagueña Traditional 4:15
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