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Albums Of The Week: Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers | Tremblin’

The British rockabilly cats compile 40 slices of vintage-sounding twang ’n’ stomp.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Over the last 20 years Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers have established themselves as a foremost force in the worlds of rock ’n’ roll, garage, beat, surf and all in between. They have recorded 13 highly acclaimed albums and a whole load of 45s, not to mention various other related sidelines and pseudonymous releases!

The Kneetremblers are fronted by Hipbone Slim aka Sir Bald on guitar, vocals and songwriting duties. He is ably assisted by Bruce “Bash” Brand on hitting things. Bruce’s musical CV is extensive and includes Thee Milkshakes, Headcoats, Holly Golightly, Masonics, Wreckless Eric and two albums with Link Wray. On this release Baldie and Bruce are joined by Gez Gerrard or Cheeseman or Sleepy Matt Radford on slapping things. You’ll also hear Spencer “The Colonel” Evoy (MFC Chicken frontman) on saxophone and Slim Cyder on piano on several tracks.

Many of these particular tunes were originally released on vinyl under the semi alter ego Hipbone Slim and the Crowntoppers. This rather splendid nay resplendent double CD package brings together no less than 40 tracks by the ultra prolific, greatly underrated, hardest-working band in rock ’n’ roll show business. The 40 recordings included are largely taken from three previous LP releases: Tremblin’ The Blues, Ain’t Got A Leg To Stand On and The Toppermost Sounds Of. The remaining tunes come from a number of 45s, plus the odd compilation album track. None has been previously released on CD. On this delightful and luxurious release you will be treated to a heady cocktail of rock ’n’ roll and rhythm and blues with bits of rockabilly, surf, soul, garage, mod jazz, doowop, exotica and zydeco thrown in for good/bad measure! 40 Terrific Tremblin’ Tasty Ones!!! Enjoy!!”