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Robert Gordon
Date of Publication -02 February 2008
Submitted by: kitti
Copyrights: Robert Gordon
Category: Modern Artists
Country: USA
Band/Artist Website: http://www.robertgordon.dk
Contacts & Booking E-mail: robert@robertgordon.dk

These days, rockabilly hero Robert Gordon has the status of a cultfigure, and is highly revered by many. After all, it was Gordon that almost singlehandedly kick-started the second rockabilly wave in the late 70s, and thus opened the door for acts like the Stray Cats and Shakin' Stevens. Bruce Springsteen is one of Robert Gordon's admirers, and in late 1977, he gave Gordon the song Fire, and even played piano on Robert's version of that song. At the time, the music that Robert Gordon was making with Link Wray was like a breath of fresh air right in the middle of the disco craze; They did quite well with 'Red Hot', a vibrant and exhilerating rock 'n' roll blast that sounded like nothing else in the charts at the time.
It was producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Raveonettes) that discovered Gordon in '76. At the time, Robert Gordon was the frontman for the punk-rock band The Tuff Darts, which at the time were quite popular in the blooming NY punk & New Wave scene, and were performing regularly at clubs like CBGB's and Max's Kansas City. Gottehrer was very impressed with Robert's powerful baritone voice, and ended up producing four of his albums.
One of Robert Gordon's characteristics is his ability to surround himself with some of the worlds most outstanding guitarists. Link Wray obviously, but also Duke Robillard, Chris Spedding and Danny Gatton. And even the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan jumped on stage at a Robert Gordon gig in August 1985 to do a couple of songs with him.
Robert Gordon starred in the biker-movie "The Loveless" (Pioneer Films, 1982) together with Willem Dafoe, as well as in "Unmade Beds" with Deborah Harry (Blondie). His monumental version of "The Way I Walk" was used to great effect in the Oliver Stone movie "Natural Born Killers" (1994). Robert Gordon has also appeared in numerous television programmes like Dave Letterman, Conan O' Brien, Don Kirschner Rock Concert, Rock Palast and Musikladen.



Discography

It's Now or Never(2007)
Rykodisc Records
With Chris Spedding. Featuring The Jordanaires.
Fresh Fish Special(2007)
American Beat Records
With Link Wray
Rock Billy Boogie: RCA Years(2007)
Acadia Records
Original recording remastered
Rockin' the Paradiso(2006)
Last Call Records
Live. CD and DVD
Robert Gordon(2005)
Jungle Records
Satisfied Mind(2005)
Koch Records
Satisfied Mind(2004)
Jungle Records
Are You Gonna Be the One(2002)
Collectables Records
Rock Billy Boogie / Bad Boy(2001)
Collectables Records
Lost Album Plus(1998)
Bear Family Records
Fresh Fish Special(1997)
One Way Records Inc
With Link Wray
Robert Gordon Story(1997)
One Way Records Inc
King Biscuit Flower Hour [LIVE](1996)
King Biscuit Flower Records
Red Hot 1977-1981(1995)
Razor & Tie Records
Black Slacks(1994)
Bear Family Records
Robert Gordon Is Red Hot(1989)
Bear Family Records
Are You Gonna Be the One(1981)
One Way Records Inc
Bad Boy(1980)
One Way Records Inc
Rock Billy Boogie(1979)
One Way Records Inc

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Robert Gordon Album Reviews

Robert Gordon
Submitted by dcltrueleft (29 February 2016)
These days, rockabilly hero Robert Gordon has the status of a cultfigure, and is highly revered by many. After all, it was Gordon that almost singlehandedly kick-started the second rockabilly wave in the late 70s, and thus opened the door for acts like the Stray Cats and Shakin' Stevens. Bruce Springsteen is one of Robert Gordon's...
Robert Gordon
Submitted by dcltrueleft (29 February 2016)
These days, rockabilly hero Robert Gordon has the status of a cultfigure, and is highly revered by many. After all, it was Gordon that almost singlehandedly kick-started the second rockabilly wave in the late 70s, and thus opened the door for acts like the Stray Cats and Shakin' Stevens. Bruce Springsteen is one of Robert Gordon's...

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