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CD/DVD Reviews » Hillbilly Casino - Three Step Windup

Track List:

Don't Stick Around / One Cup Beyond / Big Dan / Have To Tell It All / Broke Down / Little Black Book / I'd Rather Be Lonely / Stop Drop & Roll / Whiskey / Spank Me / You'll Have Me / The Hole / Iron Fist / Shoe Leather.
Hillbilly Casino
Three Step Windup
Hillbilly Casino (2008)
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Possible Styles: rockabilly, rock 'n' roll, americana, country, cow punk
Submitted by: rockabilly_girl.
Publication date - 25 June 2008
Copyrights: Really Rockabilly

Second album of raging rockabilly from the Nashville band. In July last year (2007) we reviewed their first album 'Sucker Punched', and after listening to what was then a new band I became a big fan straight away. The band has a star line up with ex-members of The Blue Moon Boys, BR5-49 and Brian Setzer's Nashvillians, but with this project the music speaks for itself, not the fact of who played what and where...

On 'Three Step Windup', Hillbilly Casino have once again produced some highly explosive rockabilly inspired sounds. The album starts of with the high powered rockabilly of 'Don't Stick Around' which reminds me of the sound on recent Setzer solo projects.

You could probably power a spaceship with the second song 'One Cup Of Beyond', and I can even imagine Little Richard singing it. Again breathtaking guitar licks from Ronnie Crutcher and vocals from Nic Roulette capable of raising the dead.

The album has quite impressive variations in style. It's all kept within the American style rock 'n' roll spectrum, but some songs are taken right up to the boundaries, like 'Broke Down' which has strong 80s punk infulence. Another great track on the album is much more Country, 'You'll Have Me' features tender guitar picking. This clearly shows the diversity of the band and again Nic's strong vocals earn a mention.

I can't comment on the overall sound on the group without referring to Brian Setzer's 'Nitro Burning Funny Daddy' and 'Ignition' albums. At the end of the album the sound changes to Cow-Punk complete with country pickin' guitar.

This band refuses to be put in a restrictive genre. It is far too good to simply compare to other bands releases - however, for readers who are as yet unacustomed to the art of these guys, I could say that if you like Setzer, Reverend Horton Heat and Th' Legendary Shackshakers you will play this album until you ware holes in it.

An outstanding rockabilly piece - and if you get the opportunity to see them live, this is whole 'nother "something else" experience!

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Submitted by rockabilly_girl (22 July 2007)
Second album of raging rockabilly from the Nashville band. In July last year (2007) we reviewed their first album 'Sucker Punched', and after listening to what was then a new band I became a big fan straight away. The band has a star line up with ex-members of The Blue Moon Boys, BR5-49 and...

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