The Tremors – Invasion Of The Saucermen
Brain Drain Records – BD08
World War III Boogie – Invasion Of The Saucermen – Somatose – Idle Hands – Atomic Jesus – Jungle Fever – (I Ain’t No) Two Timin’ Man – Devil’s Eyes – Workin’ Overtime – Treat Me Right – The State Patrol – Shakin’ From Seizures – Late Night Drive-In Monster Show – The Crawdad Song
How can I resist a band that shares its name with one of my favourite movie (yes I admit I love “arty” movies ahahaha), an attractive 3D designed cover (glasses included) and songs called “Invasion Of The Saucermen”, “Atomic Jesus” and “World War III Boogie”? I simply just can’t. The album opens with an instrumental and then you’re bound to a journey through this trio’s own brand of traditional (Idle Hands, Kenny Parchman’s Treat Me Right), fast (Somatose) and super-fast rockabilly (Atomic Jesus) with predominant slap bass. “Late Night Drive-In Monster Show” has a tempo similar to the “Munster Theme” and could be coined as psychobilly while Two Timin’ Man is their own vision of a hillbilly tune. Apart of “Treat Me Right” the other covers are Charlie Feather’s Jungle Fever (great haunting jungle beat) and the traditional “The Crawdad Song” which receives the Tremors treatment : fast, raw and wild. Fourteen songs in thirty minutes (almost half of the songs are under the two minute mark), no time to loose and everything is said.
The Tremors – Demon Boogie Fever
LOVE ME – SCREAMIN’ MIMI – BIG CITY – BLUE MOON WOMAN – ROCK BOPPIN’ BABY – YOUR WICKED HEART – HI-FI ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – FUSS & FIGHT – BLACK CAT BLUES – ROCKIN’ BONES – SWEET LOVIN’ MAN – DEMON BOOGIE FEVER – I GOT IT
The first thing that caught my eyes after the cover and the digipack (both nice) is: 13 songs for 25 minutes. Woah! It’s gonna be a hell of a ride. And during this 25 minutes (including 8 originals and 5 covers) you’re going to be exposed to fast paced and high octane rockabilly with strong double bass (Powerful guitar voice and drums too). But they always keep things enjoyable (like the Ramones they are speed but never TOO speed) and… rockabilly. I mean they never fell in the cliché of Punkabilly or bad Psychobilly though some songs actually deals with Psychobilly like Demon Boogie Fever. And as the cover design shows, their rural roots are never far away. It leaves you breathless but you should like this sensation.
Buy it at http://www.tremorsrockabilly.com/home.html.
Fred “Virgil” Turgis