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RIP – Azzy T

January 27, 2014

Zombie Ghost Train rode the tracks to never never land with Azzy T. Hailed as Australia’s best kept Psychobilly secret ZGT managed to tour and scare audiences all over the world before the train ride came to an end. It’s a shame, they had a great Zombie feel to them. Definitely a bunch of ghouls to look out for!

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Time to re-evaluate Ringo Starr?

December 17, 2013

I think so! Funny, I just had a discussion about this the other day with a friend of mine and today, I find this article. Due to all the hype and myth surrounding the Beatles it doesn’t take very long to get a distorted picture of the events, and throw in some time between then and now and it is fairly easy to mistake myth for reality. While Ringo wasn’t a flashy showman as some of his later contemporaries; Keith Moon, Ginger Baker, John Bonham etc., George Martin wouldn’t let him play on the first recording session and Buddy Rich once called him a joke (it’s ok, Buddy hated everyone!). The truth is, The Beatles actively sought out Ringo, who at the time was already playing in the biggest band in Liverpool and it was a big deal to them, to get Ringo in the band. According to George Harrison about Ringo’s debut with them on August 18, 1962 “From that moment on, it gelled – the Beatles just went on to a different level.” For them it wasn’t about being the flashiest or the showiest, it was about giving the songs life and breath all of there own, and that he did. Out of the 215 songs that Ringo recorded with the Beatles, there isn’t a bad drum perfomance on any of them. It’s time to give Ringo the credit that he is so rightfully due. Click on Ringo to read the article.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

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The Batman Theme – Jimmy Smay

December 17, 2013

Well this about sums it all up! It just doesn’t get any better than this now does it! How come Los Straightjackets never play the beach near my house. Jimmy Smay shows what you can do with just a snare on a beach with a great surf band and a happy crowd.

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Flying Saucer Rock & Roll – Jimmy Van Eaton

February 5, 2012

Jimmy Van Eaton was a member of Sun’s famed Little Green Men the backing band for Billy Lee Riley. He was the driving force behind on Flying Saucer Rock & Roll! Take it away Jimmy!!!

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Interview – Steve Taylor

October 16, 2011

Sometimes legends live in your own backyard… Krash Boom Bam recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of my personal favorite drummers Steve Taylor.

What kind of set up are you using?

Mike Van Eyes and Ron Scott saw this kit in New West that was under a car port in a back alley. It has a cool brown/grey swirl to it. I think it’s called root beer swirl. They approached the owners and offered $50.00 for them and I put another $150.00 into them for new drum heads.

They’re some proto-type for maybe premier or Japan models. No name on them. 20″ BD,13″ rack, 16″ floor tom, matching wooden snare that’s 14×5 that I don’t use that much. No name on them…

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

…Read Full Interview

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Everybodies trying to be my Baby – Fluke Holland

October 12, 2011

Fluke Holland drives the rhythm section for this Carl Perkins hit. The stops in this song are where i cut my teeth. Songs like this one are the reason that Carl was voted the King of Rockabilly… and Fluke was right there by his side. Fluke once saved Carl from drowning in a ditch after an accident on their way to New York, for an appearance on The Perry Como Show. Everybodies trying to be my Baby was among the half dozen songs that Carl and the boys recorded after recuperating from the accident.

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Big Noise from Winnetka – Ray Bauduc

October 1, 2011

Ray Bauduc co-wrote this boppin little beauty with bassist Bob Haggert as part of the Bobcats. The song written on the fly at the Blackhawk in Chicago, while waiting for the rest of the band to return to the stage, became a hit for the Bobcats.

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