Monday, June 15, 2009

Touch This

Here's a sneak peak of an album that comes out tomorrow from Kim Lenz and the Jaguars. It's titled It's All True, and it's full throttle rockabilly fun. Seriously, this album is a full serving of swingin' fun, and if you haven't heard Lenz sing before, you're missing some serious girl power attitude. The twelve tunes here feel like they're straight out of the 50's and could have been cut at Sun Records. Consider her a disciple of the great Wanda Jackson, keeping rockabilly alive and kickin in the 21st century.

While I can stand country in small doses (unless it's Johnny Cash, in which case I could take a week straight), there's just something about rockabilly that's just plain infectious fun. Whether it's the galloping drums and guitars or the leaping, drawling vocals, it's just impossible not to tap your foot and get your whole body boppin'. And when Lenz slows things down for I Break A Heart Every Night, it makes you feel like you should break out some moonshine and drown your troubles away.

This is a great album to spin for the summer. Below is the lead off track, Touch Me, which will hopefully convince you how much fun Kim Lenz and crew are.

Visit her website, her label Riley Records, and become her friend on MySpace.


Wanda Jackson - Fujiyama Mama : Rockin' with Wanda!

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