Andre Williams —
Greasy ... LP Norton, 1995. Very Good+ ...
Recent work by Andre Williams – done in the style of his best 50s sides for the Fortune label! The feel is very much in a 50s R&B vein – with spare, stark small combo backing, and vocal accompaniment on many cuts by the El Dorados harmony group. Given the mis-use of some of Williams talents over the years, it's great to hear the set done in such a way – as it really preserves the raunchy quality of his R&B years. Titles include "Jail Bait", "I'm So High", "Back In Tijuana", "The Bells", "Mother Fuyer", "I Got Eyes", "Put A Chain On It", and "Riot In Cell Block 9". LP, Vinyl record album
A great blend of early rock and monster movie aesthetics from The Dynamic Del-Aires – a north New Jersey group who only cut a handful of singles, but also managed a key appearance in The Horror of Party Beach before fading away into obscurity! Despite that short time in the record racks, though – the group is totally great – a combo that almost blows away the best of the Northwest, and certainly has their same sort of raw, rocking, instrumental-heavy approach – although some numbers also feature some cool vocals too! This package brings together the rare singles, the movie tracks, and even some unissued live and demo tracks too – all in a beautiful-looking package with lots of photos of the group in action. Titles include "Drag", "So Far So Long", "Zombie Stomp", "The Crawl", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "Berserk", "Treble Rock", "Sing Sing Sing", "Someplace Else", and even a "Horror Of Party Beach" movie trailer! LP, Vinyl record album