THE WANDERERS : BANG BANG (Foot Tapping FT061)
TRACK LISTING:CRAZY ROCKIN' REDHEADED GIRL / MAYBE I / SLOW DOWN / OFFBEAT BOOGIE / HOLE IN MY POCKET / BANG BANG / SUNTAN TATTOO / GENE & EDDIE / GOT A LOT OF RHYTHM IN MY SOUL / ROCKABILLY GUY / WASTING TIME WITH YOU / JITTERBOP BABY / FEEL LIKE ROCKIN' / LONG BLACK SHINY CAR.
The Wanderers are Katy & Pagan Gould and they make ends meet around the Midlands playing a mix of rockabilly and country. They don't so much sing duets as alternate vocals chores. For their debut release on the Foot Tapping label they've been lucky enough to have Darrel Higham on board, and it's his guitar that makes this drives this CD along.
Katy is particularly good on Got A Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul, Bang Bang, Maybe I and Suntan Tattoo. Pagan is okay on the Stray Cats' Gene and Eddie but is much stronger on the Polecats' Rockabilly Guy which also suits Darrel to a tee. His best number is the opener, Crazy Rockin' Redheaded Girl, originally by Two Tons of Steel.
You'll know all the songs in their original form, but The Wanderers manage to give them a freshness that make this more than just a karaoke album. The class of Darrel Higham looms large throughout and I'm sure the Gould's wish they could have him on stage every week.