Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Rockin' Song of the Week No. 59 - Boom Boom Cats
The Boom Boom Cats - Rooster in a Henhouse
(from Tell Me Who... Told You 'Bout Lovin' - Vinylux CD V0006)
The Boom Boom Cats were a quartet of young rockers from Baltimore, Maryland who seem to have hit the scene running and disappeared as quickly as they arrived. The mainstays of the band were singer and chief songwriter Eddie MacIntosh and wicked guitarist called Joe! The rhythm section Mark Pettijohn on drums and bass player Lee Verzosa lay down a solid beat but it’s the guitar that shines throughout Tell Me Who... Told You 'Bout Lovin'. My favourite on the album is Rooster In The Henhouse, a boppin’ bit of hillbilly with Eddie and Joe both in fine form.
Recommended downloads: the sparce rockabilly boppers, Tell Me Who and Everytime That Record Plays. Of the covers, Crazy Crazy Lovin' is most acceptable, true to the original with hot guitar all over it.