Monday, 24 August 2009

The Satellites – Wrong Move

The Satellites – Wrong Move
Planet X Records

Tracklist: Wrong Move, Trouble No More, Mad About Him Sad About Him How Can I Be Glad Without Him Blues, How Come It, Show Me, Too Close For Comfort, You Look That Good To Me, Bayou Rock

Adelaide, Australia natives The Satellites have only been going just over a decade but this latest release is already their seventh album on Planet X Records. The band consist of Belinda Hartman, Steve Mithchell, Jad Green and Darren Hunt and are one of the top bands in the Southern Hemisphere. They’ve toured all over the world and had the priveledge of supporting the Stray Cats on their recent tour of Oz.

The band excel at hot rockabilly with the title track being a wild rocker that kicks the album off in fine style. And even better is the scorching version of Joe Clay’s You Look That Good To Me that absolutely sizzles. Mad About Him Sad About Him How Can I Be Glad Without Him Blues is a lovely, hillbilly tinged rockaballad with great vocals from Belinda Hartman.

There’s a strong Stray Cats influence on a couple numbers with Trouble No More having the jazzier sound the cats sometimes employed, whilst the excellent cover George Jones’ cult classic How Come It is more Stray Cats than Thumper.

There’s a couple of hot duets in Bayou Rock and I think my favourite on the CD, Show Me, a bouncy little foot tapper with Hartman proving she’s got a great voice for rockabilly. A short but great CD, well worth checking out.

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