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Brian Setzer Premieres Lead Single “Let’s Shake” From ‘Rockabilly Riot: All Original’ Album

Brian Setzer Premieres Lead Single “Let’s Shake” From ‘Rockabilly Riot: All Original’ Album

Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer

Iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZER partnered with TIME.COM today (6/24) to exclusively premiere his high-octane first single “Let’s Shake,” off his new album ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL (out Tuesday, August 12 via Sufdog Records). Check out the premiere of “Let’s Shake,” accompanied by a Q&A with Brian here: http://ti.me/1l7iSEu.

SETZER says, “Yeah, ‘Let’s Shake,’ how come no one has thought of that title yet?  We’ve been making rock ‘n roll now for 60 years and no one has come up with ‘Let’s Shake?’  And I came up with it and I went ‘wow…Let’s Shake!’ You know, oh god, it’s just so simple it’s magic!  It’s got a really great guitar solo in it, just rock ‘n roll sounding…it’s not really ‘billy’ sounding, it’s more rock and roll… again, it’s the simplest songs that are the hardest to write.”

ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL is a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish with 12 new songs. SETZER brings his trademark twang and fretboard fire, and he’s backed by three musicians that he says “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree(piano) and Noah Levy (drums). Recorded in Nashville, the album was produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honors for SETZERalbums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie). The new album will be available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon, in all formats (including vinyl), beginning Monday, July 7.

The track listing for ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL:

  1. Let’s Shake
  2. Rockabilly Blues
  3. Vinyl Records
  4. Lemme Slide
  5. Nothing Is A Sure Thing
  6. What’s Her Name
  7. Calamity Jane
  8. The Girl With The Blues In Her Eyes
  9. Stiletto Cool
  10. I Should Have Had A V8
  11. Blue Lights Big City
  12. Cock-a-Doodle Don’t

 

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Brian Setzer To Release ‘Rockabilly Riot: All Original’ On August 12th

Brian Setzer To Release ‘Rockabilly Riot: All Original’ On August 12th

Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer

Iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZER will release ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL–a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish–via Surfdog Records Tuesday, August 12. The new album, featuring the high-octane first single “Let’s Shake,” marks SETZER’s first studio album since 2011’s Grammy Award-nominated album, Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!.

ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL thrillingly comes alive with 12 new and original songs in pure rockabilly fashion. SETZER brings his trademark twang and fretboard fire, and he’s backed by three musicians that he says “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). Recorded in Nashville, the album was produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honors forSETZER albums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie. “It’s funny how English people seem to have a more sensibility about what rockabilly music is, even though it was invented in the South says SETZER. “They seem to know what it should sound like.  Peter Collins is experienced and an accomplished producer, he’s done a lot of records, but he loves rockabilly music and he knows what it should sound like.”

As SETZER explains about ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL, “I think this album sounds to me a little bit like the first Stray Cats record…its rockabilly songs.  It’s not just blues songs in the rockabilly style.  People like to call it ‘neo-billy’ I suppose, which is some invented word that somebody came up with, but if that’s the word they want to use, I’d like to go with that because it sounds to me like it’s very modern and fresh sounding rockabilly.”

The track listing for ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL is:

  1. Let’s Shake
  2. Rockabilly Blues
  3. Vinyl Records
  4. Lemme Slide
  5. Nothing Is A Sure Thing
  6. What’s Her Name
  7. Calamity Jane
  8. The Girl With The Blues In Her Eyes
  9. Stiletto Cool
  10. I Should Have Had A V8
  11. Blue Lights Big City
  12. Cock-a-Doodle Don’t

 

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