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Gear Up Daddy

by Chrome Daddies

Western Swing, Roadhouse Rock, Hillbilly, Rockabilly
Genre: Country: Western Swing
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1. Gear Up Daddy
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2. Hear My Plea
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3. Ramblin On
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4. Cattin Around
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5. Saturday Night
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6. I Only Cheated On Her
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7. It Must Be Somethin
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8. The Beer Tastes Better
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9. My Sweet Love Aint Around
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10. Girl So Far Away
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11. Kid Cadillac
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12. Long Gone Daddy
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13. I Hung It Up
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14. Cruise Inn Boogie
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15. Four Broken Hearts
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16. Blackberry Boogie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The Chrome Daddies are one of the hottest bands from Australia. Their style is something between Rockabilly, Blues, Truckin' Country, Hillbilly and Western Swing.

After playing the big festivals in Australia they fly over to europe in summer 2003 to do a 20 gig tour and record the Gear Up Daddy CD. 16 strong songs are included, most of them originals written by Doug Wilshire. The CD was recorded during the european tour at Rhythm Bomb Recording Service in Berlin. Trucking/Car drivin' songs like Gear Up Daddy and Kid Caddilac are included as well as 2 Hank Williams covers and bluesy songs like Hear My Plea and I Hung It Up from Junior Brown. Western Swing fans can expect strong originals like Four Broken Hearts, The Beer Tastes Better and covers like Blackberry Boogie with lots of steelguitar in it. Most of the songs were written by Doug Wilshire on their trip from Brisbane to Amsterdam. The Cruise Inn Boogie was written 2 hours before a gig in the famous Cruise Inn in Amsterdam.

People who like Dale Watson, Hank Williams, BR5-49 or the Derailers will love this stuff.


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Dante Murphy

The Chrome Daddies deliver 16 tracks of vintage excellence
By Dante Murphy

Hailing from halfway around the world, this Aussie quartet does classic American music proud. From the title track to Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Blackberry Boogie", the Chrome Daddies deliver 16 tracks of vintage excellence.

"Hear My Plea" features a condensed vocal sound that is evocative of the golden age of rock 'n' roll, and sets the tone for a genuine retro romp. Vocalist Doug Wilshire also lends able hands to the steel guitar, especially on Hank Williams classic "Long Gone Daddy" and the sweet hillbilly serenade "Ramblin' On." The tone and composition of this tune is so authentic it's hard to believe it's an original, as are 11 of the tracks on this fine collection. The uptempo "Girl So Far Away" likewise features terrific slide work, complemented by the sweet pickin' of guitarist Peter Edwards.

Among the covers are "Cattin' Around", beautifully rendered with just a hint of reverb from Edwards' guitar and the always steady rhythm section of Chico Lopez on Bass and Geoff Townsley on drums. Townsley adds vocals on the upbeat honky-tonk of "Saturday Night", a circa-1954 party anthem done right.

Instrumentally, the players turn back the clock to soft-pluckin' upright and straight-eight skins for a true vintage sound. The collection traces the lineage of rockabilly, delivering the western styling of "It Must Be Something" and Hank Williams' "My Sweet Love Ain't Around" alongside pure rockers like "Kid Cadillac" and Junior Brown's "I Hung It Up". No matter what your mood, if you like great vintage American music, then Gear Up Daddy for a helluva ride!