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Prettiest Girl In Town

by Hicksville Bombers

The Hicksville Bombers are a Rockabilly, Rockin' Blues with a Country Feel Trio, they are a busy gigging band having played all over europe and New York USA, this album features 12 self written tracks and a track with Ray Campi.
Genre: Rock: Rockabilly
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1. Prettiest Girl in Town
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2. Weather Baby
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3. Johnny Valentine
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4. Hey Judge
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5. Don't Let Me Face the Rain
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6. Greenback Dollar
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7. Get Out of My House
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8. Within' These Four Walls
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9. I've Changed My Mind
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10. The Man You Want Me to Be
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11. I'm Here If You Want Me There
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12. I've Got a Problem
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13. Moonshine Mama
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14. Awkward Situation
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15. Rockabilly Man
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Hicksville Bombers
Hicksville Bombers are a rockin' trio from Lincoln, England, who play rockabilly, rockin' blues country and rock'n'roll music in a wild and energetic 50's style.Since forming in 1992, they have released two EP’s and Five CD albums.

They have played with a number of bands/musicians including rhythm and blues star Ruth Brown, Charlie Gracie, Lord Sutch, BR5-49, Kieran Kane, Dead Rekoning, Mike Henderson, Jack Scott, Jets, Matchbox, Dr Hook, Hayseed Dixie, Bill Wyman plus loads more.
The Bombers have performed at Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekenders, country shows, The Americana at Newark and toured Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Italy, and New York U.S.A..

In 1997, they were booked to support BR5-49 and Carl Perkins (one of the bands' biggest idols). Their first CD was voted most requested CD in December 1996 on a Seattle radio station. As a result of this they were booked to play a festival in Seattle, USA in September 1997.
In 1998, they released their fourth CD - 'Prettiest Girl In Town'. 2003 has seen a change of a Double Bass player with Guy Trigg replacing Paul. Another album was released 'The Devil made me do it' which has received some great reviews in 'Now dig this' magazine after thier release at Hemsby Rock'n'roll Weekender.

Prettiest Girl In Town-

features 12 original tracks including the Dance floor Stroller hit 'I've Changed My Mind' and the the title track 'Prettiest girl in town' as featured on the Rockabilly hall of fame compilation albums.


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prettiest girl in town
good cd by the original band lineup,not their best song selection by far though...they can never quite catch the raw,manic pounding sound of a live gig on their cd's.Lots of simple, skippy love songs on here and not enough grab 'em by the balls Rockabilly for my liking,but hey thats my opinion.Maybe when they release the new Cd (they've been promising to do this since 2004) there will be some better tracks,not just love-dovey songs.Regarding Mr Nielsens' reveiw...he cannot surely think this is the greatest Rockabilly he's heard in a long time??Where has this person been for the past few years,Mongolia?The comment about songs going "b-bop b-bop" is obviously aimed at Maynard Horlicks' seminal classic bopper ,"Do The Bop", a song covered by the Bombers drummer on the first cd release by Raucous.Obviously Mr Nielsen has not been to a Bombers gig as he would know that the band rarely perform many songs from this cd as they don't really go down well with the audiences!All in all though,not a bad cd...lets see if these comments get cut n copied onto the band website like Mr Nielsens did.

Carl M. Nielsen

Loveliest album in Town!
Since I've got this album- a pair of weeks ago - I've heard it almost every day. Sometimes several times a day.
For all fans of rockabilly who got sick and tired of songs about vampires and zombies, of what sounds like competitions in speed/fast playing, of the music getting lost in hair and tatoos, of a lot of noise, and of screaming and stuttering singers going "b-bop-b-bop" through tuneless tunes, here is someting else!
Real songs with real melodies, lyrics about plain ole love and heatache. Not pop or polished, but cathing the thrue romance of the style, but still with a touch of something raw, used in the way it is suposed to be. Relaxed and controlled, but still getiing off and blasting away. Getting a quite unique mood 'n' atmospheare in the way smiling and driving goodtime-feel of wellswingin' rockabilly meets the melancholia of heartbreack.
The Hicksville Bombers are loyal to the 50's but not sounding like some specific 50's star. It's not that "Oh - they like ..." stuff. Not copying any idol - just plaing that kind of music. If you are notoric about references, you could perhaps describe it as some kind of blend of Ricky Nelson, Charlie Feathers, Carl Mann, Sanford Clarke, Mac Curtis and early Gene Vincent mixed with some flavours from such 80's revivalists as The Rimshots and The Magnetics. I guess that makes it central and typical rockabilly from the lesser noisy end, but with it's own personal aproach, extremely charming, and really great. Not new or original, but just sounding so good that it filles you with warm good-feel from head to toe, and played with autority. Theese guys put them self into it. I really think they mean it - and mean it from the heart.

Carl M. Nielsen

Just perfect!
This is the greatest rockabilly I've heard in a long, long time. And I have been listen to very much music in and around that style. The Hicksville Bombers got a fresh lightness in their music, beautifull melodylines, a perfect driving beat and a hearttearing use of minorchords. A perfect balance between roughness and sweetness, fury and poetry. Clear vocals and quiete intesting guitarplaying. It was music like this that first turned me in to rockabilly many years ago. I've heard enough that turns me off. This cathing on. I hear it all the time.