Burning Condors: Welcome to the Players Club

Posted by drew On April - 21 - 20112,088 views

I interviewed these English lads a while back and they described themselves as “punkabilly.”   The phrasing brings to mind acts like the Cramps and the Meteors of course.  It’s a fair description.  Popping in their new CD, entitled “Welcome to the Player’s Club” I hear echos of groups like the Adicts and the Clash.  But, none of the kinkiness or b-movie imagery of Psychobilly is present.  Just plenty of distortion and thundering bass.


However, if I may throw in my own description, I feel like “Indiebilly” would be a more fitting turn of phrase.  These guys remind me  more of what Blur might have sounded like if they grew up worshiping Carl Perkins instead of the Beatles.  There’s also a heavy blues influence that draws to mind acts like the White Stripes.  Or even iconic British rockers, the Rolling Stones.   None of this works against the band.  Their sound is both retro and fresh at the same time. Rockabilly is certainly a very old “dog”, but the best bands can get it to wag it’s “tail.”  The Burning Condors get it to get up on it’s hind legs and boogie.

Their songs are short, sweet, and fun.  Much of the lyrics involving girls, partying, or sex.  The CD is certainly listenable and catchy.  In fact I listened to it all the way through, at least three times on my way to work one day. If I have one thing to bitch about, it’s that it is too short. At four songs, by the time I’m really getting into it, it’s all over. A bit of a drag I’ll admit. But I think we’ll be seeing more of these cats, hopefully with a full length.  On vinyl if you please.

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