Take note, all who revere primeval rockin' country icons Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin: Australian pin up siren Shelley romps and stomps in those legends' full-throated manner one moment, only to settle into winsome, heartfelt ruminating, the next. Add in head-turning, skirt-snapping brashness, and the redoubtable fretboard navigations of husband Lawrie, and this is an ardent EP effort both alluring and audacious.
Lucky crowds at April's Viva Las Vegas got a whirlwind sample.
Recommended "Bettie Bang," "Thinkin' 'Bout a Boy," "Zombie Fear," "I Didn't know What I Was Missing"
FORMER staff writer for Rockabilly and Pin Up America magazines.
FREELANCE credits include Counterpunch, Daily Caller, Huffington Post, Dissident Voice, Independent Political Report, USA Today, Des Moines Register, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Waterloo Courier, Cedar Falls Times, Marshalltown Times Republican, Cincinnati.com, IndyStar, Arizona Republic, No Depression, Goldmine, Blue Suede News, Rock and Rap Confidential, Crackerjack, Blues News, Rebel Frequencies, Wrecking Pit, Punk Globe, Rock and Roll Purgatory, Prairie Sun, Music and Sound Output, BAM. Fanzines Shake, Rattle, and Roll, Rebel Rouser, and Off the Wall.
AUTHOR: Shake, Rattle and Rocket!, Ghost Saucers in the Sky!, Stratosphere Boogieman!, Flesh Made Music, That a Man Can Again Stand Up, and Ideas Afoot. CONTRIBUTED essay on brother, guitarist Rick Larson, to anthology.
WORKED as 2004 Iowa coordinator for Ralph Nader independent presidential campaign; co-founded Iowa Green Party, also serving as statewide media coordinator; co-founded Black Hawk County, IA GP, serving twice as chair; press coordinator, 2002 Jay Robinson (Green) IA gubernatorial effort; also active on rights issues.