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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sixteen and the Sidewinders
"Full Moon Baby" (Lanark)

Real rockabilly never cared about anything but fun -- not what polite society might accept, not what reigning musical dictums enshrined. And that artless indifference to extraneous phenomena was and remains the mongrel genre's chief attribute. 

Its sneering, twangy, jackknife slouch and uncalculated integration of cultural influences made it both recklessly taboo and head-for-hardwood commanding.

Sixteen and the Sidewinders fuse all appropriate combustible elements into some of 2016's finest rockabilly. It's obstreperous, grabs hold, and does not turn listeners loose.

Of course, none would request release.

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