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The Rattlers

The Rattlers were a UK Neo-Rockabilly outfit from the early Eighties. I used to see them playing quite often at The Verulam Arms in Watford, where I was the DJ on Friday nights. You could say the sound on this cd is sort of 'sub-Polecats'. Their bassist (Nick Peck) went on the form The Preachers, and later turned up in The Wildkatz.


Scare me to death (Carrington/PeckDavey)* Little Red #1 (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)*
Mine all mine (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)* The cat crept in (Chinn/Chapman) BMG Music
Hey baby! (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)* Always yours (Glitter/Leander) Leeds/Universal/MCA Music
You're my baby (Cash) Knox Music The Rattlin' boogie (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)*
I don't want you (Davey)* Little Red #2 (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)*
Movin' on (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)* Ever lovin' baby (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)*
The Devil rides out (Carrington/Davey/Peck/Woodside)* Walkin' whistlin' blues (Unknown) Copyright Control
Never say die CD cover
"More quality neo-rockabilly and comparable quality of tune. This is most definitely A Good Thing. As is the album, from the first note to the last. Lapses into the slightly stereotypical hiccoughing vocal style prevalent in the genre, but they do it well - and done well, this is also A Good Thing (witness Mark Cole, or Pip Hancox). All this and they still find time for a corking cover of 'For Your Love'. Whilst there is little that stink up an album faster than a poorly chosen or executed cover version, there are also few quicker ways to an eternal place in my musical heart than a good one. And this is a good one (like, obviously. I wouldn't have called it corking otherwise. Duh). Watch out for the well-spotted and recently requested album highlight 'Forbidden Love', too." blogspot
Gone forever (Peck/Shepherd)* Cruisin' around (Peck)*
For your love (Gouldman) Hermusic She's the one (Corboy)*
Saving it all for you (Smith) Cop. Cont. Loaded dice (Peck)*
Leavin' you behind (Peck)* Never say die (Peck)*
The man with the twi-light eyes (Peck/Shepherd/Peck)* For you no more (Peck/Shepherd)*
Forbidden love (Peck/Shepherd)* October moon (McCarthy)*
Never catch me again (Peck)* A long way to go (Peck/Shepherd)*
Friday on my mind (Vanda/Young/Redburn) EMI-Unart

* = Nervous Publishing
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