With some artists, the news of a new release sparks a twitch in the hips and itch in the feet. Such it is with Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers after enjoying four slabs of the band’s individual rock ‘n’ roll, and such it was coming into new album Ugly Mobile. Containing fourteen slices of multi-flavoured incitements bred on the seeds of original rhythm ’n’ blues, the album is manna for the ears and a puppeteer to the body. Released via the ever treat giving Dirty Water Records, the press release for Ugly Mobile stated that the album is the band’s “finest offering so far!” After the umpteenth romp with the irresistible release, we can find no reasons to disagree.Read More
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Ever been struck with nostalgia for a time before you were born? Possibly for a time that mostly pretty mythical anyway? No, I’m not talking about spicing up things in the boudoir by having a quick game of Guinevere and Sir Lances-a-Lot, I’m talking about The Indestructible Sounds Of the Kneejerk Reactions, an album that’s simultaneously from 2013 and fifty years before that. So if you’ll just step this way into my time-travelling garage, folks.Read More
Each year seems to bring new stamped out Sir Bald Diddley when it is not under the name, it is under Hipbone Slim, Nine Your Peanut Smugglers or under Kneejerk Reactions.
One swims here in the british happy 1960's, somewhere between Dowliner Sect and Animals. And as usual with and it is beautiful work, a strong and effective.
Best record of the trio, however, is Break My Fall / Doctor Strangelove. Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Beat Seeking Missiles, and movie buffs will recognize the kilometric title a reference to Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove and the imaginary sci-fi sixties (the whole thing is played on graphical poster of the film).Read More
And to finish to more garage and rock 'n roll with The Kneejerk Reactionscomandados by Sir Bald Diddley (aka Hipbone Slim) that sends to their INDESTRUCTIBLE THE SOUNDS OF THE KNEEJERK REACTIONS, sounds nailed in first half of sixty with an unbeatable English mixture of beat and R&B and North American garage “loaded with grab-your-throat to guitar riffs, snarling vocals, wailing harp and much maraca shaking”. They would be the pride of the Downliners Sect!Read More
Thanks to the English label Dirty Water Records to send one to me of his more recent launchings to review. One is a double CD with the demolishing amount of 40 songs of pure and absolute rock & roll! The one in charge to carry out all the subjects is Sir Bald Diddley with his different musical projects.Read More
Two CDs, four bands, one common denominator: Sir Bald Diddley. Or is it Hipbone Slim? There's a severe case of spilt personality going down over these 40 tracks and it's prime stuff for lovers of the garage/surf/beat/exotic rock genres.Read More
Warm, enthusiastic and completely magnetic, the debut single from Beat Seeking Missiles jumps all over the ear to offer riotous beats, melodically curved grooves, and insistent energy. ‘Break My Fall’/’Dr. Strangelove’ knows what it has and is unashamed in bringing it directly and openly to one’s senses.Read More
With a list of impossibly flavoursome bands and addictively thrilling releases on a CV longer than the list of excuses for Luis Suarez’s recent mid-match snack, the ubiquitous veteran rocker Sir Bald Diddley (aka Hipbone Slim) brings one of those stirring incitements out to play with a brand new album. The Indestructible Sounds Of The… is the new feverishly fleshed, raw breathed proposition from The Kneejerk Reactions, a release which casts out a rampant revelry of feet inducing garage bred rock ‘n’ roll aligned to a passion sparking sixties beat tempting.Read More