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RingMaster Review: King Salami and the Cumberland 3 "Goin' Back To Wurstville"

If there is one band in this fast paced world which gives the body an even more intensive and thorough workout it is undoubtedly King Salami and the Cumberland 3. This is a band where an Automated External Defibrillator should always be on hand at every show they play, waiting and ready to revive the inevitable wasted bodies.  Now that need has been transferred to the band’s records. When playing all three of the band’s albums back to back, apart from a danger to health, it is a hard choice to say which is best, all in their openly individual ways an equal treat, but without doubt Goin’ Back To Wurstville is the most demanding and exciting for heart and limbs yet.

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SBP Promotions: King Salami and the Cumberland 3 "Goin' Back To Wurstville"

Runners-up? Runners-up, really? When last year the London rhythm’n’punk band appeared on the BBC as part of its search for Britain’s Best Part Time Band they should have been a shoo-in to win. Alas, terrible ska band Bombskare won. Which, on reflection, is probably for the best, because the band should first and foremost be known for the music and the shows, not winning some quickly thought-up show to fill the TV schedule of BBC Two. The band are a constant inspiration to all who come across them, working tirelessly to entertain us kick-seeking fools via many recordings and countless tours.

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Les Grys-Grys live at Le Beat Bespoke

With short sharp bursts of frenzied drumming, plonking bass and off-the cuff maraca-shaking from their resident loonhouse blues harp wielder, French upstarts Les Grys Grys set out their stall immediately, purveying classic white R’n’B in the style of the Yardbirds, Outsiders (Neth), Pretty Things, Blues Incorporated, Them, Downliners Sect and (of course) the Stones: there’s also a hint of the howling acid blues of the Groundhogs, TYA and Savoy Brown, but that’s more in the crunching tone and hair-shaking antics of the lead guitarist than the construction of the numbers.

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SoundsXP: Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers "Square Guitar"

Led by the prolific Sir Bald Diddley, Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers have become something of a cult sensation thanks to four albums of accomplished rock 'n' roll fundamentalism and regular appearances on Mark Lamarr's radio show. Harsh critics may single out the unwillingness to deviate from the primitive rhythm and blues blueprint as their downfall, but this would be a failure to understand the objective of the group.

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