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|Johnny Burnette & Rock N Roll Trio|
The Complete Coral Rock 'N Roll Trio Recordings
Genres: Pop, Rock
There's something almost primal about Johnny Burnette and the Rock'n'Roll Trio, and it's not just the fact that these recordings were done more or less at the dawn of rock. — It could be that two-thirds of the trio (Dorsey ... more »
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There's something almost primal about Johnny Burnette and the Rock'n'Roll Trio, and it's not just the fact that these recordings were done more or less at the dawn of rock.
It could be that two-thirds of the trio (Dorsey and Johnny Burnette) were feuding brothers; rock history is replete with those, from Don and Phil Everly to Ray and Dave Davies to Phil and Dave Alvin to Liam and Noel Gallagher. Somehow, brawling musical sibs seem to bring out the best in each other. But it's more than just that.
The Burnettes' Coral sessions provide a unique insight into the building blocks of rock, before the days of overdubs, multi-tracking and synthesized anything. When the trio's guitarist Paul Burlison wanted to recreate a particular "buzzy" sound, he reached into his amp, grabbed a fistful of tubes and wires and yanked. It worked.
This music isn't cerebral. It's as if they opened up an artery and let the music throb out. If you ever loved Aerosmith's version of "The Train Kept A'Rolling" (or the Yardbirds', or Zeppelin's), you're in for a treat; in fact, it's the same treat that caused those bands to record that tune. The energy and vitality of these sides, nearly half a century after they were first recorded, just can't be denied.
Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio
Mitchell S. Friedman | Walnut Creek, CA | 06/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The "Rock and Roll Trio" was a band the influenced thousands of rock and roll bands-especially The Yardbirds, who basically stole the Trio's sound eight years later. Obviously, the world was not ready for the Trio' hard rock-NOT rockabilly-sound in 1957 and they Trio became a footnote in rock and roll's history. Nevertheless, if your hear these tracks, you will hear the sound that made everyone from The Rolling Stones to Aereosmith very wealthy."