Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Kingbees 1 & 2
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Byron Crump | 02/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard the Kingbees 23 years ago on a local college radio station.They were like nobody else,yet really rockin with the song "My Mistake".A true lost treasure.A real unique sound,a must have by anyone with interest in rock,punk or fast rockabilly.Awesome!"
Very different from the rest of the 80's rockabilly scene...
Byron Crump | Flower Mound, Texas USA | 02/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Many people seem to think rockabilly can't be done without slap bass. They also seem to think if you try to update it you are just messing it up. Many bands have tried to take a different approach and most of them get called posers and lame. I have heard this over and over about the Kingbees and I find it sad. They were not the Stray Cats, Rockats, Blue Cats, Polecats, Bop Cats, or any cats...the were the Kingbees and they played a form of 80's rockabilly with electric bass and with tons of energy. Rockpile probably would be a closer match to them and yet that still is not a good comparison. The stuff is a little dated sounding today and "Big Rock" shows it the most with some of the lyrics, but people really missed a great band that put out two really solid records that were different and kept things interesting. They were second sting I guess, a little new wave-ish, but maybe that was a good thing?"