Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Polecats Are Go
Genres: Pop, Rock
First time on CD, 2004 reissue of the British rockabilly revivalists' 1981 debut album features 19 tracks including 6 tracks that have been added to the original track list, 'Jeepster' (T. Rex cover), 'Make A Circuit Wi... more »
First time on CD, 2004 reissue of the British rockabilly revivalists' 1981 debut album features 19 tracks including 6 tracks that have been added to the original track list, 'Jeepster' (T. Rex cover), 'Make A Circuit With Me', 'Juvenile Delinquents From A Planet Near Mars', 'Down The Line', 'Hip Hip Baby', 'Make A Circuit With Me' (12 Inch Mix). Anagram. 2004.
Great 80's rockabilly along the same lines as the Stray Cats
Flipity-Flop-Bebop | Bopsville | 08/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is some 1st class 80's rockabilly, mixed with a little touch of western swing. Similar in many ways to The Stray Cats, but Polecats do have thier own sound. The 1st 12 or so songs are great and sound very 1950's, but the bonus tracks, from track 14 to 19, are mostly throwaways, and are just 80's pop. The original is made up from the 1st 13 or so tracks and that is all tha treally needed to be put onto cd, hpwever diehard fans might enjoy the extra tracks, I just program my cd player not to play them. The highlight of this cd is a cover of Les Paul & Mary Ford's huge 50's hit "How High The Moon", which was a hit for Ella Fitzgerald even before Paul & Ford, made it a hillbilly bop classic. This cd should be considered essential for those who like 80's rockabilly along the lines of The Stray Cats and Robert Gordon. Very fun lighthearted music."
Running Back To Eighties!
Martin 13 | Slovenia | 09/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best albums of new era of rockabilly which started in late seventies. Polecats were one helluva band back then. Each song on this album is awesome. The first album I knew of this band was Cult Heroes/Polecats with Robin Scott. I couldn't figured it out why they are so special. This one explains it. Few songs are included on both albums (Big Green Car, Marie Celeste) but here are versions that you should have. Production is little more poppy (Dave Edmunds produced the album, with a little help from Tony Visconti) but much powerful.
Rockabilly Guy is not included here though it was originally on the LP with the same name. Few songs are added.
It is hard to pick the highlights, but if I have to, then... How High The Moon, John I'm Only Dancing (cover of David Bowie's song), Make A Circuit With Me and Black Magic are what you should have in your rockabilly collection."
Well, it is the Polecats at their best...
Byron Crump | Flower Mound, Texas USA | 02/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I always have liked Boz's guitar work. I have a great love for "Red, Ready, Amber" as a car song even though is has some purely English terminology in it that my little American brain found odd. "John I'm Only Dancing" was a great cover. That being said this is the greatest record the Polecats ever put out but I do not think it has aged well at all. The early Stray Cats are very timeless to me and still sound fresh, this does not. I love the extras on this from the EP that came out, but I still hate the cheesy "Make a Circuit With Me" tune that most people remember them for. The Polecats did stay true to who they were and continued to put out rockabilly records with that new wave tinge they always have had, and at least they never tried to be something they were not like the Rockats did when they released new wave stuff under a different name."