Deadly Combination CD
Las Pistolas deliver a solid follow-up to their debut mini-album The Legend Begins with a fantastic full-length release.
Las Pistolas are a modern rockabilly trio, and though they already had a CD EP out, Deadly Combination is their first full length featuring 13 originals and only two covers.
The opening track, a My Baby Left Me/Thats Allright type of rockabilly, didnt impress me much: good but not very original. Things got drastically better with Ive Got Rhythm In My Soul, a hot boppin Neo-Rockabilly number. The rest of the songs confirmed that the first song was just an exception.
The main core of their music is rockabilly with a modern twist and melodies, but you will also find a Western tinged ballad (Cinnamon Kid) and some wild numbers with saxophone (Shell Rock Your World and the excellent Jessica Rabbit that features a honkin Las Vegas solo at the end).
Liquor and Las Pistolas is a Diddley beat blues with harmonica, tambourine, maracas, distortion on the voice and slide guitar. If you like Wild Billy Childish this one is for you (I only regret they dont do more in that style).
Like any decent rocknroll record Deadly Combination features a nice ballad. This one is called Lost It All and features Alan Wilson on piano. The playing is great, the solos are inventive and the recording as usual with Western Star is top notch. Strongly recommended.
Review by Fred Turgis (www.jumpingfrom6to6.com)