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    Built For Speed
    Even Roadies Get Their Share CD

    Fantastic hard hitting modern Rockabilly with attitude.
    Take a Stray Cats style Rockabilly trio, add a generous helping of Paladins style Blues-A-Billy, just a touch of Living End style Punkabilly, and you're getting somewhere close.
    Mix in great songs, fantastic performances and solid production, and you get Built For Speed.
    Highly Recommended!

    Review by Fred Turgis - Jumpingfrom6to6.com
    Built For Speed come from Norway and play an excellent brand of modern rockabilly with, its's no surprise with such a name, influences from the Stray Cats.
    You can hear that a lot of work has been made in the studio to get a good sounding album (not 
    just a bunch of friend who record a rehearsal) which is very important with this style (I think).The first track of the album sets the pace: Gretsch guitar led instrumental, with slap bass and double bass drum pedal with a slightly western feel, as good as any Reverend Horton Heat tune of that kind (think "Big Sky"). "I'll Get You" adds a touch ofmelodic Punk (kinda reminded me of The Queers) to their rockabilly. "Where are the groupies" is not only well played (with a nod to the Stray Cat's Give It To me in the solo) but also features some darn clever lyrics too (I picked up the guitar cos I figured joining a band might be my only chance / now, the ugliest athletes you can imagine get supermodels in bed / so if I'd known then what I know now, I would've played football instead).
    Psychobilly-blues is the word I'd use for "Hot Rod Hell'. 
    More in a traditionnal blues vein "Eat You Alive" wouldn't be out of place in The Paladins setlist (yes it's THAT good) and features a brilliant solo from Anders. Their cover of Lloyd Price's I'm Glad is no less excellent, still with a blistering guitar part. Totally their own and totally respectful of the original in the same time. The country beat of "Too Many Guitars" is perfect to take your breath. Featuring a piano, "Just A Rumour", is a Dave Edmunds type of rocker and you'll find a Mystery Train / Setzer feel on "Old Car Blues". "I Thought I Was Over You" has a structure of a good old Honky Tonk song with a neo-rockabilly sound, and man I love that. A piano and and a sax are used to transform Led Zeppelin's Rock'n'roll into a rockin'/rhythm'n'blues number featuring once again blistering guitar solo and screamin' sax. "I Wanna Be A Millionaire" has a bit of Setzer in it but also reminds me of a great combo of the late 80's, the Nervous Fellas, mixing rocking blues with hard hitting rockabilly. Also featured as a bonus track an amazing, ears blowing, balls shakin' version of Motorhead's The Ace Of Spades.


    • 1The Duke
    • 2I'll Get You
    • 3Where Are The Groupies?
    • 4Hot Rod Hell
    • 5Eat You Alive
    • 6I'm Glad Glad
    • 7Too Many Guitars
    • 8Just A Rumour
    • 9Old Car Blues
    • 10I Thought I Was Over You
    • 11Rock and Roll
    • 12Why Do You Treat Me This Way?
    • 13 I Wanna Be A Millionaire


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