Foggy Mountain Rockers
Angel Heart CD
The Foggy Mountain Rockers present their pounding, stomping Teddyboy style Rock 'n' Roll on Angel Heart, a superb rockin' album packed with sixteen burnin' hot Rebel Rockin' songs.
Review by Frederick Turgis jumpingfrom6to6.com
First issued in 1999, "Angel Heart" the band's second album appears here in a brand new remastered version and it's a winner. This now well established German sextet plays Teddy Boy / British Revival inspired rockabilly (think Shotgun, Riot Rockers, Crazy Cavan, Flying Saucers, Matchbox) with a solid dose of country music and even a bit of skiffle provided by the presence of a washboard player. Most of the songs are self penned with the accent put on the melodies. There's also a few selected covers: Wayne Walker's "All I Can Do Is Cry", Johnny Kidd's version of "Casting My Spell", Cliff Richard's "Dancing Shoes" and Gene Vincent's "Over The Rainbow" (yes, these Teddyboys have a heart beating under their leather jackets). Musically, the rhythm section is solid and provides the perfect ground for the two guitar players. Their solos are sharp and most of all original. Those of you who are not stuck in a 50s conception of the Rockabilly thing will sure find a lot to enjoy on this great reissue.