If you are
a fan of the no-messing-around, old school sounds of
a proper rockabilly album, you're in luck. Well, let's
be honest, it is an EP and not a full-length album,
but it is about the music, right?
"Lucky 7" is a seven-song recording brought
to you by Chicken Rice and the Vegetarian Fish Co. people.
This 2005 release has it all: strong, galloping drums
and rhythm guitar; smooth, crooning vocals; screaming,
surfer-esque guitar solos; and beautiful, velvet-voiced
back-up female vocals.
From start to finish, this collection of the classic
rockabilly sound will keep you snapping your finger
and tapping your toe...if you are like me and only have
one of each. In a few of the tracks, you can hear climbing
guitar reminiscent of the Stray Cats. This sound is
strongest in a track called "Jump 'n' Down."
And staying with Brian Setzer, in the song "Cute
Old Train", there is a little taste of the more
fast paced music of the his "Comeback Special"
"Lucky 7" covers the whole spectrum of rockabilly
music. One minute you will be in a high-octane trance
that will make you want to jump in your hot-rod and
speed toward some square in a slower hot-rod to prove
you are a bigger man. The next minute, you will be looking
to park somewhere with the girl you are courting and
plan to take to spring sock-hop.
If you want to get your ear around these great tracks,
go see the friendly and all-knowing staff at Vicious
Circle in the Ximending shopping district at 12, Lane
96, KunMing St., 1F. V.C. supplies the rocker with a
great selection of rockabilly and punk rock memorbilia
including CDs, clothing, posters, jewelry, badges, hair
grease and much more. Also keep your eyes open for any
of the live acts that you may have the pleasure of taking
in. Chicken Rice is known to make appearances at many
of the music festivals that take place in Taiwan throughout
I am not one to give orders but get a hold of the album
"Lucky 7" by Chicken Rice and you will not