The Buick 55’s: Thrill of the year – CD review

Posted by Miriam On February - 8 - 20123,335 views

The Buick 55’s, as the name suggest, is a fifties Rock ‘n Roll/Rockabilly band from Scotland (UK). They started back in 2004 and have been playing many festivals and bars including supporting The Tennessee Three (the legendary sound behind Johnny Cash) on all their Scottish dates.
The Buick 55’s are Steve Mitchell (lead vocals), Chris Campbell (lead guitar), Jim Beveridge (drums) and Steve Cunningham (double bass).
In 2007 they’ve released their first CD called “Thrill of the year” and they will release their next album later this year.
Their music is much influenced by the great performers back in the fifties, but all the 13 tracks on their album are self-written by double bass player Steve Cunningham! He also designed the sleeve for this CD; great job, with a big wink to the fifties.

The album starts with the uptempo song Boppin’ at the hop and I was immediately enthusiastic from the start. Very catchy music you can’t sit still by. You can hear that the musicians have a wide experience and the lead vocals; well, just fantastic!
The sound of the band reminds me a lot of the Brittish band Rockin’ the Joint, well known in the Rock ‘n Roll-scene since 2001, but The Buick 55’s, they clearly have the same high-standard.
But if you think that after the first song you’ve heard the best, you’re wrong. The CD is full of great jivers, real fifties Rock ‘n Roll-songs, even wilder Rockabilly songs and don’t forget the wonderful ballad Sweet little girl. They have definitely a repertoire to fill the dancefloor.
I’m very curious if the next CD has the same high-standard as this one, but I’m sure it will.

If you want to order this great CD, just check their website http://www.thebuick55s.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
I hope to see them on a European tour sometimes!

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