Sounds Like: Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, The Tremors, JD McPherson, Johnny Horton, ELVIS PRESLEY
Label: Rock-n-Roll Purgatory
Bio: The Straight 8s have been delivering their combustible blend of high-octane rock-a-billy music for over a decade. While the band has earned a solid reputation for their live shows, it is the creative process that drives founding member and primary songwriter Robert Striegler (guitar, vocals), D...See Full Bio
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““The Straight 8s have become one of the most respected purveyors of modern Rockabilly (with elements of Swing, Surf, and other precious debris), earning not only the acknowledgement of respected scenesters and the enthusiastic approval of neophytes, but also the begrudging appreciation of those grimacing loathers of all things 50's. "What's their secret?" you ask. It's their pure love of this music that gives it honesty, allowing retro elements to reconfigure into bright new constellations. It's also the capturing of that wild glint in the eyes of the first rock'n'rollers and making you swear it was their own. It's their ability to do what ten thousand of other bands do, but do it better. This disc doesn't sound tired or uninspired, but instead growls, bumps, and bites as this Rockabilly beast keeps evolving.””