Hey you! Yes, YOU!!! Need some music to jump start your drab little life? Craving the best Southern Gothic rock & roll amusement you can get for your hard-earned money? Have you grown sluggish and indolent from years of going to clubs, sticking your hands in your pockets, and wondering what happened to the show? Need some authentic, eye-popping, ear-tickling sideshow humbuggery and vaudevillian exuberance?
Brother, have we got a potent panacea for you: CockADoodleDon't, the debut CD from Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers.
The 'Shakers whip up a witches brew of hillbilly hellfire and blues brimstone. The locomotive rhythms of traditional bluegrass, the intensity of Mississippi roadhouse blues, and the full-on sonic assault of Slayer create a fertile and jumpy hybrid that will leave you a helpless, sweaty mess. CockADoodleDon't strikes you with the force of Jerry Lee Lewis, Iggy Pop, and Elmer Gantry showing up for a bar fight. Your best move might be to make for the rear exit, but you KNOW you want to run to front and join the fray. The Shack*Shakers will have you dancing giddily into the fires.
"With nods to the rockabilly psychosis of the Cramps, the rocked-out roadhouse of Southern Culture on the Skids, the country blues of Junior Brown, and a few minor skirmishes thrown in for taste, CockADoodleDon't is a sweating, shivering, open throttle romp through the colorful history of country's sub-basement of influence... proof positive that chicken wire on a roadhouse stage doesn't necessarily protect just the band." Brian Baker, Stereo-Type
"Real manas rock with a beer blues style that sounds like it was recorded in a cave, the music of the Shakers is a cross between rockabilly/cowpunk and Mississippi roadhouse blues... I'm hooked on these guys." Edward Shimborske, The Glass Eye
"The ultimate test of an album is whether you can adhere to the speed limit while the music's on, and I just couldn't. Laws and ears be damned." Ryan Sette, Odysseyzine.com
"Their mastery over the 'old-timey' sound give them free rein to incorporate punk, blues, Southern rock and rockabilly into whatever psychotic stew they please. All-at-once reverent, revisionist, greasy, and fun as hell, with summer upon us, this record should be the soundtrack to a thousand barbeques." PopMatters
"...anthemic and dangerous... wailing and rough around the edges... bristles with sex and dust and pavement and would have burnt the bar down in the early '60's." Charles Spano, Rockpile
"It is definitely like nothing you've ever heard before. This band has more energy than any band I've ever heard... It is simply impossible to sit still and listen to this CD. I'm getting exhausted just typing about it." Blues Bytes
"They aren't particularly legendary yet, but their brand of bone-rattling, rafter-rumbling roadhouse rock that mixes blues, old-school country, and early '80's Jason and the Scorchers-style cowpunk threatens to change that." Allison Stewart, No Depression