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"Ride Daddy Ride" (2011)
In May 2011 Goosebumps returned to Ten21, one of the UK's top studios, to record their second album. Consisting of 14 tracks, the album fully captures the energy and fun that the band create when they perform live. Add this with some top-quality sound production and mastering from Ten21 Studios and the final result is an album that will demand repeat listening! To hear an eight-song preview of the album before buying, click here. Once again, Goosebumps received a 5 star review in Maverick Magazine for Ride Daddy Ride - read the full review below.
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GOOSEBUMPS - RIDE DADDY RIDE (Chicken Skin Records) *****
Five-piece band based in the UK but having played all around in various locations is simply spellbinding outfit. With their mixture of swing band and rock and roll that makes you want to jump out of your seat and grab hold of anybody who is nearby so you’ll have someone to dance with, the music of Goosebumps is good for the soul. This is their second record and follows on in the same vein as their utterly brilliant debut, but shows that Goosebumps are constantly developing as a band that will always knock you off your feet. A staggering fourteen songs, there is just so much to like about this record. “This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof” has the ability to invigorate the soul of any dowdy individual. With rock and roll guitar licks found throughout, seeing this performed up close and personal would be a sight to relish. Also impressive is “Blood Shot Eyes,” a song that simply has something for everybody. This particular tune is one which asks the question; if you don’t like it, maybe music isn’t for you? This band just gets better and better. Here’s to the future of Goosebumps with a third record hopefully in the pipeline. RH
Russell Hill - Maverick Magazine April 2012 www.maverick-country.com
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"Chicken Skin Swing" (2008)
Goosebumps debut album "Chicken Skin Swing". Recorded October 2008 at Ten21, one of Kent's top recording studios, this album contains 16 tracks of 100% freshly-squeezed pure swing and jive music!
Chicken Skin Swing received a 5 out of 5 star review in respected country, bluegrass and roots magazine "Maverick Magazine" - read the full review below.
2) Jump Jive Wail
3) Grandma Plays The Numbers
4) Reet Petite and Gone
5) Route 66
6) Pennies From Heaven
8) Saturday Night Fish Fry
9) Tuxedo Junction
10) I Like My Baby's Pudding
11) Straighten Up And Fly Right
12) Choo Choo Cha Boogie
13) Reet Petite
14) It's Only A Paper Moon
15) Jack You Dead
16) Flip Flop Fly
GOOSEBUMPS - CHICKEN SKIN SWING (Chicken Skin Records) *****
"Refreshing to hear authentic-sounding swing and jive music in a contemporary band sung to such quality."
Initially believing they were from New Orleans or Austin due to the crisp, sublime sound they create it is surprising to read this band actually comes from Kent who bring you here their debut album of sixteen tracks. It is often that you find in bands who perform jive and swing don't really know what they're doing, which in turn comes across as amateur rather than a professional and enjoyable experience. This band is certainly not one which adheres to this musical rule of thumb, but are a cut above the rest.
An admirable attempt it may be, the quality of Get Your Kicks On Route 66 lies not within the energetic sound this band creates but timing in the use of country instruments. Just when you become breathless due to the quality of this version you are hit with some unstoppable harmonica which might seem minimal but the harp player, Mark Churchward, by all means takes advantage of each second he is given. Following on from this track is Pennies From Heaven. It might seem like a foolish idea to try and record another classic, but this is no silly venture as their version is superior in some ways than the artists who attempted it after it was first released all those years ago in 1936. Sounding like a traditional rock and roll love song, this version is as melodic as it is swinging and towards its conclusion will probably see you swinging just that little bit more melancholic to the sweet notes of the saxophone.
Classics aren't the only type of song covered here but tracks which have not been heard previously. Music is such a great entertainer that she enlightens you to material which you might not have heard before and would highly enjoy. Jack You Dead is a prime example of this. With a faster beat than many of the large number of tracks found in this sublime album, it has a big band sound about it that is reminiscent of Ted Heath or Glenn Miller but has the cracking bonus of having some country picking throughout on electric guitar. A tune to entertain those fortunate to have a copy that's for sure. With this, their sixteen track album which has no hint of amateur efforts about it whatsoever, this band is one that as long as they keep gigging and playing material like this than stardom and further success will not be too far around the corner. RH
Russell Hill - Maverick Magazine September 2009 www.maverick-country.com
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