Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Ballistic Cats - Ride That Rocket
|The Ballistic Cats are a fine roots rock band with genuine vintage sound and appeal. Their instros are perfectly roots oriented. There's Link Wray and Cadillac Angels influence to my ear, a natural combination. If you like rockabilly, Americana, and instros, then they will please you.|
Picks: Too Greasy To Surf, Billy Hoot, Jack The Ripper
Track by Track Review
Edgy roots guitar plays a tasteful riff. Handclaps and a great bass line, along with well suited drums, give "Too Greasy To Surf" s bit of a pop sound. The title is aptly chosen, with tone and style that are all Americana, yet there's a bit of coastal appeal. Very nice track!
"Billy Hoot" is a tuff rompin' rockabilly romp with a swell riff and infectious beat. While fairly simple, the song is very cool. I think its biggest attraction is the drums beat because it supports the guitar so well. Greta tone, solid bass, and lots to enjoy bout it.
Link Wray and his Raymen's "Jack The Ripper" is always gnarly. This live recording is very reverent, sporting appropriate sustain and dangerous tone.