Attention please! After forming his newest Psychobilly related outfit about two years ago, Meteors co-founder NIGEL LEWIS is finally available again for the record- buying public with a furious double CD on the Drunkabilly label. The first disc is his first full-length studio creation since the release of his solo album What I Feel Now , released in 1986 and includes eleven brand-new songs, all written by the Psychobilly co-creator himself and shelter an exciting blend of Trash and psychotic Rockabilly . The second platter, marked as " bonus CD Live at Hamburg at the 20flight Rock" includes a 24!!!-track live performance of NIGEL LEWIS AND THE ZORCHMEN in Hamburg recorded in February 2007, rattling back and forth through his best compositions from his all best-known earlier acts. My recommendations from his studio album are I Wanna Be Someone, Footsteps, Destination Blue and Rockabilly. Highlights from the live recordings are Final Kick, Rockabilly Psychosis, Brand New Gun, Another Half Hour Till Sunrise and My Daddy Is A Vampire.
This is the long-awaited second release of NIGEL LEWIS & THE ZORCHMEN, carrying twelve brand new tracks from "the true believer of rockabilly psychosis". The reshuffled line-up sounds tight as ever and the whole affair is very varied and rockin' with changes of tempi, influences and themes, without drifting further away from the billy roots. Top-notch song-writing, brilliant musicianship and an excellent job from the mixing desk makes it all perfect. The album is available on compact disc ( Diablo Records) and 12" vinyl ( Crazy Love ) respectively. Hard to pick any highlights, but my personal favourites are Don't Fuck Around With Me, I Know Something, the cover version of the Richard Hell & The Voidoids track Blank Generation, Mad As Hell and Ain't What I Call Rock'n'Roll.