SPEEDBALL JR “Treble in Paradise” (CD/LP) (REVIEWS)Continue reading
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:: CD OUT @ 12 December 2011 ::
. Treble In Paradise (3:06) . Swell Hell (2:26) . Swimming With The Sharks (2:54) . Beat Girl (1:51) (John Barry) . Take It Back (2:31) . Pilgrimage (3:00) . Bombora (3:30) (The Atlantics) . Motion Of The Ocean (3:07) . Mr. White (3:02) . … And The Horse You Rode In On (2:43) (Gary Siperko / Mofos) . There She Blows* (4:10) . Halloween** (2:49) (Rob Zombie & The Ghastly Ones) . Maiden Surf (2:16) . Cor Steijn Rides The Wild (3:04) (The Apemen)
All songs written and arranged by Speedball Jr except were noted | * Mandolin by Fre ’74, ** Vocals by Scorchin’ Sascha + Backing Vocals by Fre ’74 | Recorded at Jack Studio | Drums recorded at CCR, Deinze, Belgium | Mixed by Dylan at HoloDeckXX Studio, Terneuzen, Netherlands | Mastered by Dennis Rux at Yeah Yeah Yeah Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
Speedball JR was formed in the summer of 2000 during Ghent’s (surfcity Belgium) famous surf explosion. They originally played more traditional surf rock like Dick Dale, Bobby Fuller Four and the Ventures. You can hear these influences on their first studio session which was recorded at the end of 2000 at the Yellow Tape studio. Later on they developed a more trashy sound with more garage and sixties influences and started to write their own tunes.
The band gigged with a number of cool surf bands like Jon & The Nightriders, Slacktone, Dick Dale, The Wangs, among others, all the time they were honing their sound and finding their own place among these contemporaries. They also supported Bo Diddley at one of his final shows.
The first full CD “Whiplash,” was recorded in 2003 at Zamans Catfarm studio and was released by Drunkabilly Records. This album is also available on vinyl and includes a video which was shown on the Belgian MTV.
Also their second album “For the Broad Minded”, recorded in 2006 at CCR and released by Green Cookie records, was selling like hot cakes!
And in 2011, after some serious band changes they released their 3rd long player “Treble in Paradise”. All sleeve designs are masterpieces of hotrod-trash-art by Mighty Sam the renowned graphic artist.
Speedball JR keeps continuing to gig all over Europe, bringing their intense reverb soaked live-show to festivals and venues near you! So put on your shrunken head necklace, steal your grannies ironing board and surf on down to a venue near YOU!!!
Speedball Jr. play with unending intensity and volume. They are louder and harsher than Dick Dale these days. This is not your father’s surf. For The Broad Minded is a complete energy drain. You may not be able to take it all the way through in one sitting. Aggressive, intense, and way over the top! the final track on the disc is a Christmas vocal called “Rudolph’s Secret.”Continue reading
Organ: El Gonk | Rhythm guitar: Scorchin’ Sascha | Lead guitar: Fre 74 | Drums: Frantic Frank | Go Go: Miss Wednesday & Sleazy Sandra | Bass: Beatgirl AleXandra
Beatgirl AleXandra | Fre 74 | Frantic Frank