While their 2006 album TOO HOT 2 HANDLE is still racing the radio charts around the world THE BUCKSHOTS lands another great album with 3 JACKS HIGH.
3 JACKS HIGH takes off where TOO HOT 2 HANDLE left off. 14 originals of hard-edged, twangy rock 'n' roll. With the sound of juvenile delinquents hepped up on hormones, drenched in pomade and sporting sideburns as sharp as Tijuana switchblades THE BUCKSHOTS makes their stand. But that's not all!
For the uninitiated, 3 JACKS HIGH serves as the perfect rockabilly primer that kicks off with MY BABY DRIVES ME CRAZY, a wild rocker that surely will make people drive off the road. And then there’s no slowing down. A FINE TUNED LOVE MACHINE lets Jerry Lee Lewis impersonator Thommy Borssén roll the keys like the mad man he is. BAD BAD BOY shows the red thread with its tongue-in-cheek lyrics and steady groove – a sure hit.
And then the lovely boogie stomper HONEY BEE that would have made even Elvis jealous in his heydays. Gangsta swing meets the blues in DUANES BLUES. Don’t miss the kick ass trumpet by Ulrik Hog-lund. HAIL TO MR FORD is a true anthem to all Chevrolet owners and then we go nuts to THE JOINT IS JUMPING WILD with it’s fine mix of hard boogie and New Orleans brass. DEVILS PLAN takes on the bands favorite issue – bad women, and then we go below with DOWN TO HELL – a dark track with a twang accom-panied by the steel hands of Gunnar Frick (Ray Davies band), just to thrown you back to Sun Studios and the year 1955 in SWEET MISERY. And I CAN TOUCH THE MOON shows that Jorgens songwriting skills is wide and sends a nice cajun feeling to the track line up. Then we swing-a-boogie to TRUE LOVE, a true dance floor raver, followed by DO THE BOOGIE flavored with some the orgasmic wailing on the guitar. The album is bookended with a lovely romantic duet between Jorgen and his wife Marie called I HOPE I’LL SEE YOU SOON backed up by the sweet saxophone of Torbjorn Stenson. Once again THE BUCKSHOTS shows that they can handle a wide variety of genres and make them their own!
THE BUCKSHOTS schedule has been packed full ever since their start in spring of 2003 in the town of Gothenburg, Sweden. And through the way Jorgen Westman has taken on the 50's genre, by giving it a modern twist, his songwriting has been hailed worldwide:
''Hardknocking rockabilly with a driving rhythm and great guitar'' - Black Cat Rockabilly
''Flat out stompers with sing-along choruses. Global fun has been declared!'' - Rockabilly Magazine
''A damn near perfect rootsrockabilly record.'' - Rod & Kulture
So don’t miss out on this great album and keep those sideburns sharp!
Jorgen Westman (ex. Psychotic Youth) - lead vocals and guitar Peter Brylde ex. Rosie Flores, Hank Edwards) - stand up bass and backing vocals
Gustaf (ex. Black Outs, Partisans) - drums and backing vocals
01. My Baby Drives Me Crazy
02. A Fine Tuned Love Machine
03. Bad Bad Boy
04. Honey Bee
05. Duanes Blues
06. Hail To Mr Ford
07. Joint Is Jumping Wild
08. Devils Plan
09. Down To Hell
10. Sweet Misery
11. I Can Touch The Moon
12. True Love
13. Do The Boogie
14. I Hope I’ll Meet You Soon
(Enviken Records 2005)
Too Hot 2 Handle