|Out now on CD & Luscious Vinyl...|
Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show have their first slab of wax out this week (March 2015) and what a great piece it is with no less than 5 crazed Cramps covers (Ha, only 4 on the CD) ! On lovely green vinyl too. 'It's Fun To Be A Monster' is the follow up to their CD only release of 'Boneyard A Go Go' from 2012.
Shock! After Shock! After Shock!!! This record is gunna bake ya, it’s gunna flake ya, it’s gunna boil you up and shake ya. Tune in and stay sick to the sounds of the Boneyard from Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show. The Cramps meet Alien Sex Fiend in a Bonearama Twist Off.....so says the blurb at Screen edge, the bands UK label, can't say that I disagree all that much either !
|Stay Sick Purple Knifers !|
Cop the Voodoo, JuJu man looking like some kind of Ghoulardi meets Nik Fiend meets Marylin Manson and Psychedelic Jungle era Lux on a bad day ! That's lead boneyard man and MC Zombie Bastard Ratty ! (The Rodent, although I bet his mother calls him something else). Our man Ratty has quite the pedigree in case you were thinking that they had only recently crawled out from some delapidated crypt ? Ratty actually started out in his late teens as drummer for the Blackpool based psychobilly band, The Turnpike Cruisers, he left them in 1987 to take up the sticks when Johnny Haha quit Alien Sex Fiend, the story goes that 'The Cruisers' had several slots supporting ASF on a leg of a particular tour and the 'Fiends' were at the back listening in on his soundcheck, no doubt hatching some dastardly scheme to kidnap him and subject the poor soul to some kind of mind control process, this is more or less what actually transpired, although the brainwashing simply consisted of giving him a shed load of mind altering substances ! For the full lowdown on that particular phase, you should read 'Once Upon A Fiend' the story of how it all came to be.
|Vince Ripper (L) & The Rodent (R).|
|Has to be seen to be believed !|
UNDER THE WIRES : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y9tadiL_3o
SOME NEW KIND OF KICK :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVEYlFqKf54
ZOMBIE DANCE :
What you have here is a band (duo) that actually 'Get It' ! It's not simply about learning the chords and riffs, it's about fun, yeah there are theatrics but then The Cramps, or at least Lux wasn't opposed to letting rip either ! It's about the references, knowing where it's coming from, not just imitation, some may say "why do covers" ? "why not do originals" ? I'm sure they do, but when you have source material as good as The Cramps why bother ?.......they themselves certainly didn't after all !
|good looking double bill !|
They're also releasing a ltd 7" at some point this year too and there's talk of a possible live album...all in all a very promising 2015 !
You can contact the guys through the usual plethora of social media and their website which incidently should be your first port of call to get your dirty little hands on all manner of goodies including the albums and assorted merch !
Here's a link to a great interview with Ratfink : http://thatmakesitnotinsane.blogspot.ie/2013/12/a-chat-with-andrew-ratfink-wilson.html
Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show Website : http://vinceripperandtherodentshow.com/
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vince-Ripper-and-The-Rodent-Show/177724172238416
So, go see them, buy their albums, at the very least the vinyl.......
Stay Sick !