Bonus MP3: Spector 45 -- "Teenage Plague
Spector 45, drawn out. (Miguel Aguilar)
Over the course of a 45-minute (or so? I lost track) set, singer/guitarist Frankie 45 (aka Frankie Campagna) must've taken about four shots of tequila and drank at least a beer or two. And his play didn't really get any more sloppy as his trio's set rolled on (I guess that's the perk of playing punkabilly to begin with, though). Anyway, it was pretty rock star--especially when you consider that Frankie's also a bartender at Dada and he transitioned from behind the bar and onto the stage and then back to behind the bar in a blink of an eye, never pausing so much as to take a single deep breath between rocking out and serving drinks.
And just for kicks, he and the rest of Spector threw in a cover of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode."
Unfortunately, I didn't record it.
So instead, dear reader, I present you with this gem, a drinking ode to the heartbroken teen, off of Spector 45's 2006 album We Wanna Go!
Clocking in at just over two minutes, the track's pretty much all you could ask for as far as youngblood punkabilly goes: fast, gritty, scratchy.
Oh, and keep an eye out for a new Spector 45 record being released in the not-too-distant future. Frankie tells me he and the gang have booked recording time with Brian Nesbitt of January Sound Studio this summer. --Pete Freedman
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.