Label: Count Orlok Music - C.O.C.K. XXIII • Format: CD Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Rockabilly
By the end of the Blue Cats found themselves in need of a bassist and a singer after the departure of Dave Phillips. From that moment they started to experiment and write new material with a more modern edge.
Released in Fight Back is representative of that era. Half of the album reminds the "old" Blue Cats with covers of the The Day The Rains Came - Various - Memories Are Made Of This Brothers, Gene Vincent, Eddie Bond, The Phantom, Marvin Rainwater, that are probably here to satisfy the label who didn't want to make a big departure from their successful previous.
The other half is by far the most interesting with six neo-rockabilly jewels, sometimes close to early psychobilly, written by Bradley. One can only regret the light production on some of this tracks and wonder how it would have sounded with more studio time. Almost three decades later, "Fight Back" remains a key album of the early 80's and a huge influence on numerous Saints Rock & Roll - The Blue Cats* - 1978 The Re-discovered Masters 1984.
Fred "Virgil" Turgis. Mesure d'audience ROI frequentation par. Bluelight Records BLR. Red Hot REP Dancing doll - Well I knocked - Rock therapy - Goofin' around. Best Dawn Yet!
Der Eigene Glaube - The Eternal Pain, Godless Cruelty - The Eternal Pain / Godless Cruelty, Streets Of Laredo - Bobby Bond - I Remember Jim Reeves, The Well Of Souls - Candlemass - The Curse Of Candlemass (DVD), Melting - Konkhra - Weed Out The Weak