HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION, THE: The Sparky Sessions: CD

I have probably spoken about rockabilly more than once in these pages. It’s not a genre that I despise, but not one I am frantically searching for listening options in my collection on a Saturday night. This record has enough outside elements to keep it interesting. With the vocals of Emanuela Hunter coupled with Mark “Sparky” Phillips from Demented Are Go, the end results work more often than not. Covering a Phil Spector song in 2019 may be ill-advised, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater yet. Intriguing. –Sean Koepenick (Jungle, [email protected])