ROCKET 808: “Digital Billboards” b/w “Mystery Train”: 7”

Jan 30, 2019

Rocket 808 is the current project of John Schooley, noteworthy garage musician from the past twenty years, who’s been a part of everything from Gearhead’s Hard Feelings to The Revelators. Rocket 808’s bio references a comparison to Link Wray crossed with Suicide. As much as it is a massive pet peeve of mine for reviewers to piggy back on lazy, prewritten content, I can’t help but agree, since it’s perfectly accurate, although I may have said Bloodshot Bill instead of Link Wray. Great stuff—one instrumental and one more upbeat rocker of guitar work backed by a primitive-sounding drum machine. Looking forward to more. –Steve Adamyk (12XU,