Night Beats, who last week digitally released their recent Record Store Day album, Night Beats Perform The Sonics’ ‘Boom’ , an exact track-by-track cover of The Sonics classic 1966 album Boom have today shared the track “Let The Good Times Roll.” The Texan band, led by Danny Lee Blackwell, have effortlessly captured the spirit of the garage rock classic from the Pacific Northwest band who have rightly been held up as both musical pioneers and heroes of their generation.
Treading that line between keeping the legacy of this classic album burning bright, while injecting their own brand of earth-quakin’ soul-shakin, maximum R&B, Night Beats, featuring Mike From Mystery Lights, Cole from Black Lips and Julien from Warbly Jets on this recording, have successfully drawn a fuzz and feedback coated line between themselves and this era-defining record.
The album follows released fourth studio album, Myth Of A Man. Released in January, it was their second for Heavenly Recordings following the release of Who Sold My Generation in 2016. While Blackwell has always fed off the musical legacy of his Texan roots—Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, The Black Angels and more paving the way for the the napalm-coated psych-rock head-trip of past albums—Myth Of A Man saw him pulling from the surrogate wellspring of Nashville, Tennessee.
It was there that he worked with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), and a group of session musicians, the combined weight of experience that comes from working with every legend from Aretha Franklin to Elvis not lost on Blackwell.
2. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
3. Skinny Minny
4. Let The Good Times Roll
5. Don’t You Just Know It
6. Jenny Jenny
7. He’s Waiting
8. Louie Louie
9. Since I Fell For You
10. Hitch Hike
11. Its Alright
12. Shot Down
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