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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Ming City Rockers
Ever heard of Immingham, a dock town near Hull and Grimsby, nicknamed Ming and known only for its petrochemical plant ?
Obviously it seems there isn’t much to do in ‘Ming’, so four young musicians -Clancy Jones-Rhythm Guitar/vocals/harmonica, Morely Adams-Lead Guitar/backing vocals, Doc Ashton-Drums, Jakki Walsh-bass - decided to start a band aptly going by the name of Ming City Rockers instead of just sit around drinking and being cynical.
Ming City Rockers' debut and self-titled studio album was released on 15 September 2014 by the Mad Monkey label.
Half a hour of mayhem delivered at blistering speed. It’s an album infused with the spirit of The GODFATHERS, Link Wray and the delta blues, brimming with wit, desperation, defiance and bite and wrestling under the yoke of many masters: booze and narcotics (‘Get Out Of Your Head’), long-gone lovers (‘Rosetta’, ‘Twist It’), working-class nihilism (‘I Wanna Get Out Of Here…’, ‘I Don’t Like You’ and ‘You Ain’t No Friend Of Mine’) and Belzebub himself in their blistering, irreverent cover of Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’.
Favorite tracks : I wanna get out of here but I can’t take you anywhere - Twist it - Rosetta
Get it here : http://mingcityrockers.bigcartel.com/product/the-ming-city-r-ckers-cd-album