The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns are a band from Lancaster, PA. They have a unique sound which is a mix of rockabilly, psychobilly, country and late 70's punk. They have been playing together since the early 1990's and have toured quite a bit. The band consists of Quinton Jones (guitar), Dave Ferrara (drums), Wendell Jones (vocals), and Crusher Carmean (bass). Their newest release on Lanark Records, Rockabilly Deluxe, consists of 10 original songs. The record also features some guest musicians on keyboard, accordion, trombone and sax.
My favorite song on the album, "I've Got The Shakes," reminds me of the Neanderthals. Eddie Angel was thanked on this album, so I imagine the band is influenced by him. The band also sounds like they are influenced by the Stray Cats, especially in songs such as "It's Rock & Roll." "Long Gone Daddy" also sounds a lot like "Stray Cat Strut". If you like this style of music, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns would be a good band for you to check out!
Fun Fact: Quinton Jones is responsible for starting Lanark Records. Lanark has a stage at Viva Las Vegas this year so you can see The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns there with The Pole Cats, The Rockats, Robert Gordon and other Lanark Records bands!
You can buy this record directly from Lanark's site for $12.99.
Stay tuned for another album review for Lanark Records!