Brian Setzer

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Brian Setzer is one of those wild geniuses who keeps the Earth properly spinning on its axis – a consistent institution who you can count on while pretty much everything else comes and goes. If nothing else, he might be saving American history from the scorch of its own warped magnifying glass memory. We’ve screwed up the 50’s – reduced it into one giant goof cartoon of crummy over-fattening food, leather jackets and endless sock hops. And the 80’s showed up more or less mangled on arrival. But Brian Setzer, a punk rocker grinning across a gorgeous Gretsch splashed through the neon of the 80’s scene with a sound that channeled the earliest primal yelps of rock n’ roll. Then in the 90's when every guy within a fedora’s throw of Hollywood wanted to form a swing band, Setzer massed a bloody orchestra and launched a blistering assault on all the zoot-suited mannequins cruising the scene. With an astonishing consistency and quality of output, an honest reverence for the American musical tradition and an idiosyncratic swagger that is itself the kind of brand that defies all contrivance, Brian’s on that short list alongside guys like Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck, or, hell, Hendrix who inhabit their own crazy little islands where the waves around them may change direction but the guitar licks are scorching, the drinks stay cold and the circle remains unbroken.

Brian Setzer's smash hit "Rockabilly Riot!" tour saw him rock four different continents: Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia! We took the very best from every show to put together this amazing album! It's an all-out assault. An overcharged and thrilling attack of American rock n’ roll. This lineup includes two (YES TWO!) slappin’ stand-up bassists (each bringing some extra thump to the party,) two (YES TWO!) drummers, one being none other than Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom, and an on-fire boogie-woogie piano.

Check out the scorchin' tracks available on the triple vinyl:


Ignition (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

'49 Mercury Blues (Calgary, Canada)

This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof (Edmonton, Canada)

Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder) (Adelaide, Australia)


8-Track (Bordeaux, France)

Slow Down / Folsom Prison Blues (Austin, Texas, USA)

Put Your Cat Clothes On (Seattle, Washington, USA)


Blue Moon of Kentucky (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Pickpocket (Stockholm, Sweden)

Rumble in Brighton (Tokyo, Japan)

Runaway Boys (Portland, Oregon, USA)


(She's) Sexy + 17 (Berlin, Germany)

Stray Cat Strut (Manchester, England, UK)

Cry Baby (Zurich, Switzerland)

Great Balls Of Fire (Sydney, Australia)


Red Hot (Amsterdam, Holland)

Fishnet Stockings (Spokane, Washington, USA)


Rock This Town (Luxembourg, France)

Seven Nights to Rock (Wichita, Kansas, USA)




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