Two Legendary Albums: Rumble Rat & Rumble

Two Legendary Albums: Rumble Rat & Rumble

by Rumble on the BeachRumble on the Beach

CD(German Import)

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West German retro-rockers give away the game in their very name: they pledge allegiance to the altar of Link Wray, worshipping all the leather jackets, switchblades, and shades that come with it. They also like his power chords and swagger, elements they spike with a bit of bravado borrowed from Eddie Cochran but maybe learned from the Stray Cats, given that the band recorded their first album in the 1985. On Bear Family's 2016 two-fer, Two Legendary Albums: Rumble Rat & Rumble, it's possible to hear their '80s roots via guitars pushed through stompboxes, a bit of a rebel yell styled after Joe Strummer and, especially, through a novelty cover of Prince's "Purple Rain," which revs up at the chorus. Whenever Rumble on the Beach plays it straight: the group never attempts to be anything other than a greasy throwback, placing just a little more emphasis on style than song. This means their originals kind of fall apart -- they're pastiches, one and all -- but the covers aren't bad and the whole thing is mildly entertaining, providing a dose of nostalgia for a dose of nostalgia.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2016
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 5397102175022
catalogNumber: 3162079
Rank: 155642

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rumble on the Beach   Primary Artist
Andreas Proff   Saxophone
Ed Csupkay   Fiddle
Andy Merck   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Michael Ohlhoff   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Marc Mittelacher   Drums,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Efa Schütte   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Prince   Composer
Link Wray   Composer
Glen Moore   Composer
Lou Deprijck   Composer
Cavan Grogan   Composer
Richard O'Brien   Composer
Jorg Siemer   Engineer
Milton Subotsky   Composer
Yves M. Lacomblez   Composer
Rhoda Roberts   Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann   Artwork
Andreas Merck   Composer
Kenny Jacobson   Composer
Art Adams   Composer
Rumble on the Beach   Producer,Reissue Producer
Mark Grant   Composer
Michael Ohlhoff   Composer
Marc Mittelacher   Composer,Liner Notes

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