Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ain't Fakin'

Ohhhhhh. Oh Yeah. Jerry Lee was definitely thought of as ‘The Killer’ in our family. Almost nobody rocked like him. He was such a wild man. On tonight’s track Scot is offering us up some prime Rockabilly, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ by Mr. Lewis himself. On this track, Scot is rolling out the ‘billy’ in Rockabilly on lead vocals and, imagine the brain that can do this, playing this amazing, driving, right-on bass line. Listen to it!!! Super-stellar. When the heard starts breaking, it is Scot’s bass line that rounds them up. Backing him up are the BC crew (Jerry-guitar & Kenny-drums) and guests whose names while soon be identified.

Today’s artwork goes back to Scot’s editorial lineage. This piece was drawn with a Sharpie on to a clay-coated masonite surface and colored with illustrator’s markers. In the ‘old days’ illustrators often used huge sets of gradated markers—very stinky. We had one set we kept in a coffee can. Scot actually looked a little like Elvis. He clearly identified with the genre. This piece was done in 1989.

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