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Buckshot

Freely and unashamedly mixing the hearts and souls of country, honky-tonk, rockabilly, blues and whatever else gets feet to tappin' and parties to hoppin'.

Full Description

On their third record for us, The Riptones serve up a fresh blasts of roots music that is sure to shake your tree. Freely and unashamedly mixing the hearts and souls of country, honky-tonk, rockabilly, blues and whatever else gets feet to tappin' and parties to hoppin', this album will leave your stereo reeking of stale beer and secondhand smoke.  We mean that in a good way.

The RipTones whip it out, beat your daddy eight-to-the-bar and get the carpet rolled up so you can scuff up the nice hardwood floors.  "Rebel Rock Armageddon" is an A-Bomb rockabilly rave-up they just don't write anymore (cuz they don't HAVE to, right?), and "Plastic Love" comes off like the hit Dwight Yoakum hasn't recorded yet.  The spaghetti-surf instrumental title track let's the new guy on lead guitar Michael Krasovech show off.  The only cover, Hank Penny's "Army Blues" SHOULD be a Riptones tune...

Can the lover of true whip-smart roots music ask for anything more?

Choice Cuts:
Rebel Rock Armageddon
Buckshot
Plastic Love
Get Me A Job

Short Description
  • Their influences span from Ernest Tubb to Sun Rockabilly to Buck Owens --- and pretty much everything in between.

    — Blue Suede News
  • If an American roots music spokesband needed to be nominated, The Riptones would have to be on the ballot.

    — Rockpile
  • Will the Riptones ever rustle up a national tour with Social Distortion or Dwight Yoakam? Probably not. But are they fun to see on a Friday night in the Midwest? I’d bet on it.

    — No Depression
  • These boys take passion over polish every time and that lends an irresistible vitality. Their sizzling blend of Sun Record rockabilly, Blasters roots punk and hard ass roadhouse is undeniable.

    — Exclaim

Track List

  • 1. Rebel Rock Armageddon
  • 2. Treat Her Right
  • 3. Pardon Me
  • 4. Buckshot
  • 5. Yvette
  • 6. Getting By
  • 7. Plastic Love
  • 8. Gone to Seed
  • 9. Army Blues
  • 10. Get Me a Job
  • 11. Burdett's Pond

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