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Extra Sauce



The ghosts of Johnny Horton and Ricky Nelson are all over this one. Done LIVE in the studio to capture the energy and fun of a Riptones show.

Full Description

Come and get it. Produced by Ian Spanic (of Spanic Boys fame), this is an unpretentious E-string heavy affair, full of Sun Sessions-era rhythm section energy and rockabilly boogie.  All of it is topped off by the sweet vocal harmonies of the Bonansinga brothers.  With a little Presley swagger, a little Buckaroo twang and a little Ricky Nelson thank you ma'am, it's just smooth enough and it's just rough enough.

Songs about food, yuppies on motorcycles, county fairs, food, and BBQ (which is better than food).  And who can't relate to lyrics like "Danny Jo Doss got pissed and punched his boss" ("Danny Jo Doss")?

The ghosts of Johnny Horton, Gene Vincent and Red Sovine are all over this one. Done LIVE in the studio to capture the energy and fun of a Riptones show. It ain't high art, but dammit, it's fun. Doesn't that count for anything anymore?

Choice Cuts:
Out All Night
Motorcycle Man
Good BBQ
County Fair

Short Description
  • Hitting a gracefully rockin' midpoint between rockabilly and western swing...Extra Sauce gives the band plenty of room to show what they can do (Andon Davis on guitar: take bow!)

    — Capital Times
  • Like a midway attraction, it's a satisfying ride.

    — No Depression
  • Splitting the difference between old-school country and high-attitude rockabilly, the Riptones work up a healthy twang on Extra Sauce

  • Country to the hilt, smiling and swinging in a style, mixing backwoods swagger with Beatles-quality melody-making and catchiness. Topping each toe-tapping tune are lyrics that are sly, witty, and eminently sinagalongable.

    — Ink Nineteen

Track List

  • 1. Out All Night
  • 2. (You Don't Know) How Mean You Really Are
  • 3. Motorcycle Man
  • 4. Good BBQ
  • 5. The Meanest Man in the World
  • 6. Evil Ways
  • 7. County Fair
  • 8. Extra Sauce
  • 9. Crawfish Pie
  • 10. I Forgot To Cry
  • 11. Jill
  • 12. Danny Jo Doss


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