MAD DOG COLE
SON OF SATAN (CRAZY LOVE)
After one of the most surprising comebacks in recent Psychobilly history back in 2007, all things MadDog Cole have been quite quiet for the last five-or-so years.
Gossiped to be lost again beyond the Psychobilly horizon and rumoured straying from the path of rockin' (dis)grace, it's now safe to say that the former Krewmen lead singer just took his time to work on the material for his follow-up release and to recruit a line up that works best with him.
Son Of Satan consists of twelve brand new tunes recorded at Western Star Studio, with Alan Wilson himself responsible for the perfect production and the final touches of the sound.
The whole affair impresses with an ever-present straightforward Psychobilly feel on the full album, solid variations of the theme and healthy changes in speed with arguably one of the most remarkable voices of the genre always in the thick of the action.
Saying all that this is rather the lost album of the McMillan/Cole era than a 21st century product of traditional Psychobilly tones, spiced up with a fat rhythm section that now also features Mark's former old band mate Dominic Parr back on drums, decent sharp and twangy guitaring by newly acquired Lee Gorrïnge, catchy melodies and a super tight sound all over the place.
Songs like The Darkness, Son Of Satan, Better Off Dead, Did I Make You Scared and Captain Black cement that this Crazy Love release is not only an essential part in this year's Psychobilly panorama but a clear message to all them disbelievers that "you can be sure...
that the mental MadDog's back!".