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Rockabilly Revival

Rockabilly Revival

Who: Me Me Me
Where: Northern Star Hotel
Author: Anthony Scully
When: Saturday August 8, 1998

SPY movies, 1950s sci-fi and spaghetti Western sounds are all music to the ears of ME ME ME who will launch its latest CD REMORSE IS MY BITTER COMPANION this Saturday night at the Northern Star Hotel.

While its songwriting may be eclectic the band has adopted a more accessible approach to live performances, returning to its roots in rockabilly covers, as well as originals.'It gives people a little bit more of a handle on where you're coming from,' guitarist KARL RICHRDSON said.

According to Richardson, Rockabilly is enjoying a resurgence in Sydney where the band plays most of its shows. 'I don't know about you but I'm all Indie-popped out,' he said.

The group has added covers by JANIS MARTIN 'considered the female ELVIS' in the 1950s, with JOHNNY BURNETTE and ELVIS PRESLEY SUN (STUDIO) songs.

The latest CD was recorded basically live to an eight-track recorder and is as raw as the early rock and roll records. The approach has worked well in Sydney where audiences range from died-in-the-wool rockabilly dancers and 'sick puppies' looking for 'thrash garage trash'. 'Some of the die-hard rockers are so particular with authenticity but that doesn't hold with us,' Richardson said. 'We like to mush everything around a bit.' The result of the live covers has been an audience tailor-made for Me Me Me's original sounds.

Me Me Me also features DEAN UPSTON on upright bass, DELORES FOXTONFINN on guitar and lead vocals, and DARRIN MORGAN on drums.

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