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Dennis Hopper Choppers - Be Ready

  by Maarten Schiethart

published: 4 / 8 / 2011

Dennis Hopper Choppers  - Be Ready
Label: D Wink
Format: CD


Impressive and thoroughly enjoyable second album from London-based band Dennis Hopper Choppers,which incorporates elements of folk surf, sixties garage trash, psychobilly and the blues

I have seen mentions of this band and I was put off by the band name. Using a famous name never went down well in my book, and I thought they'd be yet another bunch of hopeless, attention-seeking indie rockers. Fret not, they absolutely are great fun. 'Be Ready' renders zany jukebox merriness. Capable of almost any genre, they play folky surf, science fiction TV signature tunes and a fancy brew of, oh, pretty much anything non-electronic with the same ease. Not shy either of a rocking twang, sixties garage trash, loud psychobilly or slow grinding blues music, Dennis Hopper Choppers found an impressive balance. By the way, a name change to Dennis Chopper Hoppers is what I would recommend to them. It's like in 'Easy Rider', all the way from Memphis via New Orleans to Nashville in style. Psychedelic waltzes, torero trumpets, dubby eerie organ riffs et al may even wake Lux Interior from his grave with one tremendous blast off this album. The tearing sound of a saxophone on 'Number 1' builds the grand finale to a thoroughly enjoyable bonanza. 'Be Ready' is one of the few albums which I am certain that John Peel would have liked. Dennis Chopper Hoppers lack a conservative attitude and they do know how to write an excellent tune. Fabulously inventive memorabilia for the price of one album, Santa came to town extremely early this year!

Track Listing:-
1 Good To Me
2 All Could Come True
3 Girl Walked Out Of Town
4 All That I Once Thought
5 My Destiny
6 Long Trip Home
7 Moscow Nights
8 Blue
9 Razor Gang
10 Number 1
11 Heart To Dry
12 Come To My Party

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