King Salami and the Cumberland 3: Cookin’ Up A Party

photo Roy Daniel

photo Roy Daniel

Teasing and inciting with a heated passion and excitable energy living up to its title, Cookin’ Up A Party is an insatiably mischievous explosion of enterprise and fun from King Salami and the Cumberland 3. It is a thrilling instigator of devilment and lustful rapture brought on by its sensational conjurations of rhythm n blues soaked through with punk, soul, and the finest purest veins of vintage rock n roll and rockabilly. It is a release which grabs you by the heart and takes you into a riot of unbridled joy and infectious rascality like an old triumphant friend.

Cookin’ Up A Party is the second album from the band and follows the brilliant storm of diablerie of debut Fourteen Blazin’ 11073 [Converted]Bangers. The new album brings further sonic brawls of devilry driven by the same pleasing hunger and instinctive fun which has seen the band major lures to fans and passions all over the UK, Europe, and as far as Japan and China. It is hard to say that the new release is a dramatic step into something different from its predecessor but the band continues to stand at the top of its creativity with more of the familiar and varied aural manna, a feast of joy to devour with primal greed.

Led as always by the vocal knavery of the King, the band unleashes fourteen more slices of sheer contagion with again the irresistible musical persuasion of former members of the Ulcers, Chinese Lungs and The Parkinsons, in the charismatic shape of sonic teasers Eric Baconstrip, Kamikaze U.T. Vincent, and Pepe Ronnie. The London band is a musical mongrel rippling with the dramatic flavours of the Caribbean, France, Japan, and Wales, its member’s nationalities, and now flushed with a melodic fire from Mexico brought by new and fifth member Chuchi Sobrassada. Combined they as mentioned bring more of their delicious tasty sounds but now with an extra incendiary sax spice for the heart to consume with ravenous appetite.

As soon as the big beats of Prissy Missy thump the ear for the opener, senses and excitement eagerly raise their already excited heads. With King Salami pouncing with his ever magnetic style and energy, the song leads the listener into a fiery encounter with those rampant towering rhythms a primal lure and guitars a jangling pleasure. The deal is sealed for the passions with the seductive sax coaxing of Sobrassada, his melodic flames a lip smacking additional spice to the already hot dish being offered.

Through the following tracks She’s A Kukamunga and Howlin’ For My Woman, the release continues as a riveting companion leaving one exhausted and emotionally aroused. Vocally the King as ever owns the ear, his delivery irrepressible with essences of Bo Diddley and Screaming Jay Hawkins whispering loudly from within his distinct style. Both songs stomp with melodic caresses and rascally energy, the first a lively romance lyrically and for the ear whilst the second is a rocking encounter with sonic shimmering and bruising rhythmic taunting which ignites the already deeply entrenched pleasure further.

photo Roy Daniel

photo Roy Daniel

As the likes of Yosemite Sam with its seductive sax and guitar dance over rowdy rhythms, the roisterous Less Bone More Meat, and Watch Your Mouth with its punkish stance and insistent rumbling r & b breath, spellbind and consume the imagination, the album already has full grip and persuasion on the heart, offering open variety and mesmeric enterprise within its wonderfully agitated and contagious swagger..

From start to finish each track on Cookin’ Up A Party is a raucous treat with the loud exhilarating party of the album being aided and abetted most impressively by The Monkey Beat with its hyperactive garage punk of pleasure, the intoxicating instrumental Big Chief with its epidemic of hypnotic rhythms, wanton hooks, and melodic suggestiveness, and Trubble Trubble. The second of the three has a brilliant raw growl from the bass which alongside its sonic flames easily steers the track towards top honours on the album even if now and then during its viral catchiness one wants to shout tequila. Trubble Trubble is another song which steals the passions instantly, its stirring romp of a gait inciting nothing less than ardour and the skilled manipulation of the senses by all from guitars to bass and rhythms to vocals, impossible to disengage from within and after its compelling company.

Ending on the equally magnificent It’s All Your Fault with its resonating rhythms, coaxing percussion sweeps, and strolling melodic caresses, the  Dirty Water Records released album is the ultimate blast for heart, and soul. King Salami and the Cumberland 3 have released yet another album which refuses to let you be a wallflower to its rollicking encounter or feet and voice to be  a mere watcher of the sweaty unrestrained  vibrant and pulsating sounds within the album. Not that you will want to refuse its outstanding suasion.

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RingMaster 10/02/2013

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King Salami And The Cumberland 3: Fourteen Blazin’ Bangers

With an interview with the high octane bundle of energy that is King Salami in the offing it is only right we take a look at the recent album from King Salami And The Cumberland 3. To be honest it came out in the tail end of last year but having looked for an excuse to delve back a few months and share this simply brilliant explosion of irresistible and excitable sounds an interview seems a good enough reason. Fourteen Blazin’ Bangers is music at its best and what it was invented for, to ignite the deepest pleasure and thrills possible within each and every one of us.

Formed in 2006 the quartet of one Japanese, one French, one Caribbean and one Spanish conjurors of fun, draw influences and flavours from the fifties and sixties and spice them up with their own contagious blend of insatiable ingenuity and energy. Consisting of former members of the Ulcers, Chinese Lungs and Parkinsons, The Cumberland 3 led by the irrepressible King Salami leave one breathless and over excited with their album. Released on Dirty Water Records Fourteen Blazin’ Bangers is a wonderfully agitated swell of movement, its brief to unleash an unrelenting explosion of infection and hyperactive melodic pleasure.

King Salami And The Cumberland 3 has riled up hearts and emotions all across Europe with the sharing of stages with the likes of The Pretty Things, The Trashmen, The Standells, The Mummies, The Bellrays, and The Cynics to name a few. Renowned for their irresistible live performances and sweat drizzled excitement, the band have translated that energy and insistent mischief into their previous singles and now this album. It brings the essence of having the band there in front of you as it plays with your senses whilst firing up the need and urgency to catch them on stage.

The album explodes into the ear with Do The Wurst, an instantaneous assault of punk fuelled rhythm & blues/rockabilly. The beats and rhythms assume full control of limbs like a maniacal puppeteer instantly whilst the guitars fire up the aggression and attitude expected from a meeting of Screaming Jay Hawkins and The Meteors. The track has one joining in with movement and voice within mere seconds and even has the most composed and reserved of us flinging a few air guitar chords into the heated air. It is the perfect opening and sets the album up for greatness no matter what follows. To be honest the album only took a couple of songs to make a believer and adoring fan of us here so excuse the drool dripping from each and every word we place upon it.

The excellent I Smell A Rat with its raw and hungry breath searches for the ear next. With garage caked intensity to the guitars it leaves a big grin on the face though not as wide as from the following Mojo Workout. If you could have improper thoughts about a song this would be the one at the centre, a bristling irresistible slice of naughtiness. King is supreme leading the thoughts and emotions into trouble like a mischievous big brother ably assisted and egged on by the rest of the band.

Every song deserves close attention as not once does the manic party within the album lull or slip into a reserved moment, but those pleasures are for you to find out and feel. The more fiery highlights though include songs like the wanton sax pleasuring of They Don’t Know, the tribal contagion that is Pawnee Stomp, the Big Bopper/Screaming Lord Sutch glory of Watcha Gonna Do Tomorrow, and Sweet Love To You where Gene Vincent meets Ray Campi and The Blue Cats in a salacious love nest.

A twisting and energetic boiling brew of rockabilly, rhythm & blues, punk, and explosive rock n roll    Fourteen Blazin’ Bangers is simply magnificent and the surest fullest pleasure one can have within the ear. With spices and passion from the likes of James Brown, Sonny Burgress, The Sonics, and The Frantic Flintstones to name a mere few you can easily tell the vibrant and pulsating sounds within the album. King Salami And The Cumberland 3 are the match to fire up every day and heart; you just need to say hi.

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RingMaster 23/05/2012

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