crashed down on Planet Earth without a warning half a century
ago and, despite repeated assaults from as numerous as short-lived
other types of music, it has carried on unruffled its own sweet
way. Like it or not, rock is not dead and the Crybabys are the
living proof that it is still alive and kicking. But how else
could it be when you know that the band is composed of the legendary
Honest John Plain (co-founder of the Boys and punk rock icon),
guitar extraordinaire Darrell Bath (The Dogs D'amour, UK Subs
and Temple Tudor), Leslie Riggs (Cheap and Nasty, Godfathers,...)
and Spanish brother in arms Dany Garcia? But we can't judge a
band by looking at its calling card, no matter how impressive
this one is. Far from any commercial concern or elitist pseudo-fad,
" Rock On " Sessions is once and for all a rock'n'roll album with
all the purity and sincerity associated with this term. No popularity-seeking
messages or pompous statements but alternatively moving and humourous
lyrics backed up by a powerful rhythm section and guitars galore.
The Crybabys have no intention whatsoever to revolutionize the
music industry, they're much more interested in writing great
songs and concentrating on the beer crates awaiting them backstage.
" Rock On " Sessions is nonetheless a flawless album with a perfect
balance between ass-kicking numbers and sentimental ballads in
the true tradition of rock'n'roll.
- A short history
- The designer
rock-by-numbers bus has been hijacked, customised and revved off
the grid by fun-loving rock posse The CRYBABYS ! A band with this
kind of 'cred' and pedigree spoils the listener for choice, blazing
a multi-coloured trail across the full spectrum of the rock'n'roll
voice is a horizon full of dry-ice twilight, caught, bowled and
returned by Honest John's punk drawl. Searing guitars and rhythm
mechanics extraordinaires, The CRYBABYS confront with overwhelming
charisma. A galvanised weave of power 'audiogenics', their brand
of eclectic piracy intercepts the signal of rock mainstream and
hammers it into burnished metal.
of influence such as MOTT the HOOPLE, BOWIE, STONES and The NEW
YORK DOLLS catch the mind's eye.
JOHN PLAIN chalked up seven albums with The BOYS before going
on to play with The LURKERS, GARY HOLTON and CASINO STEEL , in
85 he joined ROBBIE RUSHTON in The MANNISH BOYS, whose history
with Tamla Motown is legendary. Returning to England The CRYBABYS
were formed, with DARRELL BATH.
joined UK.SUBS early 87 and toured Europe and America. He was
also on tour with CHOIRBOYS and THUNDER, and starred with HONEST
JOHN in the TOWERBLOCK ROCKERS before touring Germany with DIE
TOTEN HOSEN, in 93 joined The DOGS D'AMOUR recording one album
and toured America.
JOHN and DARRELL BATH recording two albums with IAN HUNTER.
The CRYBABYS - Receiver Rec. RRLP 142
You Don't Have to Wear Boots to be a Cowboy -Receiver Rec.
Good Girls - Receiver Rec.
single) Where Have all the Good Girls Gone - Receiver
Rec. RRSCD 1006
Who Were You Thinkin' Of - Receiver Rec.
single) Who Were You Thinkin' Of - Receiver Rec. RRSCD
Rock On Sessions - Action Rec. AR001CD