“Uranium Rock”

The Scourge of the South is back with a vengeance with another great design in black & white on Slave Audio Documents. If you haven't heard of the Tremors before, you must read their bio and review of their previous CD release first...  This new mini-album is something special, apart from the fabulous cover design and the superb tremulous music, it's released on CD as well as vinyl. The EP contains 4 tracks and is pressed on mint green "glow in the dark" vinyl. Looks sharp! The inside is a large folded collage of band pictures, very well done.  The mini-CD contains 2 bonus tracks. One is an alternate of the smash hit from their previous album "Pill Popper", the second a version of Carl Perkins' "Her Love Rubbed Off". It all starts with the title song, Warren Smith's "Uranium Rock", brought to you Horror Bop Tremors style. This always was a great song, and this new revived version... well you just gotta rock!  "Make with the Shake" and "Lovin' on My Mind" are both Tremors originals, written by Tremor, Perkins & Armstrong. Two great fast paced rockabilly songs with superb slapping by Slim Perkins (don't you just love this guy). Jimmy Tremor's slightly distorted guitar makes the unique Tremor sound that'll make you're skin crawl.  Last but certainly not least is a very fast rendition of Mack Vickery's "Drive-In" that'll knock you off your feet. As with the "Scourge of the South" album, not for the faint-hearted rockabilly fan, but damn good rock'n'roll music.

“Uranium Rock”

Profiled in RM in January, North Carolina's bone-rattling Tremors are back with an incendiary 6-song CD thatis also
available as a cool glow-in-the-dark green 45 with picture sleeve. Split half/half between choice covers and must-hear originals,
this disc is a fine complement to their earlier "Scourge of the South" CD. Jimmy Tremor (guitar/vocals) Slim Perkins (stand up) and Stretch Armstrong (drums) collaborated in penning addictive boppers "Lovin' on My Mind" and "Make with the Shake". As is to be expected from the Tremors, loose-jointed rockabilly is heavily laced with toxic slam-bang punk fever, and let sparks fly where they may. The frantic "Pill Popper" first appeared on "Scourge" and is a worthy addition. Well-picked and somewhat obscure covers include the title song (Sun's Warren Smith), "Drive-In" by Mack Vickery and Carl Perkins' winking "Her Love Rubbed Off". That this CD contains only six songs may have kept it from "Editor's Wallet" distinction, but then 6 are enough to hold us until the next full-length Tremors release. Soon, guys. - D.C. Larson

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