Monday, June 8, 2015

WE'RE THE GOOD OL' BOYS

They don't get any more stealth than this. The Night Raiders, sometimes billed as Mickey Hawks with Moon Mullins and his Night Raiders, and sometimes just Mickey Hawks. (Hawks is the guy in the top left.). Surely these guys were all about the bait and switch, playing the safe prom band angle and then letting loose once the stage was theirs. Maybe not. All I know is that they were capable of some wild shit, way wilder than that photo implies. The song below is just an teaser, a guitar instrumental credited to Hawks, even though he was the singer and piano player. The guitarist was a sixteen year old whizkid named Bill Ballard. He joined the band at the age of fourteen. Unbelievably badass. He wrote it too. If that one gets you all hot and bothered, you really need to check the three at this old post to fully appreciate how nuts these guys could get.

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Listen:
Mickey Hawks - Cotton Pickin' mp3 at Mp3 Rockabilly
More:
Night Raiders - Three cuts at this old post On "Bip Bop Boom" Ballard was only fourteen.
Visit:
Mickey Hawks at Wikipedia

1 comment:

Mike Schmidt said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2E3PVLW6XQ

Bip Bop Boom sung by a dog puppet