The 1950’s was the baby era of modern music and one of the most beloved shapes it took was that of rockabilly, a sub-genre so innocently crafted by mixing country and rhythm & blues that it became the first stage of classic rock’n‘roll and mesmerized an entire generation of kids willing to use tons of hair gel, jeans, leather jackets and dance their youth away.
Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson and many more gave it a nationwide acknowledgment and tattooed on the masses minds and hearts. Years after, a young boy named Brian Setzer and his Stray Cats gave it a new reason to live during the eighties and the genre has been kept alive in underground scenes around the world.
One of those scenes saw the birth of a new pack of cats, México’s very own Rebel Cats, a father-son-and-friend combo that takes the old ways of the rockabilly visual style and show and puts it for their fans to hear and dance along.
Members Vince Monster, Vincent Van Rock and Lalobilly have eight years, national tours and a couple of well-known music festivals under their belts to be proud of. Their latest album, Diversión (‘fun’, in Spanish) is eager to take your grandparents out of their couches and their leather jackets out of their dusty closets for a night out.
The theme Anclado A ti has doo wops and reverbed guitars to bright up any kind of day, with a nice charge of diversion and nostalgia wrapped around them.
Written by Jorge A. López Mendicuti
OurVinyl | Senior Writer
Rebel Cats’ “Anclado A Ti”