No truth to the rumor that the entire Hogwarts crew cast their “special magic” on the project, however… this is rock ‘n’ roll, kids, not fantasy… Pictured above: Chrome flanked by his Plowboy compatriots Shannon Pollard and Don Cusic.
By Blurt Staff
Punk legend Cheetah Chrome – co-founder of The Dead Boys, and more recently of Nashville’s Plowboy Records – will release his first ever studio collection of solo material, Solo, on Plowboy on October 8. It’s a 7-song EP of cuts from a 1996 recording session produced by Genya Ravan (with executive producer Hilly Kristal) that he has deemed his “great lost solo album”; plus a Nashville session in 2010 featuring Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Lez Warner (The Cult), and Sean Koos (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts).
The release is timed to capitalize on the appearance of the NY punk scene film CBGB in which Chrome is portrayed by Rupert Grint (of Harry Potter fame) also Chrome also makes a cameo appearance.
The EP is described as a mix of “hard, loud rock and jangly power pop, all anchored by Cheetah’s gruff growl and intricate guitar work… lead-off track ‘Sharky’ is an instrumental with a touch of surf rock featuring Cheetah on organ and ‘Rollin Voodoo’ rumbles with fuzzed bass and big drums.”
2. East Side Story
3. Rollin’ Voodoo
4. Love Song to Death
5. Stare Into The Night
7. No Credit