Like A runaway train on a rusty track….or as smooth as a milk cows moo while being milked at 5:00am on a cold day in Hell , we give you The Big City Stompers.
, who fronts The Big City Stompers, wasn’t only the driving force behind the seminal 1980s NYC punk-a-billies Honeymoon Killers (though best remembered as the band that fathered Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – were important in their own right long before ) , Little Porkchop and The Knoxville Girls, but was also a member of Bosshog and The Chrome Cranks. While Jerry sings and plays guitar, The Stompers include his lovely and talented wife Pauline Owens Teel on vocals and cha chas, long-time house bassist for the entire Lower East Side, Pink Monkey Bird Jerome O’Brien on the low strings, JJ Jenkins formally of The Poolside Cowboys, The Humbuckers, and Alana Amram and the Rough Gems on Lead and Slide Guitar, and Heavy Creatures’ Patrick Kauffman on drums. While Jerry has a killer voice, writes solid rootsy songs, and selects choice covers, the Stompers lay it down with a lively no bullshit American a style with both Basement Tapes breadth and plenty of grit(s).
Jonathan Toubin NYNT Edited by: The Shadow.