Surfdog Records and BRIAN SETZER have announced the vinyl reissue Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL! on the 10th Anniversary of it’s original release. It will be released on limited-edition 180-gram, yellow splatter vinyl on 30th July 2021.
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Originally released in April 2011, Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL! was Brian Setzer’s first ever instrumental album and earned him a Grammy Award Nomination for “Best Pop Instrumental Album.”
The album featured covers such as Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” a song covered by Elvis Presley in 1954 as the B-Side of his debut single “That’s All Right.” Talking to MusicRadar on the release Setzer said, “I was working off the Elvis version, the whole Scotty Moore thing. It’s a traditional bluegrass song, so I put some jazz chords behind it. All of a sudden, I had something unique. That’s what makes it worthy. You can’t do it better than Elvis!”
He gives his own stamp on other classics such as Ray Noble’s “Cherokee,” Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula” and Gene Austin and Nathaniel Shilkret’s “Lonesome Road.” You also ride the road with Setzer originals such as “Hillbilly Jazz Meltdown,” “Far Noir East” and “Go-Go Godzilla” which was accompanied by a hot-rockin’ adventure filled animated video, that you can check out here.
Produced by Dave Darling and Setzer at IPR Studios and Winterland Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the trio is completed by Johnny Hatton (double bass) and Noah Levy (drums).
1. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
4. Earl’s Breakdown
5. Far Noir East
7. Go-Go Godzilla
8. Lonesome Road
9. Hillbilly Jazz Meltdown
10. Hot Love