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Invasion of the Saucermen/Demon Boogie Fever(Digital Version)

by The Tremors

Hopped-up rockabilly mayhem on the digital version of the Tremors 3rd and 4th Brain Drain Records releases!
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1. World War III Boogie
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2. Invasion of the Saucermen
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3. Somatose
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4. Idle Hands
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5. Atomic Jesus
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6. (I Ain't No) Two Timin' Man
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7. Devil's Eyes
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8. Workin' Overtime
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9. The State Patrol
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10. Shakin' From Seizures
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11. Late Night Drive-In Monster Show
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12. The Crawdad Song
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13. Screamin' Mimi
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14. Blue Moon Woman
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15. Your Wicked Heart
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16. Hi-Fi Rock'n'Roll
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17. Fuss & Fight
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18. Black Cat Blues
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19. Sweet Lovin' Man
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20. Demon Boogie Fever
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Hopped-up rockabilly mayhem on the digital version of the Tremors' 3rd and 4th Brain Drain Records releases, "Invasion of the Saucermen" and "Demon Boogie Fever". 20 backwoods barn-burners in all. Check out the physical copies for killer 3-D "Tremorvision" graphics on "Invasion of the Saucermen" and extra songs on both cds.

Reviews of The Tremors "Demon Boogie Fever"

Black Cat Rockabilly reviews "Demon Boogie Fever"
A lot has been written on this website already about this fabulous rockabilly out of North Carolina, USA. No need to introduce them again, just have a peek at the previous pages published over the years on our web:
2004: The Scourge Of The South
2005: Uranium Rock
2006: Invasion Of The Saucermen
And now we write 2009 and either it has been a bit quiet around the Tremors for a few years, or they just didn't bother to send in their CD's. Whatever the reason, it's been 3 years we wrote about this trio, and there's a pretty good reason to do so again today, because their latest record "Demon Boogie Fever" is spinning in my player and I get the shivers going up and down my spine. These guys know how to make "my kinda music". Rockabilly, the way it was supposed to be played, with passion and soul.
Jimmy Tremor's voice is excellent and cut out right for rockabilly, his hickups sometimes remind of Charlie Feathers, one of the originating legends of rockabilly music. Jimmy's guitar picking is clean, fast and nerve wrecking. Together with the hurtful thumping of Slim Perkins' upright bass and the steady beat of Stretch Armstrong's drums, the trio guarantees a full band sound, and more...
All tracks were written by the trio, except "Love Me", the fantastic opener of this album, which is a Phantom original, Rockin' Bones (Ronnie Dawson), I Got It (Little Richard), Big City (Joe Sparks) and Rock Boppin' Baby (Edwin Bruce, Collins Kids). Both the original songs as the covers all sound very sparkling and fresh. Very well done.
The album even includes a tribute to yours truly with a song titled "Black Cat Blues". The only thing is, they unfortunately forgot to dedicate it to me in the liner notes (bummer!) Great song anyway!! Rock on guys!
Trackisting:
Love Me / Screamin' Mimi / Big City / Blue Moon Woman / Rock Boppin' Baby / Your Wicked Heart / Hi-Fi Rock 'N' Roll / Fuss & Fight / Black Cat Blues / Rockin' Bones / Sweet Lovin' Man / Demon Boogie Fever / I Got It
The Tremors are:
Jimmy Tremor - Vocals, Guitar
Slim Perkins - Slap Bass
Stretch Armstrong - Drums

Blue Suede News Reviews "Demon Boogie Fever"
The Tremors / "Demon Boogie Fever"
BD-0013
Aptly named the Tremors this trio shakes and quivers it's way through an array of fast paced and fun Rockabilly tunes. Opening with the Phantom's wild "Love Me" they keep rollin' in a raw SUN records fashion with a mix of 8 originals and 5 covers that span from Edwin's Bruce's SUN classic "Rock Boppin' Baby" to Little Richard's fast paced screamer "I Got It" and on the way tackle "Rockin' Bones" Ronnie Dawson style at break-neck speed. Heavy slappin' bass, pounding drums and sizzling guitar topped off with the over the top and often somewhat breathless hiccuping vocals of Jimmy Tremor (and/or Slim Perkins) make up this veteran combo. You can definitely detect an early Cramps influence with a bit of a Psychobilly demeanor, especially in songs like "Demon Boogie Fever" and it suits the Tremors fine. This is Rockabilly back to the basics, wild and hot and not particularly
refined but fast paced and pure fun. I dig the cover, too, the Tremors in hillbilly regalia standing in a cornfield! www.tremorsrockabilly.com - GMB

Rockabilly Magazine reviews "Demon Boogie Fever"
CATS OF THE CORN
The Tremors
Demon Boogie Fever (Brain Drain)
North Carolina's Tremors are lurching into their own
True, previous discs "Scourge of the South" and Invasion of the Saucermen" already distinguished the slapped-up/stripped-down trio from bop contemporaries: the former reveling in hectic and gruesomely-technicolored fracture, the latter venturing into B-monster macabre.
It may be difficult to make 'old' sound new. But the Tremors did it, with stark and freakish hillbilly terror.
New CD "Demon Boogie Fever" passes by its predecessors, careening into a tilted romp 'n' stitch dimension not found on conventional maps. Sure, the basic sound is more pronounced traditional hillbilly than before. But it's what they do with that past -- twisting and contorting it into a strange new creature of unspeakable visage -- that accounts for its wonder.
"One of the things that really makes the Tremors different from a lot of our contemporaries is our unpolished, rural sound," says guitarist/yelper Jimmy Tremor. "It seems to become more rural with each record.
"We listen to a lot of primitive small label rockabilly, hillbilly/country from the late 40's and 50's and it's just so genuine & heart-felt that you can't help being influenced by it and wanting to play music that resembles it. The cover shot of us in the cornfield was just kind of the icing on the cake."
Tremors inimitable material, unsurprisingly, is the snarling/writhing product of combined effort.
"Usually, Slim or I come in to practice with the basic idea of a song," Jimmy says. "In some cases the songs are fully written, sometimes they need to be fleshed out. but every song is different in it's creation, and that of course, adds to it's personality.
"'Sweet Lovin' Man' originated from a loose jam while we were rehearsing. With 'Devil's Eyes' and 'Late Night Drive-In Monster Show' from 'Invasion.' Slim wrote the words and I wrote the music. Sometimes we'll add phrases to the other's song. but by the time that everyone's worked out their part and the arrangement is set, it really a band collaboration and reflects our unique stance as a band. That's why we always credit our tunes as group collaborations.
"Most of the covers that we put on records are songs that we've been playing since we started the band seven years ago. We learned tons of authentic rockabilly tunes to play long gigs and really immersed ourselves in it. But we worked up 'I Got It' and 'Big City' just for the record though.
"The covers that make it to a record are the ones that are closest to the songs we write ourselves, or songs we feel that we pull off a decent slant on. Some of them are songs that i wish that i had written myself (especially 'Drive-In' by Mack Vickery from the 'Uranium Rock' EP)
"I guess what it all comes down to is that we choose covers by how well they fit in with our identity as a band.
"We've been really lucky to have been able to work with someone like Steve Graham at Steve's House of Funk as our recording engineer/co-producer for so long. He worked with us on the 'Uranium Rock' EP and 'Invasion of the Saucermen,' previously. He really knows how to get the sound we're looking for. He's like a fourth band member in the studio. He's changed buildings since 'Invasion,' and I think the smaller room in the new studio really works better for the rockabilly sound. The whole band feels that this is our best sounding record to date.
"When i was calling around to get the mechanical rights for the cover songs, I called Knox Publishing concerning 'Rock Boppin Baby". The man who answered the phone said they didn't handle it there, but was curious about which song I was interested in. When I told him, he said, "That's an old song. I played on that".
It turns out that I was talking to with Roland Janes. I couldn't believe it. He seemed like a very nice, humble guy who had no idea of how extremely important his music really is."
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thetremorsrockabilly.com
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Reviews of "Invasion of the Saucermen"

Traditional Rod & Culture Illustrated
The Tremors "Invasion of the Saucermen" (Full Length CD) 2006
Brain Drain Records
"Note: red lens should be worn over left eye" that's a quote from the liner notes of the
Tremors latest release "Invasion of the Saucermen" and for good reason too; the CD comes
with 3-D glasses. The artwork all over the fold out and the CD itself are all retro looking
3-D "tremorvision" with rockets, spacemen" planets and all. Very cool to look at and the
fun doesn't stop there... the record is good to listen to as well. Fourteen tracks of true
rockabilly from another planet is what this three piece from North Carolina deliver; from
the first guitar riff through the last crescendo the record covers it all. The instumental
"World War III Boogie" has a fast paced and all too familiar guitar riff that the drums and
bass have to run fast to keep up with. Then on to the title track of the record with it's
campy B-movie style horror intro that leads right into their trademark high-octane
rockabilly. The slap bass is upfront and oustanding through out the tune and the guitar
keeps pace right with. i'm not to sure what the song "Atomic Jesus" is about and it's kinda
hard to catch all the lyrics (plus there's no lyric sheet with the record) and I'm quite frankly
sure if I like the song either but I still wanna listen to it over and over. I am however a big
fan of the song "Jungle Fever" it's got a cool drum beat intro with a subtle bass line
complimenting it, and the vocal and guitar kick in to make it all complete. I also dig the
tune "The State Patrol" with its cool stop and go verse about a state policeman with "an
itchy trigger finger" and the troubles had from being pulled over by him. The swamp
boogie song is compliments of "Late Night Drive-in Monster Show" this is modern
rockabilly at it's best; the bass is great, the backing vocals are spot on (with the monster
growl). The simple and minimaslist guitar on "Devil's Eyes" really lets the drum and bass
shine on this one, not to take away from the guitar at all, it's just a well written no fluff
song. It's got a Big Blue (Lee Rockers old band) sound to it kinda bluesy and definitely
danceable. My favorite track on the record by far would have to be "Workin" Overtime" a
funny story about a guys "Gal" that keeps him in the red and he needs to work overtime to
keep with her and her needs. I'm thinking that the "gal" is more than likely a "gal-axie" or
some other form of automobile.
Over all the Tremors are a great example of modern rockabilly with a huge retro/roots
rock'n'roll influence, they probably grew up listening to the likes of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee
Lewis, Dickey Lee & the Collegiates, and the whole Sun Records line up from back in the
day. If your looking for a rockabilly band that doesn't stretch outside of the roots style and
get too deep into zombies, blood and whiskey like a lot of the new psychobilly groups, give
the Tremors a shot they deserve it! www.tremorsrockabilly.com

Jumping from 6 to 6
Invasion Of The Saucermen
Brain Drain Records - BD08
How can I resist a band that shares its name with one of my favourite movie
(yes I admit I love “arty” movies ahahaha), an attractive 3D designed cover with
glasses and songs called “Invasion Of The Saucermen”, “Atomic Jesus” and “World
War III Boogie”? I simply just can’t. The album opens with an instrumental and
then you’re bound to a journey through this trio’s own brand of traditional (Idle
Hands, Kenny Parchman’s Treat Me Right), fast (Somatose) and super-fast rockabilly
(Atomic Jesus) with predominant slap bass. “Late Night Drive-In Monster Show” has
a tempo similar to the “Munster Theme” and could be coined as psychobilly while
Two Timin’ Man is their own vision of a hillbilly tune. Apart of “Treat Me Right” the
other covers are Charlie Feather’s Jungle Fever (great haunting jungle beat) and the
traditional “The Crawdad Song” which receives the Tremors treatment : fast, raw and
wild. Fourteen songs in thirty minutes (almost half of the songs are under the two
minute mark), no time to loose and everything is said.

Rockabilly Babe.com
The Tremors
Invasion of the Saucermen
Something fell out of the sky today and it wasn’t part of a dilapidated space station.
It wasn’t some object from a rickety old plane. It was truly a UFO. That is what I
thought until I ripped it open. There I was holding an object with hints of the past,
yet laden with futuristic visions. Yep, it was the new Tremors CD, Invasion of the
Saucermen. The Tremors have stepped up to the microphone and taken their upbeat,
grownup punkabilly mixed with retro-horror rockabilly to a new level. Saucermen
kicks off with World War III Boogie. In traditional Tremors style, Slim, Jimmy and
Stretch reintroduce themselves to the masses with this hopped-up instrumental. The
self-entitled track invades the airwaves next. Invasion of the Saucermen is a doghouse
driven, fear for you life, ass-kicking testament to the little men in the sky. Somatose
makes it’s way through the cosmos knocking you out of your chair. This drug-laden
ditty pays tribute to all the things, legal and illegal, that make us all feel good and
giddy about life. This is just one of many songs that really make this CD a must-have!
Let me introduce you to the infamous Tremors. Slim Perkins is one of the Southeast’s
most notorious and notable doghouse destroyers. Stretch Armstrong stands tall and
strong as one of the best drummers on the circuit. Rounding off this cult of personalities
is the mastermind of this futuristic, 1950’s crowd-eating band, Jimmy Tremor. Jimmy’s
unmistakable, frantic voice and manic style make this band a powerhouse of subhuman
proportions. Catch them live and you’ll know what I mean. Slim takes control of the
situation with, Atomic Jesus. This double-time anthem plays tribute to a nuclear savior
destroying and saving lives at the same time. Slim does an excellent job for his debut
behind the mike and the boys pile in for the joyride. (I Ain’t No) Two Timin’ Man spins
by as very upbeat explanation of the touring lifestyle and the devotion to keeping the
little man in your pants when you have a little Bettie at home. “We keep blasting out
our crazy rockin’ songs, I’m having fun but just can’t wait to bring myself back home”,
Jimmy clarifies. This is one of the standout tunes on this saucer. This gang of degenerates
brings it down a notch with the rockabilly ditty, Treat Me Right. Treat Me Right captures
the rhythm and stylin’ that the Tremors bring to the scene and the superb songmanship
that goes on at their planet. Shaken’ From Seizures is one of my faves as Jimmy and the
boys get into the groove of the music and gives you the album’s toe-tapping icing on the
cake. I’m not going to ruin the rest of this CD for you. I will say that it is a rare occasion
that a band can top their debut CD. But the Tremors pull it off, keeping it real and in that
same loveable Tremor’s fashion, all the way down to the 3-D artwork on the album.
Somewhere, Hank, Elvis and Joey are all standing around nodding to the rocking sounds
of Tremors.

Go Triad Magazine
The Tremors "Invasion of the Saucermen" (Brain Drain Records)
On their second full-length album, "Invasion of the Saucermen," Greensboro's favorite
rockabilly sons are in their finest form yet, causing more up-tempo commotion than
you might expect and certainly more than should be allowed. Nearly every song here is
meant to rattle the rafters in traditional rockabilly fashion, and what might be lost in
variety is made up for in spades by the primordial goodness of the band's vintage rock
boogie. The Tremors is based in Greensboro, but the band hasn't limited itself to tearing
up the Triad. If the band's consistently spastic live show doesn't net it the title of best
rockabilly outfit working, then this latest release should seal the deal. The Tremors has
never been bashful about its love of '50s kitsch, and "Invasion of the Saucermen" finds
this in full-effect with extra-terrestrial artwork in full 3-D (glasses included). It somehow
manages to surpass even the nuclear coolness of the amazing glow-in-the-dark "Uranium
Rock" EP. But although the packaging on this album is top-notch, it wouldn't be worth
much if the tunes didn't appropriately shimmy and shake. Not to worry; "Saucermen"
brings the rockabilly goods. Jimmy Tremor's strung-out yelp has the nervous jump of
Carl Perkins on his way to rehab, and his lean guitar attack gives these songs the sparse
intensity of your favorite Sun Records cuts. As for the rhythm section, it's firing on all
eight whiskey-fueled cylinders as Slim Perkins' slap bass goes toe-to-toe with snare-
acrobatics of drummer Stretch Armstrong. The Tremors are equally at home reworking
the familiar Southern traditional "Crawdad Song" or on one of the 11 originals found
here. "Atomic Jesus," for example, is textbook Tremors: Southern spirituality meets a
radioactive 1950s mentality in a head-on rockabilly rave-up. In short, "Invasion of the
Saucermen" does double time from start to finish and rarely lets up. The Tremors' rockabilly
express train will keep on a-rollin' in 2007 with performances Friday at Elvisfest at Local 506
in Chapel Hill. Be there or be square.

World Horror Network
www.drcyclopsrecords.net/worldhorrornetwork
When was the last time you heard an authentic Rockabilly band with
legitimate traces of the forefathers of the genre? Personally, it’s
been a long time around here. I think the last band that damned good
was The Cramps and they’ve been around forever! Admittedly, I don’t
get out much but I’m not a slouch when it comes to trying to turn on
and tune into anything that RAWKS. Having said all of that, I’d like
to introduce you all to North Carolina’s The Tremors – one of, if not
the best Rockabilly bands I’ve heard since The Cramps or Buddy
MOTHERFUCKING Holly!!!
Holy hellfire, slap your Moma and wake the neighbors! The Tremors are
all about the Rockabilly, Roots, good times and just enough
Psycho/Punk influence to appeal to everybody with or without a
heartbeat. The band’s latest disc, Invasion Of The Saucermen is a few
years old, however it’s not lacking in any area. In all honesty, I
haven’t heard a band that I liked this much since I was a kid – these
boys come ‘a stormin’ out of the gate like a pack of wolves and they
don’t slow up. If you’re a fan of musicianship, you’ll latch on to the
band instantly. Jimmy Tremor is an axe grinding/six string
wielding/midnight crooning gift directly from the GODS of ‘Billy. Also
joining the festivities are Slim Perkins – one of the slap-happiest
upright bassist’s this side of the Mason Dixon. And last but not least, we
have Stretch Armstrong – a drummer who gives a whole new meaning to
the speed of light! Together these three fellers serve it up so good
it oughta be against the law.
Let it be known, there are no favorites on this disc, that’d be like
asking me which hand I liked better my left or right. It doesn’t
matter whether it’s “(I Ain’t No) Two Timin’ Man”, “Late Night
Drive-In Monster Show” or the extremely roots influences “The Crawdad
Song” every tune on here is flat out spectacular! The vocals, guitar
licks, riffs, bass slaps and that ragin’ back-beat will blast your ass
back to the stone age. It’s like Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two on
SMACK. Other tunes to sink your teeth into are “Atomic Jesus”, “Jungle
Fever” and “Treat Me Right”. Adding to the geekiness of the Sci-fi
freak in all of us the band went the extra step and had the album
artwork – including the cd printed in 3D! Not only is that unique and
expensive but it’s damned cool.
If ya think you’ve heard it all, you ain’t! Get your ass over to the
band’s myspace page and get a gut full of this Swingin’ Rockabilly.
The band will do the rest and trust me when I say, you’ll thank them
for every minute of it! Best Damned Rockabilly band since The
Cramps!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.myspace.com/thetremors
~Black Angel

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