Crystal & Runnin' Wild: The Midnight Creature (CD)
Crystal & Runnin’ Wild’s second album, recorded in MONO, released on Rhythm Bomb Records, is a turning point for this Brussels based band, that takes them off the beaten path, away from the restrictions of traditional Rockabilly. In 13 songs, ”The Midnight Creature" explores all sounds between 60’s Garage and Desperate Rockabilly.
Their compositions take you to a universe, colored with dark humor, where B-movie monsters make pin-up girls cry in sheer horror. And there’s no such thing as a happy end. Without restrictions on the delay nor the decibels, their sound is aggressive and electric, their songs fast and effective. (Except for line dancers of course) A creepy touch to primitive Rock’n’Roll, to much delight of the fans of The Cramps, Link Wray and other Sonics.
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|Crystal & Runnin' Wild - The Midnight Creature (CD) CD 1|
|01||The Midnight Creature|
|03||Set Me Free|
|04||Recipe For Agony|
|06||Wish You Misery|
|07||Little By Little|
|08||I Love My Monsters|
|10||Take Me Home|
|11||Nobody Loves You|
|12||Can't Tame Me|
Crystal & Runnin' Wild
Born in Brussels, Crystal Dawn grew up surrounded by Country, Soul, Doo Wop, Rock’n’Roll and especially Rockabilly music. Only 16, she already shared the stage with Runnin’ Wild, her dad Patrick Ouchêne’s Rockabilly band, consisting of Johnny Trash (drum/vox) and Dan Black Wolf (double bass), that at that time was already touring Europe for 20 years with their unique Roots/Rockabilly sound.
But they decided to support the promising young talent that is Crystal. Crystal & Runnin’ Wild was immediately invited to play the rootscircuit of Belgium, Germany, Holland, Spain, France, Italy, Finland and even Russia.
One of the highlights was Brussels Summer Festival 2013, where they played in front of a 5000 men strong audience, and where Crystal caught the attention of one Steve McKay (of Iggy & The Stooges fame), who was very charmed by her version of their Punk classic ’Search And Destroy’. McKay fraternized and jammed with the band.
In April 2013 Crystal & Runnin’ Wild won the Belgian chapter of the ''Hard Rock Rising'' concours, an international Rock concours organized by the Hard Rock Café chain. That resulted in a first release, being a 6-song EP (2014). One year later the first full CD ’Good Taste In bad Friends’ is released by the German Rhythm Bomb label. The band is flown to the States to present their album at the Viva Las Vegas festival, in… wait for it… Las Vegas on April 3, 2015. Meanwhile the band is joined by American steel guitarist Thomas Beardslee. Together they present a strong contemporary Roots-Rock’n’Roll sound, carried by Crystal’s rocking voice.
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