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Restless

The beginning

Restless is a British Neo Rockabilly band founded in 1978 by the two brothers Mark and Paul Harman together with the drummer Ben Cooper in Ipswich, England. The band's name came from a Carl Perkins song by the same name.

The early days

Based on the original 1950s Rockabilly sound, Restless soon started to create their own brand of wild and furious Rockabilly music similar to bands like the Stray Cats as they used influences from other modern sounds at the time. Their debut album 'Why Don't You... Just Rock! ' was recorded 1981 to be released in early '82 on the legendary Nervous Records label of Rockin' Roy Williams. The album was that innovative and sucessful that Restless was catapulted right on top of the new Neo Rockabilly movement. Restless had set standards that lasts until today.

Mark Harman

The band is living from the spectacular way of guitar playing by Mark Harman. Of course, one can hear clearly the basic influences of greats such as Cliff Gallup (Gene Vincent's Blue Caps) and Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley) but on the other hand as well his own fine tuning of guitar treatment from many other influences out of Jazz guitar styles, Pop music and New Wave and surely the guitar picking in Country music. He is known as one of the world's best guitar players in Rockabilly music along with Boz Boorer (Polecats), Danny Gatton (Robert Gordon), Jeff Beck (Imelda May) and of course Brian Setzer (Orchestra & Stray Cats).

Neo Rockabilly

Similar to the Polecats, Restless are pure Neo Rockabilly and therefore right in-between traditional authentic Rockabilly and its ''evil sister'' Psychobilly. That's in fact a benefit as that position gave them the opportunity to play huge Rockabilly festivals like Hemsby or the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender in the U.S. as well as the big Psychobilly events such as the legendary Klub Foot in London.

Other projects and up-to-dateness

Restless are still active even that they worked out numerous side projects and joined other bands for tours and album issues. To name but a few: The Harmany Brothers, Mark Harman solo projects, The Space Cadets, Dave Phillips & The Hot Rod Gang, The Slim Jim Phantom Trio, and many others. Since 2016 Restless are on the road in its original line-up after a few replacements before:

Mark Harman – guitar, vocal                                                                                                                    Paul Harman – upright bass                                                                                                                    Ben Cooper – drums

                                                                              Marc 'Doc Feelgood' Mittelacher – December 2017

 



More information about Restless on Wikipedia.org
 
 
   
 
Restless: Originals
Art-Nr.: CDBLR331772
 

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(2015/Bluelight) 12 tracks - brand new! Their 23rd album with the original lineup as on their debut LP: Mark Harman, Paul Harman and Ben Cooper! All songs are originals, no cover versions, and show the versatility of RESTLESS! Real gone stuff! MM/Bear Family Records

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Restless: Number 7
Art-Nr.: CDRAU192
 

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(2006/RAUCOUS) 16 tracks - digipac

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Restless: Originals (Vinyl LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBLR331771
 

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(2015/Bluelight) 12 tracks - brand new! Their 23rd album with the original lineup as on their debut LP: Mark Harman, Paul Harman and Ben Cooper! All songs are originals, no cover versions, and show the versatility of RESTLESS! Real gone stuff! MM/Bear Family Records

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Restless: Seconds Out...
Art-Nr.: CDBLR33172
 

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(2014/Bluelight) 12 tracks

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Restless: Do Your Thing (CD Digipack)
Art-Nr.: CDRAU185
 

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(2006/Raucus) 13 tracks

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Restless: Kickin' Into Midnight (CD Digipak)
Art-Nr.: CDRAU233
 

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(2008/Raucous) 20 tracks, compilation with recordings from various 1980s albums, incl. live tracks from the legendary Klub Foot!

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Restless: The Early Years 1981-83 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNERD026
 

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​(1987/Nervous) 14 Tracks - Extreme rare CD! A Nervous original! 

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Restless: Seconds Out ... (2014)
Art-Nr.: LPBLR33172
 

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(2014/Bluelight) 12 tracks, brandnew and just recorded album of the 'Kings Of Neo-Rockabilly'! Solid and fantastic Rock & Roll stuff, eight own tracks - all are written by Mark Harman! A real fun to listen ... and a definitive flashback for those of you who...

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Restless: Movin' On (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRAU239
 

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(2009/RAUCOUS) 13 tracks, 1987

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Restless: After Midnight (CD Album)
Art-Nr.: CDNUTA007
 

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(2011/Madhouse) 11 tracks, re-release of the hard-to-find 1986 album!

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BEAR Family Records: Restless - Live In Tokyo 1989
Art-Nr.: CDBLR
 

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(2013/Foot Tappin') 16 tracks, recorded live at 'Club Cheetah' in  Kawasaki, Tokyo!

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Restless: Got It Covered
Art-Nr.: CDCL64315
 

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(2011/CRAZY LOVE) 12 tracks, recorded late 2010! Their latest release!

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Restless: Live At The Klub Foot 1984
Art-Nr.: CDTR002
 

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(TROPHY) 13 tracks (42:51) Top Sound!

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Restless: Beat My Drum (CD Album)
Art-Nr.: CDRAU238
 

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(2009/Raucous) 13 tracks, classic 1988 album reissue!

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Restless: Do You Feel Restless - Picture Disc
Art-Nr.: CLLP64104
 

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(2001/CRAZY LOVE) 12 tracks

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Restless: Sounds Like Restless (2012)
Art-Nr.: CDISS7647
 

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(2012/ISS) 12 tracks

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