The last live album from the 10,000 Maniacs was released to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. With such a great live sound, let's hope that don't wait another 10 years to release their next live album. The 10,000 Maniacs are currently on tour in the U.S. For a complete list of live dates and to find out more about their new live album "Playing Favorites," please visit maniacs.com.
The Kingbees continued their rockabilly flavor with the title song "The Big Rock" and "She Ain't My Baby," but added an eighties, punk-rock flair to "Let Myself Go." They original twelve track album is filled to the brim with energy as displayed in "Right Behind You Baby" and "Rockin' My Life Away" and now has four bonus tracks to help flesh out this new re-issue. The bonus tracks consist of songs recorded by The Kingbees for lead singer/guitarist Jamie James' own record label Last Minute Productions, but were never officially released. The songs continue the rockabilly sound that The Kingbees are known for, but with a looser feel as the pressure to create for the record company was gone by that time. To find out more about the newly re-issued version of The Kingbees' album "The Big Rock," please visit omnivorerecordings.com.