STEVE HOOKER’S SHAKERS – Really Gone [1984]/ The Missing Link EP [1986]/ This Stuff Gonna Bust Your Brains Out [1986]/ Back In The Day [1988]

 

This is a collection of Steven Hooker’s 80’s recordings, Lp and Eps with The Shakers and Wilko Johnson. As you know this UK cat shared stages with Chuck Berry, Johnny Thunders, Robert Gordon so you can get the story. His style is a mix of rockabilly, rhythm & blues of pub rockers Dr.Feelgood and Johnny Thunders “pirate love” guitar. My favorite is ’86” The Missing Link” Ep and great tunes as ”Prisoner D’Amour”, ”(Like A) Stake Through My Heart”, ”Everybody Knows” or ”How Did You Know (Paris Mix)” from ”This Stuff Gonna Bust…” where he xeroxed that Johnny T. sound from ”In Cold Blood”/“Que Serra” period. Don’t miss it, it’s pretty rare stuff. Vinyl Rips, Dig!!!

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LEVI DEXTER & STEVE HOOKER – Rockabilly Dolls [2011]

levi dexter & steve hooker

 

”Steve Hooker hails from Southend-on-Sea, Essex in the UK. He is best known for his stagecraft as guitarman for garage trashers The Shakers, Morrissey and Polecats mainman Boz’s Bozmen, rockabilly trio Rumble and record nuggets with Feelgood and Blockhead Wilko Johnson and Demented Are Go’s; Captain Drugbuster. He has shared stages with Mr Maybellene; Chuck Berry, New York Doll – Johnny Thunders, Loveless star Robert Gordon and toured relentlessly since the 70’s throughout Europe and across to New York and Japan.”

 

Steve Hooker

Steve Hooker

 

‘Rockabilly Dolls’ as tittle suggest is best to describe as a mix of r-billy and NY Doll – Johnny Thunders sounds, so it must be real cool allright. There are even two Thunders covers ‘Downtown‘ and ‘Blame It On Mom‘. UK r’n’r/punk veteran Steve Hooker on guit with r-billy ”Idol” Levi Dexter on vocals proved as a winning combination. If you’re a Johnny Thunders or rockabilly fan don’t miss this. Check some favs down there. Special bonus trax included, Dig!!!

 

levi dexter & steve hooker=rockabilly dolls

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