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Cross Cuts

Cross Cuts

by Bishops Bishops
Cross Cuts

Cross Cuts

by Bishops Bishops




If you were a fan of the Count Bishops' brand of high-energy rock & roll, then 1979's Cross Cuts, while it wasn't their best work, was exactly what you wanted and expected from them. Driven by some ferocious guitar attack courtesy of Johnny Guitar along with Dave Tice's gruff-as-gravel vocals, the tunes are a smattering of oldies like Sam & Dave's "I Take What I Want," Fleetwood Mac's "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight," and Sonny Boy Williamson's "Don't Start Me Talking" done up rough and ready, as well as a handful of band originals including the high-octane rocker "What's Your Number," the blues stomper "Your Daddy Don't Mind," the melodic kiss-off "No Lies," and the peppy "Hands on the Wheel." There are a couple of missteps like the watered-down covers of Them's "Could You Would You," the Strangeloves' "I Want Candy," and the Easybeats' "Good Times" that find them treading perilously close to bar band territory, but for the most part the record is filled with the kind of energy and style that put them in the same rarefied league as Dr. Feelgood, a fact made clear by that band's welcoming of Johnny Guitar after the Bishops broke up following this album.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
Label: Big Beat Uk
UPC: 0029667425629
catalogNumber: 256
Rank: 128481


  1. I Want Candy
  2. Could You Would You
  3. What's Your Number
  4. Your Daddy Don't Mind
  5. Good Times
  6. Too Much, Too Soon
  7. Rolling Man
  8. I Want Candy
  9. Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight
  10. Hands on the Wheel
  11. Don't Start Me Talking
  12. These Arms of Mine
  13. No Lies
  14. Mr. Jones

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bishops   Primary Artist
Jools Holland   Piano
Paul Balbi   Drums,Background Vocals
Johnny Guitar   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Zen Defleur Hierowski   Guitar,Vocals
Pat McMullen   Bass
Noel Norris   Horn
Ruan O'Lochlainn   Horn
Dave Tice   Harmonica,Vocals
Pat McMullan   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Otis Redding   Composer
Paul Balbi   Composer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Dave Tice   Composer
Harry Vanda   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Gerald Goldstein   Composer
Gary Ede   Insert Photography

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