Most of us are too young to have ever had the chance to see Chuck Berry live. Well, thank fuck for bands like The Swingin’ Neckbreakers. I will never forget the feeling I had the first time I stood at the front of the stage at the Tavern and watched this trio smash us with heavy-as-fuck 50s rock and roll. Back during those hot summer nights when our little dive bar in Canada felt more like a Mississippi juke joint, this Trenton, New Jersey powerhouse had us all dancing and drinking like Vikings. I seem to recall a Halloween part one year that was absolutely legendary. I can only “recall” it slightly, as per usual, the Tavern sent me home in a bucket after a night like that – usually as the sun was coming up.
We love all of their music, but this track always made me get fucking nuts. The intro with the solid single note and background vocal chant would make both Chuck Berry and the Ramones proud. If this song doesn’t make you want to drink and dance, you are beyond our help, I’m afraid. Also, as this band has never stopped, why and the fuck haven’t they been back? Shit needs to get organized – this band played to some of the best parties I have ever been to. This song needs to be played very loud on a stage this summer. Damn.