For those of us who were out of town or just out of commission on Black Friday, the day signaled a new era for South Florida rockabilly fans. Sweet Chariots, whom Betsey Denberg interviewed with hair-raising results, released a debut album titled Bad Man and celebrated with a show at Respectable Street.
Now, the curious (or broke) can sample the results at the group's Bandcamp site. This is the official follow-up to The Ramblin' Man EP and signals a new level of sophistication for the Thomas Warren-fronted outfit. While it follows a history of roadhouse rock that dates back to Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley -- with that obvious Stray Cats stop in between -- Bad Man keeps things impressively current.
As drummer Freddy Schwenk says, the title track became the title track because it's their favorite one on the album. So here you go. Roll over, Beethoven -- or anyone else, for that matter.
Stream the rest and download here.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.