What’s coming through your speakers? Thirsty knows what should be - our carefully chosen Top Ten is an unusual mix of the old and new. Some are classics from punk legends, some you may never have heard of. You’ve trusted us to bring you only the best for your insatiable rock n’ roll lifestyle, and we’ve done it again. If you're thirsty for more, check out these facts about the Thirsty Top Ten.
Punk rock icon Debbie Harry has been in the business more than 30 years, both as a solo artist and the singer for Blondie. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Her latest solo album, "Necessary Evil", was released in 2007. The first single, "Two Times Blue", peaked at #5 on the US Dance Club Play chart.
The Legendary Shack Shakers
One of the best live acts in the world, The Legendary Shack Shakers are true ambassadors of genuine traditional Southern culture. A ferocious blend of punk rock, polka, rockabilly, metal, and hillbilly, the Nashville band has toured the world extensively. Front man Colonel JD Wilkes’ onstage antics have him labeled as “Iggy Pop with a ham microphone.” The band’s latest album, Swampblood, is out now.
Elizabeth & The Catapult
Elizabeth was only six when she wrote her first song in Greenwich Village. Guided by her love of classical music, she wrote romantic and poppy songs that won her an ASCAP award in 2001. Having toured for years in her native New York, Elizabeth recently performed a showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Her debut EP was released in 2006.
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Slim Cessna's Auto Club, along with Th' Legendary Shack Shakers and Reverend Horten Heat, are the most important band in the entire rockabilly scene. That's just one category in which they've broken the mold. Their stage shows come off as tent revivals, with Slim and his partner, Jay Munly, leading the crowds in testimony and worship.
Since The Accident (Ryan Licht Sang)
Since the Accident was just one of Ryan Licht Sang's musical projects during the last years of his brief life. Released as a debut EP in 2000, the band enjoyed success in Ryan's native Florida and in his adopted home of Chicago.
Sibling Rivalry (Mickey Leigh & Joey Ramone)
Straight ahead rock n’ roll from punk’s first family, Sibling Rivalry is the pairing of Mickey Leigh and Joey Ramone. The brothers had worked together before, and released the “In a Family Way” EP in 1994. The EP contained the punk/surf classic “On the Beach”.
Legs McNeil once said that Stop was “what the Ramones could have become if Johnny ever learned to play the guitar.” One of Mickey Leigh’s many bands, Stop played fast, frantic, short rock n’ roll songs. Their energy even spawned an odd partnership: the band recorded a series of TV promos for the Nickelodeon kids shows “Angry Beavers” and “Hey Arnold.”
Having toured with The White Stripes, The Hives, and Gogol Bordello, this rockabilly crooner from Birmingham has emerged as a major talent. His single, “Replacement Man” was top 20 on the independent charts. His latest album, Join Dan Sartain, was released in 2007.
David Karsten Daniels
David Karsten Daniels' blend of folk rock comes from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His debut album, "The Mayflower", was released in 2000. Daniels was signed to England's Fat Cat Records in 2006. "Sharp Teeth" was released in 2007 and includes the single, "Martha Ann".
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
The best indie rock from Springfield! Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are favorites on the independent scene, releasing the acclaimed “Broom” in 2005. The band’s latest effort, “Pershing” is released April 8 on Polyvinyl.