Mad Daddy – Give It To Me
We reviewed EP #3 by Mad Daddy a while back – ‘High-octane Rock ‘n’ Roll Punk Blues from the Isle of Man.’ The EP is still available to DL and on Spotify but when the band offered us their first ever video to premiere, for the first time anywhere, how could we refuse.
So here it is, the Fab Foursome, out in the daylight, suitably social-distanced….
From left to right, wearing trad grunge blue jeans and checked shirt, topped off with what looks like mallen-streaked hair fashioned into a Davey Crockett hat, on guitar, Mr Liam Callow.
On drums, sporting a windswept UK82 mohican with the sides getting a bit too long, making him resemble a cockatoo, Master Matt ‘Do The’ Twist.
Bass-guitarist, hyper-active scowler and wearer of a cool Taxi Driver mohawk and perma-sneer is someone who John Robb might recognise from 1987 when his band supported the Membranes, Elvis Palooka.
Last but not least, Mad Daddy front man, would-be king of cool, manic rockabilly heartbreaker with the classic look of leather, quiff & shades, I give you Dolyn Clucas-Morris
Well ain’t that sweet. Pure, old-time, good-time rock and roll with blues swagger and punk energy.
I can’t wait for this hellish no-gigs lockdown to end so I can see bands like this again, and specifically the Isle of Man boy-wonders. And Mad Daddy are looking forward to meeting me too, so they can critique my barnet… I imagine.
As they said before:
Influences are wide ranging but old blues and rock n roll like John Lee Hooker, Slim Harpo, Howlin Wolf, Link Wray mixed with punk like the Stooges, Ramones, Motorhead and all the good stuff inbetween. (Oh and the Cramps of course! haha.)
We’ve got enough material to do a full album just waiting for things to loosen up a bit, but plan is have it down by the end of the year.
One of the most exciting new rock’n’roll bands in the UK? I think so.
All words by Ged Babey