Enigma Magazine about â€œDare to be Differentâ€ -
Gail and the Tricksters combine some old southern hooks and some city slicker style rock-a-billy to craft an album full of hard to date sing-alongs... Dare to be Different is a testament to the groupâ€™s knowledge of the studio and everything musical. The record is also a testament to the groupâ€™s skill in crafting great songs. The record is a tasteful revue and homage to past greats.
A melting pot of doo-wop, Dixieland, country, jazz and swing Dare to be Different is true to its title. Unlike many of the contemporary rock-a-billy records this one is full of edge and big dynamic songs.
Steady and well controlled vocals are accompanied by marksman players. Sometime smoky, sometimes smooth, Gail has ability to change tone and evoke another influence mid-tempo. Plenty on harmonica, rolling snare drum and big end stand up bass fill out the album to give it some texture and depth.
Itâ€™s hard to believe the originals tunes arenâ€™t forty years old. Itâ€™s hard to believe the players could have tracked with Duane Eddie. This group is a must for any promoter or club owner that has country, swing or doo-wop in rotation. Danceable, smart, and educational for any hipster no matter their age.
- Thomas Martin
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1. Dare To Be Different
2. Wanna Go South
4. Pink Slip
5. Twist My Heart
6. Tom Cat Blues
7. Evil Grows
8. Round 'n' Round
9. Wet Sand
10. Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
11. Rockabilly Robots (From Outer Space)
12. Tricksters Are In Town