BACK IN STOCK possibly for the last time!
Jeffrey Evans with Jay Reatard, Alicja Trout, and James Arthur! Reissue of a cdr from 2001... this is the raw roots blowout that might be the true successor to 69 Comeback... 69?
11 songs including "Soul Deep" and "I Gotta Right."
Insert with photos and stories included...
Edition of 500.
(See also: New Memphis Legs, Reatards, 68 Comeback, Lost Sounds, River City Tanlines
!)Spacecase tells us:
C.C. Riders were: Monsieur Jeffrey Evans (vocals, guitar), James
Arthur (guitar), Jay Reatard (guitar) and Alicja Trout (drums). The band
was something of a Memphis super group. Jeffrey Evans had formerly
fronted the Gibson Bros. and was winding down '68 Comeback when C.C.
Riders formed in 2000. James Arthur, who had recently moved to Memphis
from Los Angeles, was an ex-member of Fireworks and The Necessary Evils.
Jay Reatard (Reatards) and Alicja Trout (ex-Clears, Mouserocket) were
just getting Lost Sounds off the ground when Jeffrey asked them to round
out the C.C. Riders lineup. "With C.C. Riders I was basically doing
what I always did, covering songs and writing a couple," recalls Jeffrey
Evans. "We had a Friday night practice. It was fun. Some people play
cards. We played music. We practiced from like eight to ten, so we still
had time for dinner before practice and then maybe catch a show
In 2001, Alicja and Jay recorded C.C. Riders'
self-titled CD. The CD-R was released on Trout's Contaminated label; it
was hand numbered and limited to only 100 copies. Among the album's
highlights is a flushed out version of Evans' stellar original, "Long,
Long Ballad of the Red-Headed Girl" "(The song) has a walk-down chord
progression," states Evans. "The song also appears on (the amazing half
spiel/half song acoustic record) I've Lived a Rich Life. It was much
more orchestral with C.C. Riders. I don't know if I could write a song
like that today. We just banged that C.C. Riders record out. We got what
"Live shows were so much fun!" recalls Alicja Trout.
"We played about ten to fifteen shows. Jeffrey was always changing stuff
up live or forcing an uncomfortably new song on us. That touch of
chaos was just what I needed. I know both Jay and I liked to be very
prepared, Jay more than me. Jay was a great musician and so it was
interesting to see him struggle when something got thrown in his face
unplanned in the live arena. Same for me. It was always cool for James
Arthur. He's an easy going personality."
C.C. Riders played their last shows and wound down around 2002.
Records has pressed up 500 vinyl copies of this C.C. Riders reissue LP.
Outside of the Contaminated CD-R release in 2001, this is the only
other pressing of the album available.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 29 January, 2013.