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Imelda May - Mayhem

Written by Jeremy Shane on Monday, September 12 2011 and posted in Reviews

With a blend of rockabilly, blues, country and rock Imelda May's third album 'Mayhem' hits all the right notes.

If hearing what an Irish rockabilly singer can come up with sounds interesting to you then you have the same feeling I did when I came across her work.  Good rockabilly has always had a place in my heart and her latest album definitely qualified.


The title track Mayhem is strong, but one of my favorite songs on the album had to be 'Johnny got a boom boom'.  

Johnny Got A Boom Boom:

Their cover of Tainted Love is probably my new favorite version of that song.  The rest of the songs stand strong on their own as well, 'Pulling The Rug', 'Let Me Out'... it would be hard for me to pick and choose more favorites.

Tainted Love (live):

Any music lovers that are into rockabilly/swing sound I'd highly recommend picking this album up.

Written or Contributed by: Jeremy Shane

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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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