Rip Carson & the Twilight Trio
Self Titled
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01. Don't Hold My Baby
02. Full Of Sin
03. So Long
04. Come On Back
05. Green In My Pocket
06. All Alone and Blue
07. 2 Timin' Woman
08. You Can Find Another Man
09. Gamble My Life Away
10. Keep Your Pain
11. I Gotta Rock
12. Down The Line
13. Get It Through To You
14. I'm Gonna Drink
15. Tornado Love
16. Whiskey 'n Water


There could not have been a better follo-up to Rollin' Rock CD-101, Mack Stevens' "Hardcore texas cat music", than Rip Carson's "Rip Carson & the Twilight Trio", Rollin Rock CD-102.

RIP CARSON &THE TWILIGHT TRIO are a new young California band which has betting rave reviews all over. Rip origionally hails from West Virginia, and luckily for us, he has not forgotten his southern roots when he recorded this CD for Rollin' Rock.

Their highly acclaimed appearance at VIVA LAS VEGAS has given them an international audience, and a Rollin' Rock special european and US tour is now in the works with NARVEL FELTS, RAY CAMPI, and MACK STEVENS.

They further enhanced their reputaion by playing at the first rockabilly bar mitzvah in history (Benny Weiser's Bar Mitzvah)

While a CD can never comensate for the wild and frantic visuals of Rip's live show, nevertheless the savage rockin' rhythm comes across loud and clear on songs such as "Don't Hold My Baby", "Full Of Sin", and "Two Timin' Woman" The Johnny Burnette Rock 'nRoll Trio would have been proud!!!!! This is what I call "HARD ROCK"!!!!

But Carson is not a one trick pony, proof of this are his moody western psychotic tunes such as "Keep Your Pain" and "All Alone &Blue". We have here Twin Peaks, Quentin Tarantino, and Sergio Leone all wrapped into one!!

"So Long" and "Down That Line" are addictive melodic rockers which stick in your head after only one listening. This is what they used to call "Hit Records", before "Hit Records" were outlawed!

The strong material, Danny Angulo's superb guitar, Reece Linley's pumpin' bass, and Charles Henning's crashing drums, all add up to a rip=roaring rockabilly platter.

Sixteen tracks in all, if you like raw and nasty rockabilly and real rock'nRoll, and not the clean sterile stuff so many of today's bands produce, this one's for you daddy-o!!!!

-Rockin' Ronny Weiser, the Rockabilly Rebel Westerner from Las Vegas, the Wild Wild West!!


I feel special that I get to be the first to post a review to the recently released self-titled CD by Rip Carson and the Twilight Trio, as it is not fully distributed yet. Thanks Rip. But just because Rip is my buddy does not mean that I am biased when I say that this CD is a must-have for anyone who likes authentic rockabilly that really rocks. (Think Rock 'n Roll Trio) I got the chance to see these guys play in Vegas, and immediately fell in love. Rip's crazy stage antics are a hoot! But when you see a band with the performance energy of Rip Carson and the Twilight Trio, it is sometimes questionable whether or not you will still love them half as much when you hear their CD, since you do not have the advantage of feeling the energy from the live show. However, I can assure you, this is not the case with Rip Carson. I was even more impressed to find that they sound just as fabulous on their CD. The CD just further showcases their talents. Because I am a vocalist myself, I have to compliment Rip personally, because his voice sounds incredible on the recordings. I was also impressed to find that all 16 tracks are originals. Most of the songs are pretty fast-paced rockers, but there is a good diversity in styles. Each song rocks in a different way. This is not the CD to buy if you are looking for something purdy and sweet. This is down and dirty rockabilly. Even the slower songs, like "Tornado Love", just sinfully seduce you. It will make you move and make you feel dirty and you will love every minute of it! Congratulations to Rip Carson and the Twilight Trio and to Ronny Weiser for this great Rollin' Rock release. I hope that when this Rollin' Rock tour is underway, they will be heading through my town. Because now that I have seen Rip Carson live AND heard the Cd, I am completely in love!

Li'l Rachel Casey, The Casey Sisters

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