Love Me Like Crazy
Cave Catt Sammy first appeared on the scene, they were
a raw, uninhibited rockabilly band with four young guys
who knew how to slick their hair back real pretty. But
in the years that ensued, the band has truly come of age.
Their third album, Love Me Like Crazy (Rubric Records),
introduces the listener to a more polished sound. In addition
to some excellent hooks influenced by Big Sandy's Fly-Rite
Boys, the killer opening track, "Gonna Rock and Roll,"
affirms the presence of Bill Haley's ghost. They
still know how to slick their hair back real pretty, too.
band has been playing together since high school, and
the instrumentation is solid. The majority of the album's
14 tracks are originals, and although their sound is not
especially inventive, it is certainly pleasing in its
energy. Cave Catt Sammy evokes an idea more than they
emulate it. The tracks "Doggone, She's Gone"
and "Love Me Like Crazy"sound like they could
have been on a 45 bought at a small record shop in 1958.
There's a timeless style at work here.
Beau "Sammy" Sample is also the upright bassist,
which creates a deep acoustic richness behind a pleasing
voice. The vocals are best showcased on the songs "Raining
Honey" and "Second Hand Lover." But the
band works as a team, and all four members are obviously
fans of the music that came out of Sun studios in the
1950s. The songs are crisp, and one assumes the Bryl Cream
the band online at http://www.cavecattsammy.com