Mighty Shakers made their first outset and they struck the local music scene in 1998. With main influences from the punk-rock and the rock’n’roll scenes of the 70’s, as well as the widespread spectrum of pure and straight rock, the band succeeded in making some of the most dynamic and highly energetic performances not only in Athens, but also in the rest of Greece.
The year of 2005 started in a powerful way for the band, as they had their first release, “The Desert’s Bleeding” ep, which included two new and two formerly tracks, by the underground label of the Action High Recordings.
Unfortunately, Mighty Shakers were forced to lose time after the withdrawal of some of the members for personal reasons. So, the bands’ line-up had to change a few times and today Mighty Shakers rock again.
In 2008, the band returns more dynamic and electric than ever. They were the opening act for the punk legends Damned in Athens and for once again they gave their best. At the same period, some awesome appearances followed.
The spring of 2009 Mighty Shakers, and after some gigs, they followed the Swedish rockers Dandelions in their Greek tour and before the end of the year the band made a tour in Greece and Bulgaria.
The band has already presented rock ‘n’ roll in the simplest and most entertaining way, while in their new cd, “The Hang Of It”, which is an original punk-rock ‘n’ roll dynamite of 13 tracks and is released under the label of Feedback Sound, Mighty Shakers present it as it should be, crystal clear and straight.
So, get the hang of it and play your game!
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very special for you this week - the heads up on a very limited Pop
Rivets box set (only 134 copies), containing a numbered 7" single, DVD, 2
postcards, 2 badges, a sticker and a fanzine containing a preview
chapter from Billy Childish's forthcoming punk memoir.
There's a choice of cover too.
to the limited nature of this item, orders are limited to 1 copy per
order. We'll be making these products live and available to buy on the
DG shop this Friday at 3pm, so look out for Friday's newsletter
We'll also Tweet and do that Facebook thing as soon as they're available too.
The Pop Rivets - 1st Generation Punk Box set
(7" / DVD / 2 postcards / sticker / 2 badges / fanzine)
THE POP RIVETS
1st Generation Punk – Box Set
Limited Edition of 134 (67 of each design)
This limited edition box set contains the following…
A DVD of original super 8 footage of the Pop Rivets live at their 1st ever gig in 1977
An original 7" single of the 'lost' Pop Rivets Demo 'Fun for the UK C/W Kray Twins' from 1978
A 1 1/4" Pop Rivets logo badge drawn by Billy in 1977
A special edition of the fanzine Chatham's Burning featuring a chapter about the show at Detling Village Hall from Billy Childish's forthcoming novel All The Posions in the Mud , based on his punk years.
The live footage, filmed by Tish Hughs on Colour Super 8 at Detling village hall on 11th September '77, was
rediscovered last year in a metal tool box that survived the fire at
Big Russ's garage. The film has been edited by Billy to the live version
of Whatcha Gonna Do About It, the opening track of the concert that
evening - recorded on Toney Pink's Revox G36 1/2 track.
Along with the film, a box of the 7" singles (cat No Scar – 0) and a bag of badges were also discovered.
We decided something had
to be done with these rare artefacts of urban punk history so we bunged
'em in a box and now offer them up to the first takers.
Get a copy for 30 nicker
(Also included: 2 photo postcards of the band's first gig, a Pop Rivets sticker and a CTMF 'First Generation Punk' 1" badge)
Look out for Friday's newsletter!
Ian & Duncan
Written by Dom Daley
Posted: Friday, 12 August 2011
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