Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers – Luck (Re:Peater)
Out of the ashes of Uncle John & Whitelock rises a dark, 'doom-wop' debut
Hallelujah! The ghost of Uncle John & Whitelock, Glasgow's seriously demented purveyors of their self-styled horror r n' b, is reborn and delivered here in the still possessed shape of Jabob Yates (nee Lovatt), former howler of that parish. Lovatt and co may brand their primitive psycho-billy musings as 'doom-wop' these days, but this twitch-hipped, finger-poppin' but downright dark debut sounds more of a continuum, all back-alley hellfire preaching, growling fuzz guitar and wonky stumblebum piano with a parade of cartoon monsters tripping by the junkyard where the bad-boys hang out. Praise be and Amen for such a glorious resurrection.