Friday, December 18, 2009

The Blue Jeans - Hard Time

The Blue Jeans
Hard Time Lp

Label: Studio II
Catalog#: ST II 03
Format: Vinyl, LP,
Country: Greece
Released: 1992
Genre: Rock
Style: Rockabilly

Side A'
You Better Watch Out
I'm Going Home
Ain't Gonna Cry
Wild Saxophone
Lonesome Train *

Side B'
I Lost My Mind
Not Fade Away
Hot Rockabilly Stuff
The Motorcycle Boy *
Baby Please Don't Go *

Blue Jeans :
Alex : Vocals , Guitars
"Boogie Boy" Steve : Double "trouble" bass and
Fender Precision bass on *
Jeff : Drums , Percussion
Angelos Michalopoulos : Sax

93.83 MBmp3@320 & scans
New Link
Hard Time  Here

Band Info :
The Blue Jeans are definitely the most well known rockabilly band that ever came out of Greece.
The Blue Jeans were formed back in 1984 by Alex Berekos initially as a four piece band playing mostly covers.. After two years of constant gigging they are offered their first deal to release an E.P. for the "Wipe Out" recording label that is released in 1986. The E.P. features two original songs plus a cover of the instrumental surf tune Wipe Out.
Today this release is considered a collector's item. The same year they play in Thessaloniki for the first time in a festival which is headlined by the mighty SLEEPY LABEEF.
1990 seems to be a crucial year for the band with lots of changes both in their line up and their sound in general with the addition of a upright bass player and an obvious direction to more authentic Rockabilly music but always played with their own style. Gigs are always well received by their increasing fans and prove them soon to be one of the hottest live bands in Greece.
In 1991 Angelos Michalopoulos (Saxophone) joins the band and they are picked up to open the gig for THE CRAMPS and so they did with THE RAMONES shows in Athens, while later on
they share the bill with THE BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS and THE BLUES BAND.

1992 is another busy year with playing live always on their agenda. RUDY "TUTTI" GRAYZELL is invited by THE BLUE JEANS to come over and play with them as a backing band a show in Athens which turned out to be a huge success. Another SUN RECORDS legend hits the ground and appear with THE BLUE JEANS as his backing band and that is the legendary rockabilly hero JOHNNY CARROLL who plays two shows in Athens and Thessaloniki (probably one of his last shows in Europe). Finally the band releases their first full album by the title HARD TIMES. One of the album's songs is featured on UK's NERVOUS records compilation "Streets of fear" released in 1994.

Υπήρχε μία περίοδος που αυτό το lp, μαζί με το "Elf" των Dirty Saints ακουγόταν σχεδόν σε καθημερινή βάση από τα ηχεία μου.10 τραγούδια, κάτι λιγότερο από 37 λεπτά και μια αίσθηση μεταφοράς από την εποχή του σε μια άλλη εποχή χρόνια πίσω...
Ένα ταξίδι στην δεκαετία του'50 σε 'κείνα τα απίθανα πάρτι της εποχής. Ιδρωμένο rockabilly, pure rock'n'roll, μουσική για να σηκωθείς και να κουνήσεις τους γοφούς σου, κάτι σαν Elvis ένα πράγμα. Τον λάτρεψα τότε, τούς γούσταρα ήδη από το "Wipe Out EP" και τα τραγούδια του μου χάρισαν απίστευτες στιγμές κεφιού και ανεμελιάς. Πείτε ότι για αυτό είναι φτιαγμένος αυτός ο δίσκος. Για διασκέδαση.
Αφιερωμένος στον φίλο μου τον Κωνσταντίνο - blues at heart - που αποφάσισε ότι ήρθε η ώρα να πληρώσει το χρέος του στην μαμά πατρίδα. Κωνσταντίνε, καλή θητεία.
Υ.Γ. Ακόμη κυκλοφορεί, αν γουστάρετε, αγοράστε τον...


  1. Ας το ανεβάσει κάποιος ξανά.πλιζζζζζζζζζζζ!!!!!!

    1. Ετοιμάζεται σιγά σιγά...

    2. Νέο link έτοιμο, από σήμερα.

  2. Hi Great music at your site.
    I wonder if you can re-upload this album.
    Hope you can

  3. Thank You Kostas,
    I look forward to listening to this again.