Friday, 5 June 2009
Slim Jim and Lee Rocker hit and slap around the world
Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom, the hip-swivellinest drummer in rock 'n' roll history is embarking on a few new projects this summer. The first, in early July will see him play a handful of dates in South America with guitarist Jimmy Rip, who many of you might remember for his recent association with the Killer. He's no mean guitarist and Jim knows how to lay a thin bit of stick on a tight bit of skin.
The following month looks brilliant, with Slim Jim teaming up with rockabilly legends Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding, together with original Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, who Jim knows from his Dead Men Walking days. To date they've got ahandful of dates arranged for the northern states of America, but are looking for more. It would be great to see that line-up head over here.
Meawhile, slap bass supremo Lee Rocker continues to be the most prolific of all the Cats, with a summer long diary that sees him criss-cross North America as well as a mid October date at the Cerdanyola Blues Festival in Spain.