Torro

by Pike Cavalero

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  • Torro (CD - 1st pressing)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CD release features Pike Cavalero's new album, Torro, containing 14 tracks.

    Under the title of the homonymous – and almost folkloric- number in Spanish from the Memphis bluesman, Rosco Gordon, recorded in 1957 for the legendary Sun Record Company, Sleazy Records offers a release produced by Cavalero himself alongside his lead guitar player, Al Dual -endorser of the Gretsch Musical Instruments Co. in Spain- containing 14 cuts in a subtle combination of classic rock'n'roll, country, rockabilly and blues, which make an album that could be tagged as conceptual, where this ‘Torro’ is non-other than the metaphor that define several difficulties happened in the artist’s life.

    Speeched intro by Cavalero and lyrics sheet (in booklet) only available in this format.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Torro via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Torro (10" Vinyl - 1st pressing)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This 10" Vinyl release features Pike Cavalero's new album, Torro, containing 14 tracks.

    Under the title of the homonymous – and almost folkloric- number in Spanish from the Memphis bluesman, Rosco Gordon, recorded in 1957 for the legendary Sun Record Company, Sleazy Records offers a release produced by Cavalero himself alongside his lead guitar player, Al Dual -endorser of the Gretsch Musical Instruments Co. in Spain- containing 14 cuts in a subtle combination of classic rock'n'roll, country, rockabilly and blues, which make an album that could be tagged as conceptual, where this ‘Torro’ is non-other than the metaphor that define several difficulties happened in the artist’s life.

    Cover of Warren Smith's 'Miss Froggie' by Cavalero only available in this format.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Torro via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Torro (CD+10"Vinyl)

    Combine the best of both formats, and get the the two releases of the album saving some money!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Torro via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

South east of Spain, land of ol’ gun-loaded bandits and desert landscape where Sergio Leone filmed his most legendary Spaghetti Westerns back in the 1960’s.
There’s nothing strange when I say in this atmosphere rose up the strong personality of that rockabilly cat called PIKE CAVALERO!

Rockin’ all over the country and abroad, takin’ the crowd by storm in the best known international weekenders as Hemsby, Rockabilly Rave, Rockin’ Race or High Rockabilly, to name just a few.

This SLEAZY RECORDS recording artist leaves behind a self produced EP-CD, a couple of EP’s plenty of dancefloor killers and a complete CD ‘Just a matter of manners’, denominated as ‘Best Rockabilly album of the year 2011’ !!!

Back from the studio, he’s ready to hit the circuit again and shake the house down with this slice of rockabilly frenzy named TORRO.
This main title was originally recorded by Rosco Gordon on the legendary Sun label as flip side of Sally Jo. Here Pike opens fire with attitude, proud of the Spanish folklore roots.
Yep, not only strong drivin’ Rockabilly rhythm can be found. You will know what I mean if you dig the Bo Diddley jungle beat of ‘Little I’ or the country rocker ‘Carrera del desengaño’, a Spanish adaptation of the great late George Jones classic 'The race is on'.
Reminiscences to Charlie Feathers boppin’ raw with 'My bunch of lovin’ girl' or to Ted Harris with that cool strollin’ track ‘Let’s get this chicken fried’.

Pike Cavalero shows how to bop with guts with the ass kicker ‘Six shooter blues’, previously released but remixed & remastered for this brand new record. Same as ‘When I’ve got the blues’ or the jivin’ number ‘Wannabes’.

Hey DJ’s, there’s a tip for you! Do you wanna get the dancefloor busy? ‘Black hearts club’ is a boppin’ WINNER!!!

Another highlight is ‘My misery’, a brilliant jiver with an hypnotic guitar work where the swamp pop meets Bakersfield sound.

Last but not the least, if these words are not enough to show the skills of Pike as singer and talented songwriter, then catch the feelin’ with ‘Ragin’ Sea’, a nice Nashville type ballad rounded off with a classy Studio B-alike production including strings arrangement and the superb vocal harmonies of the Del Prince.

Little less conversation, a little more action please. Grab the record out off the sleeve, play extremely loud and...take the TORRO by the horns!

DJ ROCK-OLA JORDI

credits

released February 24, 2014

Produced by Pike Cavalero and Al Dual
Mixed and Mastered by Pike Cavalero
Design & Artwork by Iñaki López
Cover Pic by Carlos Olmedo

Studio Sessions

Session A

(Torro, My misery, Black hearts club,
Ragin’ sea, Take it easy, The mine.)

Al Dual: Lead guitar and vocals
Mariano Chacón: Double bass
Diego Cruz: Drums and vocals

Guest artists:
Mayte Beltrán,Castanets (Torro)
The Del Prince, Vocal harmonies (Ragin’ sea)
Orges Toçe & Albana Kreshti, Violins (Ragin’ sea)
Arenc Krasniqi, Viola (Ragin’ sea)
Arbias Toçe, Cello (Ragin’ sea)
Ilir Shekulli, Contrabass (Ragin’ sea)
Herbert Bauerhofer, Baritone saxophone (Ragin’ sea)

Recorded OCT26/27 2013 at CMC Dando la Nota Studios (El Alquián, Almería, SP)
by Pike Cavalero

Session B

(My bunch of loving’ girl, Wannabes
When I’ve got the blues, Little I., as released in SR-55, 2013.
Remixed and Remastered.)

Al Dual - Lead guitar
Francisco J. Carrasco - Double bass
Antonio Quesada - Drums

Guest artist:
Quino Lucas, Piano (Wannabes)

Recorded DEC16 2012 at Mirage Studios (Cartagena, Murcia, SP)
by Rubén Ros

Session C

(Carrera del desengaño)

Al Dual: Lead guitar and vocals
Francisco J. Carrasco: Double bass
Antonio Quesada: Drums
Diego Cruz: Vocals

Recorded FEB27 2012 at MIA Studios (Murcia, SP) by Antonio Illán

Session D

(Let’s get this chicken fried,
Six shooter blues, as released in SR-35, 2012. Remixed and Remastered.)

Same musicians as Session B

Recorded OCT29/30 2011 at CMC Dando la Nota Studios (El Alquián, Almería, SP)
by Pike Cavalero

Sleazy Records
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©2014, Sleazy records, Pike Cavalero -- All rights of the Manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved

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Pike Cavalero Spain

Pike Cavalero -musician and writer grown in the South-East of Spain- has managed to carve himself a niche in the independent music scene offering a concept based on his powerful and real shows.

Always accompanied by a distinctive sound and his very noticeable looks, he has succeeded to combine the factors in order to get in on some of the most important stages of the classic r'n'r scene.
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