EAMONN DOWD I Walked All Night
Eamonn Dowd & The Racketeers I Walked All Night is available on Bandcamp
by Walter Price
Eamonn Dowd & The Racketeers return with a new installment in their Seven Day Singles series with a cover of The Embers’ “I Walked All Night“. There’s not too much I could find about the original recording, but I’ll regurgitate what I found published on last.fm, “A track originally composed by Hargus “Pig” Robbins, arguably Nashville’s finest session pianist/keyboardist – it has been covered by The Cramps(1997), Lowell Fulson (1975), Mighty Joe Young (1971), and The Bluetones (2006), as well as The Embers (1993).”
Almost surprisingly, Dowd and company [Kaiza Johansson / Stephanie Lundström] don’t particularly stray too far from the original tone and vibe of The Embers’ take. Of course, Dowd’s signature brooding post-punk rockabilly vocals are in place and The Racketeers’ backing is as indelible as ever. This cover is as shadowy as any fan of this outfit has come to expect and has a substantial singalong factor as well.
There’s a black and white music video following Dowd through the dusk-filled streets that you’ll only find on Facebook and Dowd’s website. Give it a view, because only time will tell if these nocturnal images, like the song itself, will disappear.
You can stream “I Walked All Night”, here at the GTC.
EAMONN DOWD & THE RACKETEERS I Walked All Night
Artist photo via Facebook // Quotes via last.fm
Stephanie Lundström – Drums
Kaiza Johansson – Bass
Eamonn Dowd – Guitar, vocals
“The Embers (I Walked All Night) version is now very elusive and hard to track down anywhere on the internet, although it’s available on the 1993 album “El Primitivo/American Rock’N’Roll & Rockabilly, a compilation of 24 rockabilly tracks originally recorded in the late 50’s/early 60’s under the direction of Murray Nash, who ran the small label Do-Ra-Me. Most of the tracks on the album have not appeared on any other albums/in any other collections. This particular song however, was also featured on the cassette album “Abattoir Dogs” a compilation tape given away free in a 1995 issue of Vox magazine, as their tribute to the films of Quentin Tarantino.”