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THE WESTERN FRONT

Clint Bradley made his name with UK neo-rockabilly champs The Blue Cats, but he’s since gone back further to the source with his western albums. Vintage Rock hears from a man still in awe of Marty Robbins and living by the advice given to him by Carl Perkins
As a child in the New Forest, Clint Bradley’s life was consumed by the old west, listening to western music, western movies and western novels
Pasi Rytkonen

When Clint Bradley, probably best known in roots circles as the lead singer of neorockabillies The Blue Cats, released his first western album Riding After Midnight in 2014, he could have been forgiven for being slightly taken back by the warmth of its reception, not just among devotees of cowboy music, but also in rockabilly circles. For virtually his entire life, Clint has nurtured a passion for western music, often ploughing a lone furrow in his appreciation of the songs of the likes of Marty Robbins, Bob Nolan, Ken Curtis and Gene Autry. But the title track of Riding After Midnight was so punch-the-air exhilarating, and his versions of the Robbins classic Doggone Cowboy and Call Of The Far Away Hills, the theme tune from the Alan Ladd western Shane, so convincing, only a block of stone could not have been moved. Here was a man brushed by the spirit of past heroes who seemed to be able to write western songs in a sincere rather than tongue-in-cheek tone, and geared for the modern age.

Now he’s back with Soul Of The West, released once again on the Finnish label Bluelight Records, also noted for new releases by Jack Scott and Hayden Thompson in recent times. Bradley has not only maintained the standard of his previous album, but upped the game, presenting his most unified exploration to date of the underrated western genre.

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