Lost and found: Phantom, Rocker & Slick's 'Men without Shame'
With the baseball season starting next week, it is always interesting to hear the choices of “walk-up” music a batter selects as their theme music for the year. If I was in “the show” I would instruct the PA announcer to blast 1985’s Men Without Shame by Phantom, Rocker & Slick for my first at-bat.
With a dirty guitar crunch, nasty bass and crashing cymbals, Men Without Shame is also great on your headphones for less glamorous activities like taking a walk or other sissy things that don’t involve a wooden bat.
The trio was formed when the Stray Cats broke up for the first time and drummer Slim Jim Phantom and bassist Lee Rocker joined forces with Earl Slick. The trio went on to put out two albums in the ‘80s before the Stray Cats reformed. Slick is one of David Bowie’s favorite guitarists having played on several of his albums and tours. Slick is reported to be a featured guitar player on Bowie’s new album The Next Day.
- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger