Junkyard Rocks Croydon Today 3/11/18
Hollywood Rockers Junkyard began their UK tour supporting their long-time buddies Blackberry Smoke in Newcastle last night, and today they head south to play Croydon Rocks. Raucous, Blues-based and uncompromising, the eleven songs that made up their last album ‘High Water' marked a triumphant return on their first official album since 1991. While odds and sods had been released over the intervening years, ’High Water’ provided a firm statement of the band’s ongoing intent upon its release in April 2017. The album also boasts writing and lead guitar credits from Brian Baker, a Junkyard founding member who played with the band for many years but now plies his trade full time with Bad Religion, while on the road they are joined by Jimmy James (The Hangmen), with founding member Pat Muzingo and bassist Todd Muscat (who joined in 1991) rounding out the line-up. Junkyard’s classic sound also got some help from a fan and friend, with Charlie Starr of the aforementioned Blackberry Smoke writing the dramatic, forthright statement ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off’ specifically for the band.