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Reform School Girl

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Tough Lover
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Reel Rock Party
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Reform School Girl
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Kill My Baby
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Psycho
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Sheena's Back
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Baby You Crazy
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Ain't No Good
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The Lowlife
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Dream Girl
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Flyin' Blind
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Lust Lil Lucy
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Filthy
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Rocker
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 39:20

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As Always

banomassa

Nick delivers a real ass kicker! You can always count on Nick to deliver a great album to set your good times to. This record has a vibe and groove you can't beat. Glad to see there's still someone that exemplifies rock and roll the way it was meant to be, loud, dangerous, and unpredictable!

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Cheap thrills & low-rent spills

whiskyprajer

Reform School Girl by Nick Curran and The Lowlifes amply demonstrates that rockabilly still has an undeniably primal energy to it that prevents it from becoming a mainstay at Disney’s Main Street USA. As with the Stray Cats and The Blasters (note the presence of Dave Alvin in “Flying Blind”), Curran uncovers the bloody steak at the heart of rockabilly and tears off bite-sized strips for some feral audience consumption. It’s all cheap thrills and low-rent spills, and it’s still very noisy.

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Don't miss out!

Tat2Don

If you are looking at downloading these songs, stop looking and start downloading. This is the best record I've heard in a long time. You can listen to these songs from beginning to end, over and over. Nick is able to blend so many styles and the sound is fresh and exciting. Get this now!

They Say All Music Guide

Since 2004′s Player!, blues-centric guitarist/vocalist Nick Curran left his record label, joined up with Kim Wilson’s latest incarnation of the Fabulous T-Birds, performed with his own punk-blues combo Deguello, and basically rumbled and tumbled through a number of sundry side projects, all the while eschewing the solo career that led to him taking home the 2004 W.C. Handy Award for Best New Artist Debut. Clearly, this allowed the ever-musically voracious Curran a chance to stretch his chops and imbibe more of the vast array of influences that spark his interests, from ’40s jump blues and ’50s rock & roll, to ’70s punk and ’80s hard rock. All of which Curran brings to bear on his fiendishly inspired, 2010 solo comeback Reform School Girl. A fiery, campy, and insanely rockin’ album, Reform School Girl sounds like something along the lines of Little Richard backed by the Misfits with Phil Spector recording the proceedings in his garage. Which isn’t to say that the album sounds sonically “gross” — raw, for sure, but ain’t that the point?! — in fact, Curran has hooked up yet-again with his longtime partner in crime Billy Horton who helped deliver the old-school vintage sound that Curran has made his trademark. Further, while Curran can lay blues-pipe as good as any of the other contemporary T-Bone Walker and Jimmie Vaughan freaks, the blues is only one of many connective musical tissues he rips through here. To these ends, the title track finds Curran nodding his Wild One motorcycle cap to the Ronettes as he humorously turns the standard girl-gone-bad story on its head. Elsewhere, burners like “Kill My Baby,” “Psycho,” and “Baby You Crazy” are fingersnapping rockers with deliciously nasty sentiments that call into question the exact nature of Curran’s romantic devotion. Also inspired is the Ritchie Valens-esque rave-up “Filthy” (a Deguello carry-over), and Curran’s revelatory head-thumping take on AC/DC’s “Rocker.” – Matt Collar

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