Boz Boorer can rightfully
be described as being at the heart of the British music scene. This guitarist,
songwriter and producer is known to music fans across the world as a founding
member of legendary neo-rockabilly band, The
Polecats and also as co-writer, guitarist and musical director over the
past 20 years with former Smiths frontman, Morrissey.
On top of this he also produces promising indie newcomers in his studio in
Portugal and works with long-time companions like Edwyn Collins, Adam Ant and
Boz Boorer has also been lovingly described by his friends as an earthquake, a
very special artist who leaves an impression in the truest sense of the word
with his presence, energy and humour. On his new solo album, "Some Of The Parts", Boz shows
himself to be a fantastically versatile artist with a collection of 12 songs
created alongside numerous highly esteemed guest musicians like James Maker, Andy Ellison, Graeme Hughes and many more.
To the many
fans who know Boz as a rockabilly great, he demonstrates on this album that he
has no musical boundaries. At times raw and full of unbelievable intensity and
at others as kitsch and sweet as 60s lounge-pop. Interestingly some of these
songs were originally composed or recorded for fellow artists or were composed
during the course of a wild night in his Portuguese studio. "Some Of The
Parts" is compulsory listening and when all is said and done, Boz Boorer
is just pure Rock 'n' Roll.
single “Slippery Forces” was also recorded in Boz's Portugal studio and came
about as spontaneously as the decision to work with a Viennese label. The full length solo album Some Of The Parts has been released in August 2012. A new video and single "Bozanova" coming in February 2013, directed by visual artists luma.launisch and filmed in Mexico.
Boz Boorer is currently back in studio to record new material for his next album. More info soon.
"Slippery Forces" & "Some Of The Parts" artwork by Neue Gestaltung, Berlin
Cover pictures by James William Porter III
Pictures 2 + 3 by Carmen Chaplin