“White Teeth, Black Thoughts”
Available as: CD, LP, Digital Download
Masters of both extraordinary elegance and bird-flipping fury, CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES are indeed the real deal. Ever impossible to pigeon hole, White Teeth, Black Thoughts sees the Eugene, Oregon-based big band pushing themselves to the outer limits of inspiration and invention, resulting in two-count ‘em-two distinctive collections.
The primary album marks CPD’s first jazz and swing-powered outing in more than a decade, while the exhilarating bonus disc is built upon a twisted frame of guitar-slinging rock ‘n’ roll. Perry once again affirms his standing as a songwriter, band leader, and bomb thrower of the first order with songs like the defiant “I Love American Music,” utilizing deeply embedded textures of the past to directly and provocatively face up to our present and future.
As brave and articulate as it is boisterous and celebratory, CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES’ White Teeth, Black Thoughts is the souped-up, swinging sound of America’s dance band playing as the ship goes down.
“We’re a modern band talking about modern problems,” Perry says. “This is not a nostalgic record. If anything, it’s a record about nostalgia. I’m not interested in old things, I’m interested in how old things function now.” (Steve Perry)
Steve Perry and his band hide sophistication within catchy songs, mocking mainstream expectations with every note. Their laid-back punk approach to Swing, Jazz and Rock is refreshing and works precisely because it ignores genres.
“Dance music is a great way to reach out to everyone,” Perry says. “I love the universality of it. We can go to China and people will feel the beat. I like that there’s at least one aspect to CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES that’s going to hit you in the gut.” (Steve Perry)
In 2014 the band will be playing various festival and club shows all over Europe.
- The Babooch
- American Music
- Whiskey Jack
- Doug the Jitterbug
- White Teeth
- Brown flight jacket
- Bloodshot Eyes
- Jakes Frilly Panties
- Huffin Muggles
- Bowlegged woman
- Concrete Man Blues
-William Seiji Marsh
-Zoot Suit Riot: The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies (1997)
-Skaboy JFK: The Skankin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies (2009)