Sweet Kay

This music video depicts singer / drummer Jackslacks as a member of Southern California rockabilly band Hot Rod Lincoln along with mates Buzz Campbell (guitar/vocals) and Johnny D’Artenay (bass/vocals). The band did pretty well regionally in SD, LA and SF, and opened for a who’s who of talented rockabilly, swing and roots rock groups including Big Sandy & The Fly Rite Boys, Russell Scott & The Red Hots, Lee Rocker, Hooligans, Forbidden Pigs and many more.

Buzz has since gone as a solo artist and as guitarist for both Lee Rocker and Sha-Na-Na. Johnny fronts a Johnny Cash tribute band in Nashville, TN.

The video is about Johnny G’s beloved leapord spotted upright bass affectionally known as ‘Kay’ and our bands many musical adventures in and around San Diego, especially at a club in the Gaslamp section of downtown called Bodies. Although somewhat of a ‘hole in the wall’, the venue allowed the group a regular night or two each week and the opportunity to hone their chops and fine tune their set list, which consisted mostly of originals and top 40 hits from the ‘original’ rock & roll period 1955-1959 (think Sun Records; Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc).

The music video was filmed as part of a final project for aspiring Director/Producer Dave Stewart (now an established Hollywood TV & Film Cinematographer) at San Diego City College. The song was produced by 1980’s neo-rockabilly and legendary ‘Doghouse’ bassist, ‘The Stray Cat’ Lee Rocker in Los Angeles.

Jackslacks has been pumping out his solo work on indie label Shield Of Love since 2003, when he released the smooth sliding rockabilly CD ‘Rock & Roll Dinosaur’. His 2012 CD ‘Lucky Man’ (with single ‘Best Friend Gone Away’) made it’s way around the world on local, college, FM, Internet and international radio. Look for his brand new release ‘Generations Hypnotized’ (hints of Black Keys/Mumford & Sons) which is due for release on April 1, 2013. ‘Bop ’till ya drop!’

  • Andrew Wiggins

    80’s MTV video from Hot Rod Lincoln…