“Anyone who has seen him perform with his band (The Hangovers ) knows that he dishes out a feast of hard-edged, raw sound that reminds you of Shakin’ Stevens-gone-bad-boy meets Nick Cave,” Gricken says, offering a spot-on description of his music and persona.
One of the scene’s most magnetic performers, the singer-guitarist says he just wants to “write songs and then burn myself to the ground playing them live. “It’s like a self-exorcism.
Hopefully, it’s entertaining to watch. If I leave the stage wrung out and barely able to speak, then I feel like I’ve done my job."
-The Toronto Sun August 24, 2012
"With a style that looks to The Cramps, Nick Cave and Elvis, The Hangovers belt out distorted, punky rockabilly on record and on stage as if their lives depended on it."
-Errol Nazareth, Toronto Sun
"From the Rawk music collective of Toronto's psychobilly nightlife comes a full-force, cow-punk movement known as Christian D & the Hangovers. The Hangovers kick their own brand of artfully crafted rockabilly into full overdrive when they hit the stage or studio, beating up every eardrum and instrument in their path. Drinking meets death (as they often do) and hillbilly meets downtown in a sonic party where lyrical loose women are the cheerleaders. You'll boogie, you'll laugh, you'll fear, and if you’re lucky, you won't remember a thing the next day!"
It's high octane, beer drinkin', fast livin' rock'n' roll with enough rockabilly slapping and punk rock rebellion to keep the house jumping.
The new CD "Shake it or Leave it" is 12 tracks of pure rocking fun. From the straight up driving of Vampire Rocker to the country tinged Child of the East Coast, from the 50's inspired Baby Jane to the gothic murder ballad Mr. Handsome, the Hangovers proudly display their influences all over this disc. There's a Cramps cover, Cornfed Dames thrown in to pay respects to the last true king of rock and roll.
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