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Man with the X​-​Ray Eyes maxi single

by The Spackles

I'll Be You 02:18
The Blob 02:42


""I am the man with the x-ray eyes and I can see through you". The Spackles debut on Rum Bar with its first single. The trio, Marie Slurrie, guitar, vocals; Phil McKraken, drums and Brian "Spackle" McKraken, bass, vocals, rock out on this single. The sound is dirty, yet recognisable. There's no denying an earlier Bowie sound in the song, like there are references to a lot of music from a long time ago. The trio plays it as rough as it sings, yet holds a firm hold on the pop element in the licks and vocal melody. Because of it the music hovers between punkrock and 70s glam in a successful way. The Spackles knows how to tickle the fancy of memories from a long time ago, hidden somewhere within the brain of the older music fan. The Man With The X-Ray Eyes does a lot of things just right." - WoNo Blog

"The Spackles, (the ex A Bunch of Jerks), have a new digital single. “The Man With the X-ray Eyes” has a glam feel and plenty of Bowie touching points. There is lots of juicy guitar to catch like the echoed up guitar screech that comes across as a laser effect. “I’ll Be You” has a Caribbean beat feeling. It’s quirky which and the Spackles are probably fine with that and we are too. It’s a cover of The Blob” the real theme song to the 1958 movie (with Steve McQueen). A studio group named The Five Blobs recorded the song and it was played on rock radio, such as it was in 1958. The Spackles have lots of fun with this. They juice it up with guitar, as is their thing. They keep the latin beat (rumba?) and the finger cheek popping. With all that they bring back the spirit of the fun loving fifties with it's plethora of novelty songs. And who else would do this? We love this group more and more." - Boston Groupie News


released October 13, 2023

Marie Slurrie - guitar, vocals
Phil McKraken - drums
Brian "Spackle" McKraken - bass vocals

Built by Bat in the Barn!
Cartoon art by Andrea


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