Donkey's Choice on Roel Jacobs:
(CD, Rowyna RW 5015)
- The first album of the Seatsniffers took the Belgian roots scene
by storm, even threatening to cross-over to an unsuspecting dEUS-crowd...
A beautiful sight it was, with 'Pulp Fiction' still being the cinematic
hype of the day, to see teenagers get haphazardly acquainted with
the works of Johnny Otis, Ray Sharpe and of course the Seatsniffers
themselves. There is no escaping from Roel's Saxin' in this Raunchy
pool of Rhythm & Blues with a 5 O' Clock Shadow.
Artwork was provided by Amsterdam's Tattoo Artist Hanky Panky (aka
Henk Schiffmacher), on whose 2004 Exposition Roel would be teaming
up with Gunter and 'Dizzy' Dave Reniers for a 1 time 'opening night'-performance
ALL OF THIS
(CD, Rowyna RW 5015)
- Seatsniffers' 2nd offering providing us with more bumps 'n' grinds
and Roel's Hunky Dory Honkin'... Contains 'Are You Gonna Be The
One'... A Greaser's Delight! Also, 'Don't Gimme That' has a very
interesting 'Wet Towel Slap'-groove... courtesy of SKC?"
BORN AGAIN...FREE FROM SIN
(CD, Rowyna RW 5035)
- Years before the 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou' craze, Country Gospel
was Big In Belgium and it was all thanks to The Seatsniffers! This
was a souped up invitation to embrace The Louvin Brothers, George
Jones, Jim & Jesse and get in close contact with Their Maker...Produced
by The Palladins' Thomas Yearsley!-
(CD, Rowyna RW 5050)
- With this album The Seatsniffers acknowledge their love for Country
for the first time on record. 'That's It' and Steve Earle's 'The
Devil's Right Hand' add a whole new dimension to their sound. Roel
goes bezerk in the multi-layered horn arrangements of the Pitched
Up Polka 'Make My Dream Come True'. -
LET'S BURN DOWN THE CORNFIELD
(CD, Sonic Rendezvous SRV 016)
- 6th album of the Seatsniffers takin' it yet another step further...
Not only do we get the fabulous Bluegrass Boogiemen to appear as a
guest band on 'Depression's Got Me Again', but also you can see the
first sign of The Seatsniffers going in a more Singer-Songwriter direction
with their choice to cover Randy Newman's 'Let's Burn Down The Cornfield'
and especially the Walter Broes penned 'It'll Never Come To Light'.
This song highlights their willingness to drift away from the melodic
mathematics of a genre, all for the sake of a song!-