Moving on from earlier release ‘Farewell Britain: A Rockin’ Farewell To Britain’, the fresh year brings in a fresh outlook from Rhythm Bomb Records with latest compilation ‘Europe’s Rocking’. Setting its sights on the present and serving as a link to the future as the artists featured in this compilation should warrant further investigation, the track list features numerous bands from the current scene. Leading the way is The Hoodoo Tones and their track ‘Who Thinks About Me’, which happens to be just one of many highlights from their excellent ‘Still On The Run’ long player. There’s plenty of raw and rockin’ sounds to be heard via the likes of Twisted Rod (‘I’m Gone’), Ray Black & The Flying Carpets (‘Better Way To Move’) and always reliable Vince & The Sun Bopper and selected song ‘Mama Little Chicky’. In addition to the rockabilly tracks, there are tracks to be heard with a combined blues influence from the likes of The Kokomo Kings (‘Fooled By The City Lights’), which is worthy of its inclusion for its meaningful song title alone, to other examples featuring the excellent Cat Lee King & His Cocks (‘You’re The Greatest’), The Jelly Roll Men taking one back in time via their ‘Come Back Home To Me’, and gorgeous vocals of Bonita, featuring the highly experienced The Blues Shacks, during ‘Hottest Wing In Town’. Adding to such experience is the lo-fi and raw edge of ‘So Blue’ by Little Victor, not to mention reintroduction of Fireball Steven and his ‘Thunder And Lightning’ for bringing back the rockabilly sound, ‘Europe’s Rocking’ is a prime example of everything good that is happening in today’s rockin’ scene.