Mike Badger is set to drop his new single titled ‘Beatin’ a Path (To Your Door)’ on July 22nd. From his upcoming album ‘Papa Badge Light The Blue Touch Paper’, we get a glimpse of that dirty nitty gritty sound that is the rusty raucous rockabilly style jam. The type where you sing through the harmonica mic and say fuck you to the establishment with a guttural no nonsense swagger only a true rebel can provide.
‘Beatin’ a Path (To Your Door)’ is the first single from new album ‘Papa Badge Light The Blue Touch Paper’ produced by Mike’s son Ray Badger.
Mike Badger formed The La’s in the mid eighties leaving just before they signed to Go! Discs, he went on to form The Onset releasing albums on Liverpool’s Probe Plus label and touring the UK and Europe.
Also a sculptor who works with recycled materials Mike created the artwork and videos for Space who named their second album ‘Tin Planet’ after his work. (re-released this month for the first time on vinyl -Demon Records)
Mike co-founded The Viper Label in 1999 with ex La’s/Lightning Seeds Paul Hemmings releasing authentic Liverpool ‘cult classics’ from the Merseybeat era up to the present, alongside original US Rockabilly, Country and Rhythm and Blues compilations.
Mike Badger and the Shady Trio followed after showcasing in SXSW in 2009 touring the UK and the USA with Margo Price and releasing two albums on the Generator Label.