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Los Straitjackets and Deke Dickerson Premiere New Song, "You Can Count On Me" — Exclusive

It's finally happened! Los Straitjackets and roots-music legend Deke Dickerson have combined forces to record an album, Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits.

Today, presents the exclusive premiere of a track from the album, which will be released October 7 via Yep Roc Records. Check out "You Can't Count on Me" below — and be sure to tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook.

If you find the album's title confusing, you'll understand once you hear "You Can't Count on Me," which is sung to the tune of "Hawaii 5-0." It's an album of famous instrumental songs with "lost" or rewritten lyrics.

“America’s Number 1 instrumental combo and I decided that six knuckleheads were better than one and that joining forces for an album’s worth of vocal instrumentals was yet another mountain that needed be to climbed,” says Dickerson, who has written several columns for “It is the first album of its kind, and it is required to be in your collection!"

The Grammy-nominated Los Straitjackets have toured the world and elsewhere, released 11 studio albums and found the time to record and tour with Reverend Horton Heat, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Big Sandy (to name just a few).

Dickerson was the frontman for Missouri's Untamed Youth. Since then, every project (including the Dave and Deke Combo, the Go Nuts, Blind Rage and Violence) has brought his unparalleled musicianship and flair for entertainment to the forefront. He has collaborated with Duane Eddy, Larry Collins of the Collins Kids, Randy Fuller (of the Bobby Fuller Four) and the Trashmen.

You'll find a complete track list and Los Straitjackets/Dickerson's latest tour dates below the YouTube player. For more about Los Straitjackets, visit For more about Dickerson, visit

Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits Track Listing:
1. Fury
2. Honky Tonk
3. Magic Star
4. Theme From A Summer Place
5. Perfidia
6. Apache
7. Misirlou
8. Kawanga
9. Wild Weekend
10. You Can Count On Me
11. Walk Don’t Run
12. Popcorn
13. Sleepwalk
14. Pipeline

2014 Tour Dates:
10/15 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
10/16 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
10/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
10/18 - Berywyn, IL @ FitzGerald's
10/19 - Rapids, MI @ Tip Top Grand
10/21 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
10/22 - Cincinatti, OH @ Southgate House Revival
10/23 - Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
10/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/25 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/26 - Buffalo, NY @ Sportsmen's Tavern
10/28 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe 9
10/30 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
11/01 - Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally's
11/02 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.