These Skulls Are Made For Rockin’ !!
”Psychobilly is a sub-genre that was gradually spawned over decades from a huge number of influences and historical precedents. Besides the obvious Rockabilly origins, there are musical elements of Punk, Surf, 50’s Rhythm and Blues, and Hard Country to go with visual and style elements from such disparate sources as 50’s and 60’s pulp fiction, B-grade sci-fi and horror movies, teen exploitation features and biker flicks.”
Two real cool double cd packages with a total of 100 songs from 50’s & 60’s, predecessors and inspiraton for psychobilly ”movement” and bands like The Cramps, The Gun Club, The Meteors etc. Many of these tunes you can find in “Born Bad” and “Songs The Cramps Taught Us” comps but anyways these are pretty fun collections, a must for those who are into raw rocking and weird rolling stuff. You gotta deal mostly with “second tire” underground r-billy rockers and few well known aces as Link Wray, Dick Dale, Johnny Burnette Rock and Roll or Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Just to mention, there are many instro oriented cuts for you “instro-lovers”. Don’t miss ’em. Dig!!!
“Gonna take a week off, Gonna go to Hell
Send ya a postcard, Hey I’m doin’ swell!
Wish you were here, Aloha from Hell…”
Hell yeah! This Surfadelic collection is dedicated to my favorite band and 30th anniversary of being ‘Cramped’. The story goes somethin’ like this: Way back in 1988. my then girlfriend gave me an audio casette of some new wave/punk comp. with Joy Division, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke and stuff, but baby… When “Human Fly” buzz blasted outta speakers I was knocked out & down. As a huge fan of horror, b movies and punk rock, I was won over by The CRAMPS and they soon became my fav band next to Ramones.
First lp I heard was “A Date With Elvis” with legendary killer tunes as ‘Can Your Pussy Do The Dog’, ‘What’s Inside A Girl’, ‘How Far Can Too Far Go’, ‘Aloha From Hell’… but the first album I owned was now a classic “Stay Sick!” ’89 lp. ‘God Damn Rock & Roll’, ‘Bikini Girls With Machine Guns’, ‘All Women Are Bad’, ‘The Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon’ were the hit tunes for the ‘New Cramped Generation’. This comp. gathers my favorite Cramps tunes from their more glamorous second [‘bass phase’] period from 1986. to 2003. and their final album “Fiends Of Dope Island”. I know you already have everything by The Cramps but hey… This is ‘Surfadelic Jungle’, alright! Let’s Get F*cked Up, Dig!!!
Garage punk band from Tacoma, Washington, formed in 1983. From 1987. to 2003. they released five albums and bunch of singles on different independent labels. Their style is heavily influenced by The Cramps and acts like Link Wray or The Sonics. Girl Trouble is one of my fav garage punkers from 90’s next to Swingin’ Neckbreakers, Boss Martians, Devil Dogs, The Gories, or Blues Explosion! Although I’ve already posted their whole catalogue, I think they deserve a special Surfadelic tribute. This is kinda best of collection, a selection of favorite trax from their LPs and singles. If you ain’t familiar with GP this comp will be a fine introduction. Check out some fav tunes down there ‘n’ Dig!!!
Here’s their 2nd Lp issued on New Rose + ’84 debut 7″. More ”Truck Stop Cow Punk-Rockabilly-Rhythm & Booze Rockers”. Mighty fine highway garage-billy originals and covers of Kip Tyler’s ”She’s My Witch”, Dale Hawkins “Little Pig” and The Stooges “1969”. Enjoy these predecessors to Girl Trouble and Deadbolt. You gotta respect the ”Rules Of The Road”. Don’t miss this, Dig!!!
[Special thanx to Mark for this Lp & 45]
”Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in”
My oh my! When I thought I knew everything ’bout 80’s US underground rockin’ scene somethin’ jumps out of nowhere. Formed in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA. in 1983. these bluesy highway garage-billy cats never hit the big time and quits after only two records. Their sound can be best described as similar to those of The Cramps, Girl Trouble or Deadbolt. As my friend Garner said ”Truck Stop Cow Punk-Rockabilly-Rhythm & Booze Rockers”. Well you got the picture. This here is a vinyl rip of their ’85 debut lp ”Last Dance Before Highway” + 6 cuts from ’87 ”Magic Fingers And Hourly Rates”. Check out some favs down there ‘n’ Dig!!!
[Special thanx to Garner from HiOctane Revival]
Formed in Essex, UK, this garage-billy John Peel favs managed to realese several singles and an lp in ’84/’85. This is not ”slap bass boring dickhead boom boom billy” as some of you could expect, but pretty interesting kick ass 60’s garage influenced rockabilly with it’s own kink. You can hear cool covers of some of you favorite Pebbles/Nuggets etc. garage tunes as ”No Friend Of Mine”, ”Ain’t It Hard”, ”Judgement Day”, ”Double Decker Bus”, ”Mini Skirt Blues”, ”Im In Pittsburgh (And It’s Rain’in)”… as well as fine originals with touch of early The Cramps as ”Hasil Adkins In My Head”, ”The Underestimated Man”, ” Footsteps” [xerox of ”Don’t eat the stuff off the sidewalk”] or great rockers as ”Inside Out (See All)”, ”Ballad Of J.D.” and garage psychedelics ”Hear Noises”, ”Loosing My Mind, ”Something Ain’t”. By 1986 they evolved into The Purple Things but that’s another chapter. Now dig this!!!
One of those legendary Cramps bootlegs recorded live at Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland, 21 April 1986. It was great “A Date With Elvis” era tour and The Cramps rumble real hard this time with female bass player. Sound quality is real cool, so you gotta ask yourself one question, How Far Can Too Far Go? “Shake that thing I’ll buy you a diamond ring” Dig !!!
A1 Heartbreak Hotel
A3 How Far Can Too Far Go?
A4 The Hot Pearl Snatch
A5 People Ain’t No Good
A6 Cornfed Dames
B1 What’s Inside A Girl?
B2 Blue Moon Baby
B3 Georgia Lee Brown
B4 Lonesome Town
B5 Do The Clam
B6 Aloha From Hell
B7 (Hot Pool Of) Womanneed
C1 Love Me / The Most Exhalted Potentate Of Love
C2 You Got Good Taste
C3 T.V. Set
C4 Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
D1 Surfin’ Bird
D2 Human Fly / Sunglasses After Dark
D3 It’s Just That Song
Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
Hey kids, I wanna share with ya some really rare stuff snatched somewhere on the net long time ago. This thing shoulda be the mighty Cramps rehearsals for “Big Beat From Badsville” circa ’96. What’s interesting, one track is pretty unknown never heard before, I entitled it “A Place To Die” [pretty creepy ha !?!] ’cause just couldn’t understand whatta hell Lux sings about [some weird shit for sure]. Anyways, there’s never enough of The Cramps stuff. So here you are Dig !!!
Great sounding ’88 bootlegs, Great band, Great performances. Primitive!!!