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This is a continuation of my previous post in which I posted Born Bad Volumes 1 through 6, which can be found posted here: http://digitalmeltd0wn.blogspot.com/2007/04/born-bad-compilation-series-collects.html I'm on break from school, and I have to go to work as soon as I get out, so I'm going to keep this post short. Many years after the original Born Bad compilation series was released, an individual released a couple of bootlegs, Born Bad Volumes 7 & 8. For the most part the music contained within these volumes is in the same vein as the rest of the series. One noticeable difference is the absence of songs which would eventually be covered by The Cramps, which were heavily featured throughout the first six volumes. Another minor difference is that both volumes contain 16 tracks, while the original six volumes contained 14 tracks each. Aside from these differences these bootleg volumes integrate well with the first six volumes, and one can listen to them all seamlessly. Below you will find an excerpt from my previous post, which covers some of the general info about the first six volumes:
In 1986 the first of a series of compilations entitled "Born Bad" introduced listeners to a number of bands that greatly influenced the rockabilly and psychobilly bands in the decades that followed. Perhaps the most important band to emerge was The Cramps, a band that I have featured here on DM many times in the past. The Cramps helped to usher in a new wave of rockabilly acts across the world, and inadvertently created a new genre in the process. They combined the sound and style of the early country, rockabilly and garage rock acts of the '50s and '60s with the newly emerging punk rock attitude and style of the late '70s. Their unique approach was labeled as "Psychobilly", and thus a genre was born.
The Born Bad series collects together the original music that inspired bands such as The Cramps. The six original volumes contain 84 tracks, with each volume in the series containing 14 tracks. The first volume is often listed as "Volume One: Songs The Cramps Taught Us", not to be confused with the bootleg release of the same name, which can be found here: http://digitalmeltd0wn.blogspot.com/2007/12/various-artists-songs-cramps-taught-us.html A sticker was included on the vinyl release of the first volume that read "Songs The Cramps Taught Us", although it would not be included on any of the volumes that followed. For those of you who are interested in listening to the early rockabilly, country, rock 'n' roll and garage rock acts of the '50s and '60s that inspired The Cramps, it gets no better than this compilation. Those of you who are familiar with The Cramps will recognize these songs, as the band sought to pay tribute to the artists that inspired them by performing their own cover versions to many of the songs contained in the Born Bad series.
Born Bad Volume 7
Label: Born Bad Genres: Garage Rock, Rockabilly, Proto-Punk Bitrate: 220VBR Format: MP3
Tracklist: 1. Ric Cartey - Oo Wee Baby 2. Johnny Fortune - Dragster 3. The Blues Rockers - Calling All Cows 4. Roy Brown - Buther Pete Part 1 5. Larry Phillipson - Bitter Feelings 6. Terry Dunavan - Earthquake Boogie 7. The Shells - Whiplash 8. The Fanatics - I Will Not Be Lonely 9. The Wailers - Hang Up 10. Junior Thompson - How Come You Do Me 11. The Rhythm Rockers - Madness 12. Kit & the Outlaws - Don't Tread On Me 13. Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose 14. The Embers - I Walked All Night 15. Gene Summers - Taboo 16. Link Wray - Rumble
Label: Born Bad Genres: Garage Rock, Rockabilly, Proto-Punk Bitrate: 192kbps Format: MP3
Tracklist: 1. Sheriff & the Ravels - Shombolar 2. Bo Diddley - Dancing Girl 3. Walter Brown - Jelly Roll Rock 4. Keith Courvale - Trapped Love 5. Hayden Thompson - Blues, Blues, Blues 6. Lightnin' Slim - It's Mighty Crazy 7. Roy Brown - Butcher Pete, Part 2 8. Danny Dell - Froggy Went A Courting 9. Fender Four - Margaya 10. Elvis Presley - Do The Clam 11. Slim Harpo - Strange Love 12. Randy Alvey - Green Fuzz 13. Captain Beefheart - Hard Working Man 14. Sonny Burgess - Red Headed Woman 15. Don & the Galaxies - Sundown (Instrumental) 16. The Revels - Intoxica