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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Rockabilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease

Everybody's heard about the bird" - so say The Trashmen and a fitting opener for 16 of the most deranged tracks that you can find. One of the best selling Big Beat releases finally hits CD after a world wide search for tape copies of some of these tributes to the sheer insanity of rock & roll. The Sonics "Psycho", The Novas - "The Crusher", Legendary Stardust Cowboy - "Paralysed" - the titles say it all. The original album has lost one track but gained the legendary and rare even-on-vinyl Ralph Nielson & The Chancellors - "The Scream", Link Wray chewing the blues and spitting out Willie Dixon's "Hidden Charms" and the Milkshakes taking on the aforementioned Link Wray on "Run Chicken Run". Apart from that you still get The Cramps with Jimmy Dickinson ripping up Sonny Burgess's "Red Headed Woman", Britain's psychobilly kings The Meteors with a live "My Daddy Is A Vampire" and "Radioactive Kid" along with the late great Gun Club, Tav Falco's Panther Burns with their finest destructobilly and two other bands of this parish the Sting-Rays and The Guana Batz.
(Year of Release: 1984)

Track List:
1. Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
2. Psycho - The Sonics
3. Crusher, The - The Novas
4. Scream! - Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors
5. Paralyzed - Legendary Stardust Cowboy
6. She Said - Hasil Adkins
7. Hidden Charms - Link Wray (bonus track)
8. My Daddy Is A Vampire - The Meteors
9. Red Headed Woman - Jimmy Dickinson & The Cramps
10. Run Chicken Run - The Milkshakes
11. Radioactive Kid - The Meteors
12. Dateless Night - Tav Falco & The Panther Burns
13. Jack On Fire - Gun Club
14. Folsom Prison Blues - The Geezers
15. Cat Man - The Sting-Rays
16. Just Love Me - The Guana Batz

Download: Rockabilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease (54.1MB)