The best of the best are the Wigsville Spliffs- Al Capone- Highclass Power, Torment- Uncle Sam- Pass It On, Coffin Nails- Let's Wreck, Rochee And The Sarnos- Rip It Up, Batmobile- Cold Sweat, Frenzy- Ghost Train, The Pharaohs- Killed Love and Demented Are Go- Be Bop A Lula The Klub Foot Kicks Back 1987 This is the ultimate Klub Foot collection album. The 12´´ long-playing record includes ten tracks from eight different bands and covers a solid variation of entertaining Neorockabilly rhythms and wild Psycho stompers, headlined by the company's house bands, The Krewmen and the Surf Rats. When they hit those howlin' hillbillies Ace does a bang up job - they're easy to pick up as well. They seem to over-do it a bit, and get too wild. I knew going into this that not all twenty or so songs would cut the mustard, but I would have been satisfied with 7 or 8 decent songs. Like the first volume, the album includes two tracks from the Krewmen and the Surf Rats respectively plus output from some of the more popular acts of the era like The Wigsville Spliffs, The Rapids and The Long Tall Texans.
Windy City Bop is probably the first obscure-ish album I managed to obtain, and probably remains one of the best in terms of sprout off. From 1955 'til the advent of the Bobbies it was a fine thing to be young, southern and have a flat top. The 12'' vinyl captures three of the scene's best loved bands on top of their form at the Psychobilly's legendary venue. The Modern branch of the Bihari brothers empire released potent stuff by the likes of and , so it's a cinch that the best rockabilly sides on the label are going to be equally down-home and neighborhood slick. Highlights: Escalators- The Day The Sun Burned Down, Guana Batz- Cannibal Run, Meteors- Graveyard Stomp, Sting-rays- Dinosaurs and The Ricochets- Runnin' Wild. Music downloads should be returned to us via the e-mail address above including a copy of your notification. Stomping At The Klub Foot Vol.
Zorch Factor-One 1986 This is a very interesting and entertaining compilation of stomping Neorockabilly , Psychobilly sounds of the mid 80 ' s. Highlights: Krewmen- Public Enemy No 1, Long Tall Texans-G et Back Wet Back, Surf Rats- Just Looking and The Rapids- One Kiss. The original 12'' Nervous vinyl contains fourteen songs recorded by twelve bands, including the first two recordings of a band who call themselves Demented Are Go! The compilation album includes twenty tracks- eighteen of them previously unissued - of great, raw and unpolished Rockabilly. Highlights: Milkshakes - Please Don´t Tell My Baby, Sting-rays - The Cat- Dinosaurs, Cannibals - Weekend On Mars. The Dojo compact disc carries twenty-four tunes, all licensed from Link or I. Records, including some live tracks, which were originally out on the Stomping At The Klub Foot album series.
On a side note the track Wildkat Ways by the Meteors is misprinted as Wildkat Stomp on the back sleeve of the record. Among the highlights is a rare recording of Psychotic Reaction, from the Sting-rays' Bananamen session and a brilliant performance of The Vibes, covering the Screamin' Jay Hawkins' cult track Alligator Wine. Others than on the first two volumes of the series, most of the bands included here were already in their prime at the time of the release date and with album releases under their belt. If you want to hear the same song played over and over by groups whose only distinction are different names, by all means, check it out. Musicwise I find them great. Highlights are Frenzy- All Alone, Torment- My Dream- The Source, The Pharaohs- Tomb Of The Dead, Sharks- We Say Yeah! This album is great for the listener who craves that edgy, raw, B-side sound. Each band is represented with two or three songs a piece.
Other highlights are The Jackals- Psychobilly Belinda, The Quakes- 1000 Kats, The Nervous Fellas- Shake Tonight and The Atomics- She's Mine. The brilliant concept of touring through the history of demented Rock'n' Roll in form of influential originals of rockin' mayhem from the late 1950s and 1960s plus the addition of some essential output, offered by the new carriers of the ongoing Rockabilly Psychosis And The Garage Disease in the late 70s and early 80s was the idea of former Meteors manager Nick Gerard. In this though, they are very much in good condition, not without losing that raw sound. All cuts were unearthed from the vaults of legendary Northwood Records. I'm usually nervous about buying something that's listed as one of the most popular items in a category but I have no regrets on this one.
My personal highlights are The Deltas - Shake Your Moneymaker , Sharks- Ghost Train, Demented Are Go! Blues, The Escalators- Munster Theme, Guana Batz- The Cave, Milkshakes- Brand New Cadillac and The Sting-Rays- Another Cup Of Coffee. Not the kind of records to float around your livingroom. The 3rd volume was recorded in August 1986 and the second platter features further tracks from the sessions which were captured for the Volume 1 and 2 releases of the album series. The fourteen-track affair was recorded in January 1988 with the Long Tall Texansand the Highlinersat the top of the bill. Among the highlights are two -otherwise hard to find- solo tracks from Paul Roman, Bounce Right Back and the brilliant The Devil Can Have My Soul.
Some listeners however, might disagree with how harshly recorded these songs are, but to those people, I hold up my middle finger. The 12´´ vinyl features some excellent Neorockabilly from Rochee And The Sarnos guitar man Rob Glazebrook's The Playboys who can figure out who's on backing vocals? Each band contributes with two tracks on this 12'' vinyl. I'm going to endorse Jamie and Barry's answers, and add a few. A nice booklet with lots of info about bands, lineups and recording details rounds off the whole affair. Great live recordings and a well-chosen selection of artists and songs, that give you a decent impression what the Hemsby weekender was all about. My comments mirror exactly what Jack Barry said in his review.
. In this album, the obscurities of the era are highlighted. These albums have been massive for me, they include some of the very best songs I could think of, and some songs that I have no idea how Keb found. Other highlights are Guana Batz- Werewolf Blues, Meteors- The Hills Have Eyes, Tall Boys- Dawn Of The Flies, King Kurt- Zulu Beat and The Blubbery Hellbellies- I Don't Wanna Get Thin. This time they added newcomers Skitzo ' s Psycho Baby and Tear It Up and the Wigsville Spliffs hit a Home Run in their Nervous debut. Roll up roll up and get a bargain again from Ace as we offer two original albums backed up neatly on to one shiny disc. She's Just Rockin' 1987 This is another excellent compilation album from the second half of the 1980s and the initial offering from Dell Richardson's Fury Records.
Other highlights are Lazy Town Boys - Jack Rabbit, Red Hot 'n' Blue- Caledonia, Riverside Trio- Forty Miles Away, Slingshots- That Chick's Too Young To Fry and Sure Shots- Fire Engine Baby. When they hit those howlin' hillbillies Ace does a bang up job - they're easy to pick up as well. On a side note the Coffin Nails set includes the band's original lineup, including Tony Szajer on vocals. Also an extra bass for the sensational blood-splattered sleeve illustration of a dead cat gored by Psychobilly's double bass. The platter is not only the first ever long-playing record offering by the label, but also features an entertaining blend of headlining combos from the late 80's rockin' circuit and some new Psycho talent, that was just lurking around the corner by the end of the 1980's.
After a motorcycle crash left his left leg shattered and a promising career in the United States Navy derailed, Vincent concentrated his efforts on music. Expect more reviews and heads-ups from me in the future! It offers a very varied collection of Psychobilly sounds from best-known outfits as well as tracks from more obscure combos, that set their mark in the history of Psychobilly , a couple of live recordings from the 1990 Big Rumble and songs that are otherwise hard to find these days. Unfortunately, her songs sound very overprocessed now but there are moments in every album that just bring you to tears. Highlights include the previously unreleased Off The Hook by Spellbound, the Long Tall Texans- Saint And Sinners, The Rattlers- Face The Facts, Frantic Flintstones- Hot Head Baby as well as some lesser known acts in the likes of The Juvies, The Midniters and the Cellmates. The sound of the compilation is just fantastic and gives the listener the most realistic feeling what this cult venue was all about. You can check out his latest finds at on his Twitter and Instagram. Revenge Of The Killer Pussies - Blood On The Cats 2 1984 This is the second part of The Blood On The Cats series, also released on the Anagram label.