Psychobilly Box:rockabilly Roots Ho CD (2007)

Artist: Various

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Koch Entertainment Dist
SKU 205586731
UPC 741157201628
UPC 14 00741157201628
Format CD
Release Date 11/6/2007
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Author Various
Technical Info
CatalogID 2016
Lable Name Cleopatra
Released 11/20/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 135m : 19s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00741157201628
Album Notes and Credits
Most fans consider psychobilly to be the stuff that lives on the sleazy and morbid end of the roots rock spectrum, somewhere between the Misfits and Gene Vincent, but this two-disc collection wanders off in any number of directions that have precious little to do with such things. Things kick off with appropriate tracks by the Meteors and the Guana Batz, but track three is the Polecats' squeaky-clean electro-billy hit "Make a Circuit with Me," and track six is a rare Patsy Cline side that swings harder than you'd expect but hardly qualifies as rockabilly. Psychobilly Box drifts through tracks by rockabilly revivalists like the Stray Cats, some contributions from actual first-generation rockers (Buddy Holly backing up friend Waylon Jennings, a latter-day recut of Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," and a shaky duet between Glen Glenn and the Lonesome Spurs), hipster swing from the Swing Cats, two cuts from closet rockabilly fan Johnny Ramone (including a version of "Good Rockin' Tonight" with Lemmy on vocals), a bit of old-school country, some artificially created duets (technology matches Marilyn Monroe with the Swing Cats and Gene Vincent with 13 Cats), and a few non-musical audio oddities (a radio station ID from Eddie Cochran and excerpts from a '50s radio documentary on surviving an atomic attack). There are some good tracks scattered throughout these two discs and a few nice surprises, but Psychobilly Box is not a long blast of dingy and irresponsible twangy psychosis (though you do get a "Psychobilly" button and patch with the box, allowing you to show allegiance to the genre that doesn't quite dominate this box). ~ Mark Deming
Disc 1
1 Surf City - The Meteors,Gravedigger Rock - The Polecats
2 Loan Shark - Guana Batz,Ride the Torpedo - Tallboys (live)
3 Make a Circuit With Me - The Polecats,Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Wanda Jackson
4 Good Rockin' Tonight - Danny B. Harvey/Johnny Ramone/Lemmy/Slim Jim Phantom,I Want Your Loving - Skitzo (live, Live)
5 Road To Rack 'N' Ruin - King Kurt,That's All Right, Mama - Elvis Presley (live, Live)
6 Stop, Look And Listen - Patsy Cline,Holy Hack Jack - Holy Hack Jack
7 Transvestite Blues - Demented Are Go,Jungle Rock - Radiacs
8 Let's Go Somewhere - Frantic Flintstones,Nuclear Survival Course - Various Artists
9 One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - Lonesome Spurs/Glen Glenn,Make That Move - Rockacats
10 Viva Las Vegas - Johnny Ramone,13 Cats - 13 Cats
11 Radio Jingle - Eddie Cochran,Disneyland - The Meteors
12 Wooly Bully - Highliners (live, Live),Rock Around the Clock - Bill Halley
13 Big River - HeadCat,Swing Cat Stomp - Swing Cats
14 Hell Bop - 13 Cats,Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent/13 Cats
15 Johnny Cynic - Johnny Cynic,Honky Tonk Merry Go Round - Lonesome Spurs/Patsy Cline
16 Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Tailgators,Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats (Acoustic Version)
17 Summertime - Swing Cats,Whip It Up - The Deltas
18 Coffin Nails - The Coffin Nails,Seethrough - Guana Batz
19 When Sin Stops - Waylon Jennings/Buddy Holly,Bambooland - Batmobile (live, Live)
20 Rock This Town - Stray Cats (live, Live),Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Marilyn Monroe/Swing Cats
21 Your Time Is Up - Frantic Flintstones,Shake a Bone Capone - Frantic Flintstones
22 Serial Killer - Serial Killers,Norman Bates - Tail Gators
Disc 2
1 Surf City - The Meteors,Gravedigger Rock - The Polecats
2 Loan Shark - Guana Batz,Ride the Torpedo - Tallboys (live)
3 Make a Circuit With Me - The Polecats,Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Wanda Jackson
4 Good Rockin' Tonight - Danny B. Harvey/Johnny Ramone/Lemmy/Slim Jim Phantom,I Want Your Loving - Skitzo (live, Live)
5 Road To Rack 'N' Ruin - King Kurt,That's All Right, Mama - Elvis Presley (live, Live)
6 Stop, Look And Listen - Patsy Cline,Holy Hack Jack - Holy Hack Jack
7 Transvestite Blues - Demented Are Go,Jungle Rock - Radiacs
8 Let's Go Somewhere - Frantic Flintstones,Nuclear Survival Course - Various Artists
9 One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - Lonesome Spurs/Glen Glenn,Make That Move - Rockacats
10 Viva Las Vegas - Johnny Ramone,13 Cats - 13 Cats
11 Radio Jingle - Eddie Cochran,Disneyland - The Meteors
12 Wooly Bully - Highliners (live, Live),Rock Around the Clock - Bill Halley
13 Big River - HeadCat,Swing Cat Stomp - Swing Cats
14 Hell Bop - 13 Cats,Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent/13 Cats
15 Johnny Cynic - Johnny Cynic,Honky Tonk Merry Go Round - Lonesome Spurs/Patsy Cline
16 Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Tailgators,Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats (Acoustic Version)
17 Summertime - Swing Cats,Whip It Up - The Deltas
18 Coffin Nails - The Coffin Nails,Seethrough - Guana Batz
19 When Sin Stops - Waylon Jennings/Buddy Holly,Bambooland - Batmobile (live, Live)
20 Rock This Town - Stray Cats (live, Live),Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Marilyn Monroe/Swing Cats
21 Your Time Is Up - Frantic Flintstones,Shake a Bone Capone - Frantic Flintstones
22 Serial Killer - Serial Killers,Norman Bates - Tail Gators
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