Psychobilly Box: Rockabilly Roots & Hoots

Psychobilly Box: Rockabilly Roots & Hoots

     
 

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 withSee more details below

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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).

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157201628
catalogNumber:
2016

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Surf City
  2. Loan Shark  -  Guana Batz
  3. Make a Circuit with Me  -  Polecats
  4. Good Rockin' Tonight  - Johnny Ramone
  5. Road to Rack 'N' Ruin  -  King Kurt
  6. Stop, Look and Listen  - Patsy Cline
  7. Transvestite Blues  -  Demented Are Go
  8. Let's Go Somewhere  -  Frantic Flintstones
  9. One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette  -  Lonesome Spurs
  10. Viva Las Vegas  - Johnny Ramone
  11. Radio Jingle  - Eddie Cochran
  12. Wooly Bully  -  Highliners
  13. Big River  -  HeadCat
  14. Hell Bop  -  13 Cats
  15. Johnny Cynic  -  Johnny Cynic
  16. Should I Stay or Should I Go  -  Tailgators
  17. Summertime  -  Swing Cats
  18. Coffin Nails  -  Coffin Nails
  19. When Sin Stops  - Buddy Holly
  20. Rock This Town  -  Stray Cats
  21. Your Time Is Up  -  Frantic Flintstones
  22. Serial Killer  -  Serial Killers

Disc 2

  1. Gravedigger Rock  -  Polecats
  2. Ride the Torpedo  -  Tallboys
  3. Blue Moon of Kentucky  - Wanda Jackson
  4. I Want Your Loving  -  Skitzo
  5. That's All Right, Mama  - Elvis Presley
  6. Holy Hack Jack  -  Holy Hack Jack
  7. Jungle Rock  -  Radiacs
  8. Nuclear Survival Course
  9. Make That Move  -  Rockacats
  10. 13 Cats  -  13 Cats
  11. Disneyland
  12. Rock Around the Clock  - Bill Halley
  13. Swing Cat Stomp  -  Swing Cats
  14. Be-Bop-A-Lula  -  13 Cats
  15. Honky Tonk Merry Go Round  -  Lonesome Spurs
  16. Stray Cat Strut  -  Stray Cats
  17. Whip It Up  -  Deltas
  18. Seethrough  -  Guana Batz
  19. Bambooland  -  Batmobile
  20. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend  -  Swing Cats
  21. Shake a Bone Capone  -  Frantic Flintstones
  22. Norman Bates  -  Tail Gators

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