Recently I’ve been on a huge psychobilly kick, with my favorite band being Tiger Army. Over the years they’ve evolved from a pure psychobilly band to having a more mature sound that incorporates influences from other genres while still maintaining that psychobilly sound. Here’s a song from their first album, an Eddie Cochran cover.
EDIT: Dammit, again with the stupid picture formatting…
The Cramps - All Tore Up ( I Can’t Hardly Stand It ) ( 1979 ) a lil’ faster than the version that was later on Bad Music For Bad People , with Lux doin’ some insane Atomic Hickups ala Charlie Feathers.
Lux, Ivy, Nick Knox & Bryan Gregory
From the LP “All Tore Up” also known as “The Cramps’ 1979 Alex Chilton Ohio demos”
I used to frequent this sleazy dive of a nightclub called Club Image. It was situated in a basement, in the seedy side of downtown Johannesburg, and run by a smalltime illegal diamond dealer, Roland, and his heavy-handed bouncers, Steve and Filipe. All kinds of crazy things went down there, including a shootout in the street outside, when some bigger players came to give Roland a ‘visit’. I loved that place, and used to be there dead-on 9pm every Saturday night, when it opened, and stay until we were thrown out into the Sunday morning dawn, the next day.
Anyway, The Cramps were played there a lot, so I’ve been reminiscing this morning, with all these great posts happening on the dashboard….