Sunday, 18 June 2017

Raccoons - All Draped Up 2016


Tasmania is not a place one would associate with teddyboy rock n roll.However it's the home of the Raccoons  a long standing and underrated teddyboy inspired rockabilly band.These cats have been  kickin' around  down under for more than a few years now. They  managed  too catch the ear of Raucous Records with their "tough wiry sound" and in  2014 they released the ep "Slowburn". In late 2016 the band unleashed their debut album "All Draped Up". Slowly but surely it has gained traction and rightfully so.This puppy nails it  and comes in with 12 originals of teddyboy/rockabilly action that push the fold.From mid tempo burners to all out rockers  this is one confident and kool  ride.Highlights include: "Sirens And Chrome", "Backhander", "Snarlin' Darlings" and "On Your Bike"
     What's really kool about " All Draped Up " is that it's more than a straight teddyboy /rockabilly album and as a result it is a hard driving and refreshing jolt. It's all good and you should give this a spin. Recommended!!!
   https://www.facebook.com/raccoonstas/    https://www.theraccoons.website/

    

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Sandy & The Wild Wombats - Devoted To Rock 'n' Roll 2017



Back in 2015 Sandy and The Wild Wombats firmly establish themselves with the release of their debut album "The Girl Can't Help It". Sure it was all covers but it was loaded with some freakin' sweet interpretations.It also helps that this is a stout outfit that knows how to deliver.This is rockabilly that has been described as dirty, wild, has an edge and is fronted by some smokin' hot vocals.Now the band's follow up album " Devoted To Rock'n'Roll"  is here and man have they upped the anti.This puppy comes snarling in with 12 originals that with the exception of 1 ballad, really rock out . It's 50's rockabilly/ rock n roll that pushes into neo-rockabilly with shades of blues and country thrown' in too boot.There is also a hidden track that's a honky tonk number.Highlights include : "I Gotta Move", "Cure Your Ill", "Rockabilly  Man, and "Hey Hey Hey".
       Overall "Devoted To Rock 'n' Roll" is one impressive disc that is top shelf. It's fun, aggressive and packs a punch. If Sandy & The Wild Wombats weren't on your radar before they should be now .This is a damn good album by a band  that's on a mission. Highly Recommended!
    https://www.facebook.com/sandyandthewildwombats/
     
   

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Satan's Pilgrims - Siniestro 2017


Few surf band's have had the impact that Satan's Pilgrims have.This Portland outfit has and is hugely influential in the surf scene .So it is big news when they release a new record especially since it's been over 8 years since their last release of new music.That last outing  of new material  was 2009"s " Psychsploitation",which is considered to be a landmark surf album.Now in 2017 they have stepped out of the shadows with "Siniestro" and this puppy is freakin' sweet. This time out they get back to the basics: traditional surf with the right amount of aggression. We get 15 original  tracks here that at times show restrain and still pack a punch.As in the past ,their 3 guitar attack  gives the band a full crisp,surf sound that will color you impressed.Highlights include: "The Juggernaut", "Uphill Scramble","Short Sand Surf" and "Siniestro"
      
               Getting right to the point here : "Siniestro" is a flat out stout and kool album.Not only is this a stellar surf  album it's also one of the years best in any genre and you can take that to the bank.Highly recommended !!!! 
    https://www.facebook.com/satanspilgrims/?ref=page_internal    http://www.satans-pilgrims.com/ 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist Wednesday June 7, 2017 Chrw 94.9fm


Shakin Katz Radio Playlist
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Chrw 94.9fm

     Shakin Katz Theme … The Vanishers
 
1. I'm Out … Dime Store Dukes … Can’t Stop Me From Dreamin'
2. Space Rabbits, Go! … The Wheel Grinders … Torque-Flite Baby
3. Devil’s Guitar … Sirocco Bros. … Come On In      request
4. Time To Bop … The Royal Flush … Single
5. Buggin' Out … Satans Pilgrims … Siniestro
6. Snarling Darlings … Raccoons … All Drapped Up
7. Bloodline … The Devil's Sons … Single
8. Coffin For Two … Running For Daylight  S/T ep
9. Baby Is A Psycho … The Highliners … Action Man
10. Last Man On Earth … The Zipheads … Z2 Rampage    request
11. River City … Vice Tricks … S/T
12. You Ain’t No Cowboy … Pointbreak … Get Wet!
13. TNL … Poltva Rats … Psycho Core
14. They’re Out There … Concombre Zombies … Daylight Comes     request
15. Too Dead Skate … Chainsaw Lobotomy … Close,But No Cigar
16. Rampage Rock … KDV Deviators … Lost Contact  
17. That’s The Way … Mouse Zinn … The Embassy Sessions
18. Upside Down … Black Moon Boy’s … S/T  
19. Future Blues … Mack Stevens  & Los Paganos Del Ritmo ... Psycho  Breakdown
20. Rockin' Supersonic … Shakedown Combo … Single
21. The Dead Are Walking … Evil Elvis … Undead Or Alive
22. Horror Face … The Terrorsurfs … Zomboid Surf Attack
23. Wrong Side … Evil Daltons … Your Blood
24. Raylene … Dr.Void & The Death Machines … White Light Black Death
25. Who’s That Girl … The Infernos … Too Hot To Handle
26. One Step Closer … Sasquatch Prom Date … A Chiiling End To A School Romance
27.  Crazy, Crazy Lovin … The Bird Doggin Daddies … We Got The Bug
28. Voodoo Transit … The Bullet Biters … Stranglers United     request
29.  Kimchibilly … Rock Tigers … Electric Travel
30. They Called It Rock n Roll … The Monroes … They Call It Rock n Roll
31. Dead Or Alive … Doghouse Rose … Bourbon and Gasoline
32. Blame The Game … Rocket Overdrive … S/T
33. Mojo Twist … Whiskey Daredevils … The Good Fight
34. Deep In The Red … Calabrese … They Call Us Death
35. My Psychobility  … The Lab Ratz … Terror Is Loose
36. Russian Roulette … Hot Roddin' Romeo’s … Single
37. Greasy Corpse … Royal Crowns … 32 Miles To Memphis    request
38. Good Guy … Don Diego Trio … Twang Kitchen
39. Freight Train Blues Boogie … The Smokin 45’s … On The Boards
40. Cool Daddy O … The Magnetix … Rabbit The Robot, Robot The Rabbit
41. Straight From Hell … The Bloodshots … On Fire
42. Welcome To My Hell … The Go-Getters … Hot Rod Rodeo
43. Time To Go … Lennon Z & The Sickboy Trio … Bastard Songs For Bastard People
44. Sin and Secrets … The Backseat Boogie … Perfect For Parties
45. What’s Inside A Girl… Rockin' Rhonda & The Rhonkeys … Bad Girl Rockabilly

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Highliners - Action Man 2017




The Highliners have been at it off and on now for almost 33 years .In that time they achieved some major success and have developed a loyal and constantly growing fan base. With a few  line up changes and other hiccups they have always been a pretty good rock n roll/psychobilly band  .Hell just look at the current line up ,it's stacked with some serious pedigree : original member Luke Morgan, long time member Ginger Meadham  and new comers Andy Kandil and Lilit Clockwork .The Highliners have always been  stacked  but the key to band's success is that they are and remain a fun band at heart with a great sense of humor .The term "funobilly"probably started with them.Their latest release "Action Man " bares that out in spades.This puppy is a blast of fresh air that clocks in at under 25 minutes of kool action.As usual it's a great mix of rock n roll, psychobilly, and punk.We get 10 tracks here, some of which are on the band's 2014 live recording "The Diablo Sessions" and 2013's "Gravedigger Stomp" ep( both on Diablo Records). Highlights include: "Baby Is A Psycho", "Minicab Minicab","Frank The Quiff" and "Cheapsuit Boogie"
 
  
    Overall " Action Man " this is just what one would expect from The Highliners and that's a good thing.This is a  pretty sweet  refreshingly fun ride that packs punch.Your gonna want to grab this puppy.Highly recommended !!
https://www.facebook.com/The-Highliners-147669562004658/   http://www.thehighliners.co.uk/
https://diablorecordsuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-highliners-action-man-pre-order 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist Interview with Matt Groopie of The King Beez Wednesday May 31st, 2017


Shakin Katz Radio Playlist
Interview with Matt Groopie of The King Beez
Wednesday May 31st, 2017
Chrw 94.9fm

Shakin Katz Theme … The Vanishers
1.Betty Lou’s Got A New Tattoo … The Wheel Grinders … Torque-Flite Baby
2. Shamboulala … Howlin' Bones … Shamboolala
3. Hot Pot … The Bahareebas … Tell Me A Story
4. Saturday Night … The Sugar Daddys … Single
5. Minicab Minicab … The Highliners … Auction Man
6. Handsome Man … Bobby Jr. & The Teardrops … Single
7. Robocop … Raygun Cowboys … The Cowboy Code       request
8. Visitors … Moonshine Stalkers … Last Day On Earth     request
9. Pollination … King Beez … Rumble Bee Ep
    Interview Matt Groopie  and a big thanks to him for coming on the show
10. Skeleton Dance … King Beez … Deathproof Vol.1
11. Rumble Bee … King Beez … Rumble Bee Ep
12. Burning Up … Guanna Batz … Burning Up ep
13. Zyborg Coming … Klax … Last Zyborg     request
14. Day Of The Dead … Gutter Demons … Enter The Demonz    request
15. Sliced & Diced … Kings Of Hong Kong … Strange Things
16. I Found A Smile … Darrel Highman … Hell’s Hotel
17. I Can Tell … Rattle Rooster … Young & Modern
18.Magic Fingers … Hard Rollin Daddies … Just What You Need
19. Lovin' Man … The Deadshots … S/T
20. Rockabilly Record Collector … Hank Sundown & The Roaring Cascades … Wild Bunch
21. Fakin' It … Cherry Divine … Rockabilly Chicks vs Mean Evil Women
22. I Don't Hate You ... Voodoo Swing … Nervous Wreck
23. Country Girls … Hellbound Hepcats … S/T   request
24. Voodoo Women … Bad Dooleys … Wild Wood
25. Cosmic Boy … The Kings Of Outer Space … Space Invaders    request
26. Devil Yell … Hill Valley Lightening … S/T  request
27. Axis … Astrosurf … Live Off The Ocean Floor
28. Loose Cannon … Carlo … Casse-croute
29. Rag Mop … Chicken Jump Skip … S/T
30. Beat Crazy Baby … Jinx Jones … Twang Tastic
31. The Keepin' Kind … Maureen & the Mercury 5 … Gimme Mo!
32. Dance With Me Baby … The Slapbacks … Rust n Dust
33. Let’s Go … The Cellmates … Gone
     The Great Lakes Surf Battle #12  Set
34. Time Tunnel … Ninth Wave … Time Tunnel
35. Spy 7 … The Cliff Drivers … Demo
36. Mojava Chaser … Luau or Die … Single 
37.  Mr Motto ... The Thing From Outer Space … S/T

38. Sunny Afternoon ... The Lucky Devils ... Undercover And Still Alive
39. Just Like Evil Knievel ... So-Cal Rocket Dynamics ... Antisocialite 
40. Wild Wild Baby Doll ... Mystery Gang .... Wild 50's Nights Part 1
41. The Devil Don't Tie My Shoes ... Black Frame Spectacle ... The Grady Sessions             request
42. Dead Man's Eyes .... The Katacombs ... single



Friday, 26 May 2017

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist Wednesday May 24, 2017 Chrw 94.9fm


Shakin Katz Radio Playlist
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Chrw 94.9fm

Shakin Katz Theme … the Vanishers
1.Boppin' Gal … The DeadShots … S/T
2. Put A Spell On Me … The Bullets … Somethin' Real Good
3. I Won’t Get Drunk & I Won’t Get Lost … The Devils Deuce … Supercharged
4. The Matador … The Grande Bois … Surf Salvation  request
5. POW!POW!POW! … Voodoo Swing … Nervous Wreck (ep)
6. Hot Rod … Las Avispas Locas … S/T
7. Going Down To The Court House … Hi-Strung Downers … Can’t Feel Good All The Time request
8. D-Twang … Doyley & The Twanglords … Twang Solo
9. Nurse U 2 Death … Night Nurse … Single
10. Psycho … Screamin' Sins … Deadly Seven
11. Rum Ball … The Great Shakin' Fevers … Talkin' Tough & Makin' Demo’s '
12. Sacrifice … Big Bad Wolf … Rock n Roll Trash
13. Dirty Needles … Gamblers Mark … Dirty Needles
14. Inspector Clouseau … The Highliners … Live At Diablo Studios     request
15. Coffin For Two … Running From Daylight … S/T (ep)      request
16. Phantom Chop … The VonDrats … Dratsylvania      request
17. Little Red Riding Hood … Jonny Barber & The Rhythm Razors … Single
18. 49 Women… Frank Rothstein … 49 Women (ep)
19. Prison Kate … Rockabulls … Once At The Barber
20. Knock Knock … The Ramblin' Bandits … On A Hill          request
21. Heart Of The City … Los Straitjackets … What’s So funny About Peace, Love & Los Straitjackets
22. Hard Times Ahead … Janis Martin … Juke Joint Boogie      request
23. Gotta Move … Santos … Single      request
24. When I Want To … Joe Jack Band … Single
25. Rise Of The Shadow People … King Beez … Death Proof
26. Gone, Gone, Gone … Speed Crazy … Tales From The Train Wreck
27. Swamp Fever Stomp … The Frogs … Inshallah
28. Last Gang Standing … Mad Sin … 25 Years- Still Mad      request
29. Six Rounds …. The Brains … Drunk Not Dead     request
30. Let’s Go Baby … Snakebite … Let’s Rock n Roll
31. Knuckle Duster … Evil Farm Children … Knuckle Duster
32. Sharp Blade … Shotgun Whalers … Sharp Blade
33. Hitgirl … The Vanishers … The Biggest Hand
34. Backseat Boogie Nights … Relax Trio … 111
35. Back Up Baby … The Greasemarks … Griddle Greasin' Daddies
36. Crazy Cat Lady … Fast Clare … S/T
37. Raw Deal … Los Hound Dogs … Ready To Bark
38. Crazy In Love … The Baseballs … Strikes
39. Please Mr. Diver … Ginger St. James … Let’s Riot! Music
40. Railroad Drag … Full Blowin' Cherry … Is Way Gone
41. American Music … The Blasters … The Blasters Collection
42. Punkabilly Princess … The Mutilators … She Put The Baby In The Microwave
43. Cougar Country … The Blue Demons … S/T n
44. Wood Pecker Rock … The Magnetix … With Their Amazing First Album    request
45. Boppin' Bernie … Levi Dexter … Rootsman
46. Old Father Time … The Retrobaits … Your Squeezes Don’t Leave Me
47. No Matter What I Do … Burnin' Ethyl … Single