Sunday 22 March 2020

10 Songs that should be covered by a rockabilly or psychobilly band

10 Songs that should be covered by a rockabilly or psychobilly band

  People love cover songs and bands for the most part like doing them.Rockabilly and psychobilly bands are no different .So here is a list of 10 non billy songs that  would make for kool covers.With time on your hands check these possible covers out 

1. Far Side Of Crazy - Wall Of Voodoo
    Tons of bands cover Mexican Radio but this one oozes psychobilly Appeared on the "Seven Days In Sammystown" album. The second lineup of Wall Of Voodoo featuring Andy Prieboy 

2. Johnny Lighting - The Stampeders 

Just a kool song from 1973, that was a minor hit in Canada  The Stampeders were a big deal here in Canada back when I was teenager .They had a string of hits with the biggest been Sweet City Women.

3. Looking For Lewis and Clark - The Long Ryders 
Paisley Underground studs struck pay dirt with this classic back in 1985 .The only single off  "State Of Our Union".This one swings and bops damn good Don't know why it isn't covered It may be politico but it still rocks 
4. Aloha Steve & Danno - Radio Birdman 
  Probably the most known track by one of Australia's  best bands.This cracker was released in 1978 as a single and also on  the "Radio Appears"  album.These cats have a whack of songs that deserve attention 

5. Waitress In The Sky - The Replacements
 Wild, uncontrollable and damn great.The Replacements were all that and more This track is kool, funny and got them into trouble.A lot of people  took to this song and still do for good reason. Off the 1985 "Tim" album 

6. I Wanna Destroy You - The Soft Boys 
   A real gem off a killer album, "Underwater Moonlight" from 1980. It's a rocker that really isn't covered at all but  somehow is in a couple of  TV commercials. Go figure!

7. You Needs Ya'- Steppenwolf 
   Yha I know  Steppenwolf . Everybody knows Born To Be Wild  but this one is punk.From 1970 release Steppenwolf 7  These guys were better than you think  and why haven't any punk bands never mind billy bands covered it .
8. Heterosexual Man - The Odds 
This puppy should have been been written by a billy band.Just check out the bass line.This would be great slappin'.The Odds hail from Canada and this sonic number managed to nearly crack the top 40 there in 1993 . From The album "Bedbugs" The  video features The Kids In The Hall.

9.Know Your Product - The Saints
Powerful stuff from another killer aussie band and it's still relative today. Released in 1978 on the "Eternally Yours" Album. It's got horns but still be a great billy cover

10. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot 
 Again, I know but speed this puppy up a bit.Hell speed any Gordon Lightfoot and bam,watch out. This was a big hit for the Canadian Icon back in 1974.  Few rock bands take a chance on his tunes but the ones who do usually have a winner. 

The Brains - Satana Tarantula 2020

  Back in 2015 The Brains released the kool "Out In The Dark".Since then a lot has happened with frontman Rene D La Muerte forming Batcave Records and the band Bat! as well as a few other projects.Then bassman Collin the Dead joined up with The Hypnohonics.For many fans of The Brains it looked like the band was dead in the water. Well have no fear,they're back with  the release of their 8th album " Satana Tarantula" and they aren't pulling any punches.This is a kinetic strike with 11 originals and 1 cover (Electric Avenue) of psychobilly mayhem .Hell they even throw in some horn and piano action for your pleasure.Arguably it's their most diverse release ranging from a 50's inspired rocker to all out psychobilly.There is also guest appearances from Danny B Harvey, Patrica Day (The Horrorpops) and a few others.Highlights include: "C'Mon Lets Do It All Night"  "Fire", "Hellhounds", 'Swing It" and "Satana Tarantula".
           With  "Satana Tarantula" ,The Brains show no signs of slowing down.It hits hard and fast.They mix it up a bit and deliver the goods.This is another killer release by a band that is still on top of their game.Highly recommended!!!   

Sunday 15 March 2020

The Raggy Ass Boys - Dead Men Walking 2019

  It's one thing to prolific and another thing to be consistently good. But when a band is both,you just know there are top shelf. While The Raggy Ass Boys are one of those bands and they have only been around a couple of years now. With the release of their sophomore album  "Dead Men Walking" ,these kats have firmly cemented a rep as a killer modern rockabilly.This puppy punches in with 14 original tracks of sweet and stout rockabilly/ neorockabilly.It's easily on par and at times better than their debut album "Ugly Betty " and that should tell you how good it is.With  slow burners to all out rockers, this has a solid and kool vibe from start to finish. Highlights include: "Cellphone Zombie" , "The Ripper",  "Better If You Died" and "Manson's Ranch" 
           "Dead Men Walking" is loaded to bear and a flat winner.You really don't want to miss out here.Hell even your kids will think your kool when you crank this puppy. Highly Recommended!!!   

Friday 13 March 2020

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist Wednesday March 11, 2020 Chrw 94.9fm

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist 
Wednesday March 11, 2020
Chrw 94.9fm

Shakin Katz Theme … The Vanishers 
1.Rip Roaring Rat … Clockwork Psycho … Untamed Diamonds! ep 
2. Losing Control … Spitfire Demons … Death From Above ep 
3. After Dark … Gutter Demons … Unfinished Business request 
4. Accident Or Incident … Fifty Foot Combo … S/T request 
5. High Octane Rock n Roll … The Silver Shine … Give’Em A Slap Vol.2 
6. The Monster Within … The Brains … The Monster Within
7. Bloodline … The Devils Son’s … Goodless Creatures request 
8. Monkey Crazy … The Coffin Daggers … Eleki Album 
9. Don’t Stop Her … The Obscuritones … Don’t Stop Her 
10. Move Baby Move … Real Gone Tones … Watch Out request  ep
11. Barking Up The Wrong Tree … The Wheelgrinders … Crank It Hard!   request
12. Garbageman Twist … The Doltones … Stormrider 
13. Down Tools … Pike Cavalero … Three Chords & The Truth 
14. Lover Boy Louie … Peter & The Wolves … Papa’s Goin' Out Of Town 
15. Boneshaker …  The Sirocco Bros. … Down Home 
16. Poundin’ My Head … The Ragtones … Poundin’ My Head ep 
17. Return Of The Angry Gentlemen … The Reverb Syndicate … Mondo Cacti 
18. Café Racer … Matchless 59 … Rockin ‘N’ Boozin'
19. The Mule … The Whiskey Daredevils … Bonafide
20. Doom Buggy Hellride … Aloha Screwdriver … The Haunted Planet      request
21. Rockabilly Burnout … The Atomic Aces … Bettie's Rage 
22. Sweet Talk… The Millwinders … Ladies and Gentlemen
23. Black Betty … Danny B. Harvey &  Mysti Moon … Danny B. Harvey &  Mysti Moon 
24. Let’s Get Drinkin’ …. Twin Fin … Whiskey, Wine and Venom Love
25. Down The Line … Twisted Rod … Bring It Home 
26. Rockin' Rollin' Girl … Bad Lucky Kitty … Single 
27. Run Chicken Run … Link Wray … King Of The Wild Guitar    request 
28. Mercy Mercy … Fatboy … Diggin' The Scene 
29. Trust Me … Nick’s Airlines … Sky Pirates
30. Boogie Board … Mark Malibu and The Wasagas … Return Of The Wasagas 
31. Bad Bones … The Blue J’s … Bad Bones 
32. Oh No No Oh My My … The Alley Devils … Murderous Desires 
33. Grease Monkey Blues … Matchless … Randomly Generated Numbers 
34. Rockabilly Boogie … The Dicemen … The Sick Ones 
35. Freaks In Uniforms … Horrorpops … Bring It On !
36. Boogie Woogie Dynamo … The Silvertones … New Hi-Fi Westernbilly Styles,Vol.1

Friday 6 March 2020

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist Wednesday March 3, 2019 Chrw 94.9fm

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist 
Wednesday March 3, 2019
Chrw 94.9fm

Shakin Katz Theme … The Vanishers
1.Hot Rockin' Lady … Matchless 59 … Rockin' n Boozin' request 
2. Food Crazy … Ronnie Nightingale & The Haydocks … Finally! 
3. Teddyboy Flick Knife Rock n Roll … Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers … Rhythm Rockin' Blues 
4. Ontario Rawker  …   20 Flight Rockers … S/T  
5. Little Confused … The Vossa Rebels … Single 
6. Rattlesnake … The Shook Boys … The Greasemarks
7. El Camino Real … The Luckies … East of Eden      request
8. Norco … The Men In Gray Suits … Panic On The Pier 
9. Devil's Joke … The Bad Luck Gamblers … Bluff Of Death ep 
10. Limbo … Raygun Cowboys … Bloodied But UnBroken    request
11. Death Rattle Roll … Wanton … Death Country 
12. Creeping Goo … Voodoo Surf Tribe … The Sleaze Ep
13. Dead Bodies … The Flying Torpedoes … Cold Blood  ep 
14. Sound Of Boogie … Eight Bomb … Daytona Dynamite    request 
15. Oh No-Oh Yeah … The Hypnophonics … S/T ep 
16. Hey Bob Burn … High Saturation … The Adrenaline Sessions 
17. I Don’t Need … Lilly Locksmith … Single 
18. Knock Knock Rattle … Rex Allen … Rockabilly Party
19. One and Only … The Belmont Playboys … Wolf Patrol 
20. Ruled Out … Gris Gris … Mosquito 
21. Dateless Night … The Nervous Fellas … Single 
22. Hot Rod Race… Texabilly Rockets … 45’s Jamboree 
23. Sweet Talk …. Ray Condo & The Hardrock Goners … Blast From The Past
24. All Show No Go … Arsen Roulette … Dear You 
25. Runnin' Out Of Time … Buzz Deluxe …Runnin' Out Of Time   ep 
26. After Dark … The Blackrats … After Dark ep 
27. Demolition … Batmobile … Brand New Blisters     request
28. Better Drop Dead … The Bloodstrings … Coal-Black Heart 
29. Ride The Torpedo … The Tall Boys … Psychobilly Box
30. Struttin' ... Nikki Hill & Deke Dickerson with The Bo- Keys ... Soul Meets Country ep
31. Stoned, Tired & Crying … The Caravans … If It Ain’t Broken 
32. Rock & Roll … Boppin' Pete 3 … Dorkabilly
33. Psychobilly is Back … Spike … Weird of Best (25th Anniversary) 
34. Go West … Thee Creepfreaks … Demo
35. Holy Medication ... Knuckles ... Speed Trap 
36.  That's Alright Mama ... Elvis Presley ... Hayride TV Show
37.  The Hanged Man ... The House Of Haunt ... Habeas Corpses
38. Elvis Ain't Dead Yet ...Running from Daylight ... Elvis Ain't Dead Yet