Monday, 15 June 2015

Art of the Cover - VA "60 Songs From the Cramps' Crazy Collection" (2015)





Wonderful cover --- and some truly amazing fucking music!

A frankly stunning collection of songs here by uber-cool bands, and artists - the majority of which you will never have heard of - with all tracks remastered from the original sound sources. The album also comes replete with wonderful sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

A veritable cornucopia of 60 tunes as spun by Lux Interior on his radio shows or lurking within his and Poison Ivy’s collection.

The collection was assembled around the central theme that the tracks were either played by The Cramps frontman and vinyl junkie Lux Interior during his Purple Knif radio show or formed part of his and Poison Ivy’s mountainous personal collection of rock ‘n’ roll, doo wop, garage, trash and all associated genres.





The record collection of Lux and Ivy has, certainly since his death in April 2009, taken on almost mythical status, and has spawned its own industry of compilation albums - not to mention reissues of the classic Born Bad series. 

Spread across 2 CD’s this sprawling collection gathers together some of the most unhinged performances ever scratched into wax.

Tracks ranging from cool instrumentals and rampant rockabilly weirdness through to female rock n rollers, via devotees of voodoo and devil worship and not forgetting those responsible for the dance trends now only seen on YouTube.

Wonderful weird stuff like The Collins Kids ‘Whistle Bait’ – originally released in 1958 via Columbia Records. This is a tale to behold – just how did 14yr old Larry Collins get to yelp “Whistle Bait” at any shapely lady strolling the sidewalk, clearly this youngster was consuming excessive quantities of root beer!! “I see that gal a-commin’ down the street/All draped up in a dress so pink/She has a-eyes so blue and a-lips so cold” – down boy!! 

Tracks with more than a hint of esoteric exotica, with added jungle sound effects, tributes to Tarzan, dragsters and rabbits and a host of dazed and confused survivors to boot.

Tracks rampant with riffs, overflowing with deranged ideas and sullen sideswipes on the soap opera of life.

Complete with hip jive from ‘Ginchy’ to ‘Gumbo’, an aural extravaganza that’s relentlessly groovy!



TRACKLISTINGS

DISC ONE:

1. NO GOOD LOVER – Mickey & Sylvia
2. WHISTLE BAIT – The Collins Kids
3. HAM ‘N’ EGGS – Skip Manning
4. SIGNIFYING MONKEY – Smokey Joe
5. STUTTERIN’ CINDY – Charlie Feathers
6. CONGO – Bo Diddley
7. MUNCH – The Aladdins
8. GROOVY – Joe Dodo
9. DELICIOUS! – Jim Backus & Friend
10. HERE I AM DRUNK AGAIN – Clyde Beavers
11. SKULL AND CROSSBONES – Sparkle Moore
12. TONGUE TIED OVER YOU – Rusty Draper
13. HOT ROD GUITAR – Charlie Ryan
14. BAGHDAD ROCK – The Sheiks
15. LOVER’S SATELLITE – The Duals
16. SHOCK TREATMENT – The Invaders
17. SINNERS – Freddie & The Hitch-Hikers
18. TEQUILA – The Three Suns
19. GREEN ONIONS – The Ventures
20. MIDNIGHT RAIN – Gary Warren
21. LET ME OUT – Kenyon Hopkins
22. HOT AND COLD – Marvin Rainwater
23. GET LOST BABY – Hank & The Electras
24. CRAZY VIBRATIONS – The Bikinis
25. I HATES RABBITS- Jerry Neal
26. TWISTIN’ IN THE JUNGLE – Buddy Bow
27. CONGO ELEGY – James Arr Septette
28. TARZAN – Glen Reeves & His Rock-Billys
29. VOODOO DOLL – The Interiors
30. VOODOO DOLL – Glenda & Glen

DISC TWO:

1. STRAIGHT SKIRT – Gene Summers
2. BUMBLE BEE TWIST (THE WASP) – The Ventures
3. UH HUH – The Romans
4. HEY JIBB – Art Wood
5. ENOUGH MAN! – Bobby Christian
6. FALLOUT – Sil Austin
7. WILD WILD PARTY – Charlie Feathers
8. TWIXTEEN – Gene Summers
9. MISIRLOU – Martin Denny
10. R.F.D RANGOON – The Forbidden Five
11. ALI BABA’S BOOGIE – Preston Love & Orchestra
12. ALGIERS – The Bambinos
13. BOO HOO – Marvin Rainwater
14. CINDY LOU – Dick Penner
15. DEVIL BLUES – Skip Manning
16. VOODOO – The Red Callender Sextet
17. GARLIC BREAD – Garry and Larry
18. DON’T FUCK AROUND WITH LOVE – The Blenders
19. HI-CUPS – The Empallos
20. SEXY WAYS – The Midnighters
21. GUMBO – Shades Of Rhythm
22. THE LAST DRAG – The Voxpoppers
23. GUITARVILLE – Roland Janes
24. GINCHY – The Ventures
25. SWEETMEATS – Spot Barnett
26. LIMBO DRUM PART 1 – Young William And The Jamaicans
27. HONEYDRIPPER MAMBO (PT 2) – Alfredito
28. CUBAN GET AWAY – Ike Turner Orchestra
29. PORT ZIBEE PART II – Robby Rhines And The Rogues
30. VOLCANO ROCK – Tommy Mercer And The Mcbrides











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