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Chadbourne, Eugene / Kramer / Licht, David

ShockaprilfoolsAbilly: Shockabilly Live 1983

Chadbourne, Eugene / Kramer / Licht, David: ShockaprilfoolsAbilly: Shockabilly Live 1983 (Chadula)


 

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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: 1983A
Squidco Product Code: 6472

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardboard sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging
Recorded live April fools day 1983


Personnel:

Eugene Chadbourne

Mark Kramer

David Licht

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Chadbourne. Eugene
Rock and Related
July 2006
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"I have been wanting to add a Shockabilly release to this list, it is only fair. The entire catalog of this group is embroiled in some kind of heinous legal dispute circa 2006 but there are many live recordings. A friend sent a good one done by a radio station in Ann Arbor but as soon as I started listening to it I realized this was a set in which Kramer's organ stopped working for nearly four songs. Then at a Greensboro Sunday morning jazz set a local artist presented me with a poster that was more than 20 years old, from an April Fools Shockabilly gig in Greensboro at a now defunct club called Hucks that had a great sound system. I knew I had the tape in a collection of dozens that David Licht gave me. I checked it and remembered that for this performance we had been rehearsing a whole new collection of original songs including Cops Vs. Guardian Angels, Vampire Tiger Girl Strikes Again and the bizarre Party House Part III in 3-D. It is a great show and the recorded sound hides nothing, least of all the stoned and drunken hippie rednecks in the audience. Great stuff!"-Eugene Chadbourne

Artist Biographies:

"A seemingly endless -- and endlessly eclectic -- series of releases made the innovative guitarist Eugene Chadbourne one of the underground community's most well-known and well-regarded eccentrics. Born January 4, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY, Chadbourne was raised in Boulder, CO, by his mother, a refugee of the Nazi death camps. At the age of 11, the Beatles inspired him to learn guitar; later exposure to Jimi Hendrix prompted him to begin experimenting with distortion pedals and fuzzboxes. Ultimately, however, he became dissatisfied with the conventions of rock and pop, and traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic one, on which he began to learn to play bottleneck blues.

Perhaps Chadbourne's most significant formative discovery was jazz; initially drawn to John Coltrane and Roland Kirk, he later became an acolyte of the avant excursions of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton. Despite the huge influence music exerted over his life, however, Chadbourne first studied to become a journalist, but his career was derailed when he fled to Canada rather than fight in Vietnam; only President Jimmy Carter's declaration of amnesty for conscientious objectors allowed the vociferously left-wing Chadbourne to return to the U.S. in 1976, at which time he plunged headlong into the New York downtown music scene. After releasing his 1976 debut, Solo Acoustic Guitar, he began collaborating on purely improvisational music with the visionary saxophonist John Zorn and the acclaimed guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Quickly, Chadbourne carved out a singular style, comprised of equal parts protest music, free improvisation, and avant-garde jazz, topped off with his absurd, squeaky vocals. A complete list of Chadbourne's countless subsequent collaborations and genre workouts is far too lengthy and detailed to exhaustively document, although in the early '80s he garnered some of his first significant attention as the frontman of Shockabilly, a demented rockabilly revisionist outfit which also featured the well-known producer Kramer. Following the group's breakup, Chadbourne turned to his own idiosyncratic brand of country and folk, accurately dubbed LSD C&W on a 1987 release, the same year he joined the members of Camper Van Beethoven for a one-off covers project. In addition, he recorded with artists ranging from Fred Frith and Elliott Sharp to Evan Johns and Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer in the Mothers of Invention; in between, he continued exploring unique styles inspired by music from the four corners of the globe, all the while issuing a seemingly innumerable string of records, most of them on his own Parachute label."

-All Music (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eugene-chadbourne-mn0000172925/biography)
12/13/2017

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"Mark Kramer (born Stephen Michael Bonner in New York City in 1958), known professionally as Kramer, is a musician, composer, record producer and founder of the New York City record label Shimmy-Disc. He was a full-time member of the bands New York Gong, Shockabilly, Bongwater and Dogbowl & Kramer, has played on tour (usually on bass guitar) with bands such as Butthole Surfers, B.A.L.L., Ween, Half Japanese and The Fugs (1984 reunion tour), and has also performed regularly with John Zorn and other improvising musicians of New York City's so-called "downtown scene" of the 1980s.

Kramer's most notable work as a producer has been with bands such as Galaxie 500 (whose entire oeuvre he produced), Low (whom he discovered and produced), Half Japanese, White Zombie, GWAR, King Missile, Danielson Famile, Will Oldham, Daniel Johnston, and Urge Overkill, including their hit cover of "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kramer_(musician))
12/13/2017

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"David Licht (born 20th century in Detroit, Michigan) is a drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning American Klezmer band The Klezmatics. He moved to New York City in 1985 to help manage a recording studio, joined the band Bongwater, and later met Frank London with whom he started The Klezmatics. He also played with When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Licht)
12/13/2017

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