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Chadbourne, Eugene w/ Son of Shockabilly: Unreal Band (Chadula)

Recorded the year before the first Shockabilly record in 1983, this live album with Eugene Chadbourne on electric guitar and vocals, plus Shockabilly-to-be and percussionist David Licht, and Tom Shepard taking Kramer's place on bass, as the trio take on country music, Hendrix, Beatles, Yardbirds, bring out The Rake, and otherwise twist up a set of great songs.
 

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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: none
Squidco Product Code: 27262

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardboard sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging
Recorded at The Niteshade Cafe, in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1982.


Personnel:

Eugene Chadbourne-guitar, vocals

Tom Shephard-bass

David Licht-percussion

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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)
4/22/2019

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Shep The Hep, aka Tom Shephard, is a bassist, a frequent collaborator with Eugene Chadbourne.

-Squidco 4/22/2019

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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)
4/22/2019

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track listing:


1. 7+7= 2:48

2. The Thing 3:15

3. Gone Gone Gone/ I'm A Loser 3:54

4. Train Kept A Rollin' 3:16

5. People Are Strange 2:47

6. Tennessee Flatop Box 4:29

7. Intro To The Cooler 0:41

8. The Cooler 4:45

9. Are You Experienced? 2:32

10. Heart Full Of Soul 3:18

11. Day Tripper 2:56

12. Funny How Time Slips Away 3:45

13. Dang Me 3:02

14. White Room 3:35

15. The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me 3:31

16. Steppin Out/Medley 3:38

17. C'Mon Everybody 5:01

18. Winchester Va/ On The Road Again 3:00

19. Right Off 2:12

20. Big Broad 3:00

21. Purple Haze 2:46

22. The Rake 1:31

23. Psychadelic Basement 4:11
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"I started advertising the attached item, a 1982 archive special with the Son of Shockabilly band recorded live at the Niteshade Cafe on a typically insane Saturday night back then. Weird to think this was long ago but there I am rocking an incredible set of garage and psychedelic classics."-Doc Chad

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