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Chadbourne, Eugene / Kramer / Licht, David: The Dawn of Shockabilly (Chadula)


 

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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: 1982-A
Squidco Product Code: 7512

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardboard sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging

Personnel:

Eugene Chadbourne-electric guitar, vocals

Mark Kramer-cheap organ, tapes

David Licht-drums, percussion

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"With rights officially reverting back to Doc Chad, the story of Shockabilly will now be available again in a new series of CD sets. Each one will combine one of the classic Shockabilly releases with superb live material from the same period. For the opening release in the series, the introductory Shockabilly EP The Dawn of Shockabilly is combined with an amazing Halloween recording in which Shockabilly expands to a quartet with the addition of bassist Shep the Hep. A costume contest is part of the action, demonstrating how adept Kramer is at backing up stuff like this on his cheap organ. Longtime Shockabilly buff Hank Gonzalez says "this is the most fun I have ever had listening to Shockabilly."-Eugene Chadbourne



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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)
4/19/2017

"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)
4/19/2017

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