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Shockabilly

Earth Vs. Shockabilly

Shockabilly: Earth Vs. Shockabilly (Chadula)

An extended rerelease of the original and 1st 1982 Shockabilly album on Rough Trade, expanded to a full 77 minutes with out-takes and rarities, rakes and mayhem.
 

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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: chadEarthV
Squidco Product Code: 9252

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

Personnel:

Eugene Chadbourne-guitar, vocals, tape effects, electric rake, cooler

Kramer-cheap organ, cheaper tapes, vocals, electric bass

David Licht-all percussion

plus: Becky Jordan-vocals

Tom Shephard-bass

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track listing:


Party House Part Three in 3-D

C'mon Everybody

Day Tripper

Oh Yoko

Helter Skelter

A Hard Day's Night

Hair on my Chinny Chin Chin

Train Kept a' Rollin

The Rake

Burma Shave

City of Corruption

Bluegrass Breakdown

People Are Strange

Heart Full of Soul

Big & Broad

Wrestling Woman

Steppin' Out

19th Nervous Breakdown

Tennessee Flattop Box

Purple Haze

Are You Experienced?

Manic Depression

Voodoo Child

Cooler Demonstration

Psychadelic Basement




Related Categories of Interest:

Chadbourne. Eugene

Rock and Related
Improvised Rock
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv

descriptions, reviews, &c.

An extended rerelease of the original and 1st 1982 Shockabilly album on Rough Trade, expanded to a full 77 minutes with out-takes and rarities, and great liner notes from Dr. Chad himself.

"In the first full-length flowering of the Shockabilly disease, the completely unique power trio infuses Earth with what would become the kind of ammunition the group would regularly fire at an uncaring world of listeners: guitarist Eugene Chadbourne's sociopolitical barbs written on a sliding scale of minor chords and solos, bassist Kramer's rumbling discourse with drummer David Licht. Originals like "City of Corruption," "Party House, Pt. 3 in 3-D, and "Big Money Broad" mix with a bizarre grab-bag of covers ranging from "Purple Haze" and "Day Tripper" to Johnny Cash's "Tennessee Flat Top Box." Though the free-flowing madness that made later records like Heaven masterpieces of a form that no one has mastered since isn't quite boiling at a high-pitch rate, Earth Vs. Shockabilly is still a formidable debut chock-full of a kind of rock music bottom feeding that is compulsively magnificent. The sometimes available Ghost of Shockabilly CD contains both Earth and the band's next album, Colosseum, and is well worth seeking out."-Patrick Foster, All Music


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)
8/18/2017

"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)
8/18/2017

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