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Remixed and extended, Shockabilly was Eugene Chadbourne, Kramer, and David Licht, in their original Fundamental LP "Vietnam" with a booklet including the infamous Tour Diary.


Shockabilly: Vietnam (Chadula)
Label: Chadula    
Released in: USA    

"Fantastic homemade packaging includes for the first time since the first LP pressing, the infamous Shockabilly Tour Diary. This is the best sounding Shockabilly recording with "Born on the Bayou", "Flying", "Vietnam", "Nicaragua" (with Ed Sanders) and "Pile up All Architecture"."-Eugene Chadbourne

"Vietnam is strange, soupy, and pure Shockabilly from start to finish. The album is divided about half and half between somewhat straightforward songs -- including a bleak cover of Love's "Signed D.C.," the earnest protest folk tune "Nicaragua" (with guest vocalist Ed Sanders of the Fugs), and a characteristically disheveled take on the old country song "Georgia in a Jug" -- and what could more accurately be described as lo-fi psychedelic sound collages. There may be an actual song at the bottom of "Paris," but Eugene Chadbourne's howling guitar and Kramer's voice samples sit so far up in the mix that the foundation is hardly discernible. Their "cover" of the Beatles' "Flying," with its Mr. Rogers samples and bird and airplane noises floating atop the original melody, is another (less noisy) example of this collage approach. In some cases, it is a wonder the music doesn't just totally collapse at the seams, but it never quite happens. Then again, Shockabilly's ability to sit right on the edge of chaos and sound totally relaxed at the same time was one of the group's trademarks."-William York, All Music

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Product Information:

Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: shockViet
Squidco Product Code: 10902

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Originally released on the Fundamental Label in 1984 as catalog # 1.


Eugene Chadbourne-guitars, vocals,

Kramer-cheap organ, tapes, vocals, horn

David Licht-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Pile Up All Architecture 2:09

2. Born on the Bayou 2:24

3. Your USA and my Face 3:19

4. Vietnam 3:05

5. Dirty Harry 2:57

6. Flying 3:03

7. Nicaragua 2:29

8. Spiro Agnew 4:34

9. Greetings from Grenada 1:59

10. McDeath 2:08

11. Paris 2:12

12. Iran into Tulsa 2:05

13. Theme from Membrane 2:04

14. Iran into Tulsa 2:55

15. The Rake and The Birdcage 3:30

16. Georgia in a Jug 2:58

17. Lucifer Sam 3:22

18. Signed DC 3:18

19. Vietnam 4:08