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There's absolutely no one who likes this genre, right?
You mean like The Cramps and stuff?
Yeah, I like it.
and I fucked her.
and it was pretty alright.
even have their own club nights and cuffed jean stores. not a big fan of the uniform though-what's up with genres that have uniforms?
Like, even a little bit. So weird yo.
then count me in for liking it. At least to some degree.
I can't envision myself finding anything remotely rockabilly-related at all bearable. I guess I can intellectually understand why someone might enjoy it but I can't relate to it at all.
the meteors gigs were sooooo charged .....i can imagine that 90% of disers would go in and come straight out again they'd be so scared
but a couple of meteors gigs i was pummelled till i was literally black and blue and bloodied.....it didnt help that at one of them a gang of 4 crazies picked specifically on me
....so you'd feel the hardness of the knuckles rather than just the force of an arm punching........normally although you'd throw punches and kicks they wouldnt be focused or particularly intense.
thye were a bit nasty......like i said it felt....and was dangerous
no wreckin was too much
i like the cramps.
gone to meteors and guana batz gigs (and others) went to klub foot
why is it so terrible? ok apart from the cramps it was more about the live experiance......
actually the meteors gigs had the most fearsome atmosphere of any gig you could ever go to at the tin can club in bham some of the 'crazies' used to launch themselves from the balcony INTO THE CROWN UNDERNEATH....not so much as crowd surfing as crowd cushions
-I think the sound of an upright bass being slapped is the most loathsome sound in the world. An instrument capable of producing the richest, most sonorous tones known to music being used like that...in the words of Pusha T, 'eughk.'
-I can't stand the typical vocal affectations even for one second.
-The whole thing reeks of this insincere unearned ironic dorkiness in a way I can't fully understand or explain, but I can feel in my nerve endings.
I know a ton of people who are way into it but they're all total schlubs musically and seem to be in it mostly for the fashion (which frankly I also don't get) so I got curious to see if people who know anything about music are into it. Apparently they are. Whaddya know.
like i said it was the live experiance........some were in gangs.......there was also the ludicrous sort of thing like king kurt.......other goths and punks i knew werent mostly into psychobilly either ....maybe the music wasnt very worthy....but it was a powerful movement briefly and it was exciting
prefer albums. So that could partially explain it.
Their albums aren't worth listening to imo. Most likely just a live thing.
the meteors seemed to mean it....
although in these videos there are quite a few pantomime psychobillies
is Mad Sin, know that one? Or are they more rockabilly? Excuse me if this is so.
nothing new, it's a live thing.
I don't like the music, but worked in a venue where loads of psycho- and rockabilly was put on. Most of it was too awful to even speak negatively of, but man if it was good live, it was GOOD, all these people in their uniforms going mad and the music suddenly seemed alright.
Still, I would never ever decide to put it on at home
On the music side of things, I'm up for the whole jam.
Great comps -
Sci-Fi Lo-Fi Vol.1: Mixed By Andrew Weatherall (he's quite the fan):
Keb Darge & Cut Chemist present Lost & Found (anyone who doesn't trust Cut Chemist is a wrong 'un):
Good Girls Gone Bad: Wild Weird & Wanted (good mix of styles going on):
Acts I've had the pleasure of enjoying live in the recent past -
The Brains (in a dive bar when on hol in Vancouver):
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Brains (#1) / http://www.myspace.com/thebrains
Heavy Trash (The ledge that is Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray, of Madder Rose/Speedball Baby):
http://www.last.fm/music/Heavy+Trash / http://www.myspace.com/heavytrash
Dave Arcari (local madman guitarist):
http://www.last.fm/music/Dave+Arcari / http://www.myspace.com/davearcari
Bloodshot Bill (one man band):
http://www.last.fm/music/Bloodshot+Bill / http://www.myspace.com/bloodshotbill
Holly Golightly (if she counts ...of course she counts):
http://www.last.fm/music/Holly+Golightly / http://www.myspace.com/hollygolightlymusic
And then there's -
The Cramps (obviously), Billy Childish, and all manner of great garage rock'n'roll action, and rough blues-country stuff that sits alongside the straight-up rockabilly/psychobilly strand...
Seen him a couple of times and my friend recently put on a few shows with him headlining.
Someone said in the WuTang thread that hip-hop can often work best on CD. Which is a fair claim in certain instances.
But this kettle of fish rarely comes across on CD in a way that gives you a credible flavour of a full tilt live performance.
I think the best way to record a lot of stuff like rockabilly/psychobilly/garage etc is to record it live, studio recordings don't often seem to capture their energy, probably because the audience adds to it a lot.
The Vibes, The Purple Things, The Milkshakes. Wouldn't say any of them were particularly comic/theatrical
I don't really like the term psychobilly (The Cramps themselves didn't even like the term psychobilly) but some of the bands are great. And a lot of them are very much not.
stuff like the polecats,rev horton heat etc.
But I don't even think they were psychobilly. The rest of them (HorrorPops and all that shite) are shite.