Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rockabilly Boogie

Hey hey, all y'all. We'd like to introduce a new contributor to this here little corner of the world. "Big J" knows a whole lotta shit that we don't, from Rockabilly to Metal to Punk, and all points in between. We think he's gonna be a big addition to our aesthetic. And we think y'all are gonna dig what he's got to say and share. He's gonna start us off with a little Six Pack of his own, to give you a little teaser. Check it out, and give Big J a warm welcome to The Mountain!

We'll start this six pack off with a wild, wild rocker by Johnny Carroll & His Hot Rocks. I like this version better than the one used in the movie Rock, Baby Rock It. Next up is a little boogie-woogie country number by Pee Wee King. Weep with Glen Glenn as he waits for his gal to show up. Then we've got a tune by Vince Taylor ( later covered by The Clash) and another by the mysterious Phantom ( later covered The Cramps). Finally there's Inspector Tuppence and the Sexy Firemen. Lousy name, great song!

Johnny Carroll and His Hot Rocks: Wild Wild Women (mp3)

Pee Wee King: Catty Town (MP3)

Glen Glenn: One Cup of Coffee (MP3)

Vince Taylor: Brand New Cadillac (MP3)

The Phantom: Love Me (MP3)

Inspector Tuppence and the Sexy Firemen: I Guess It Must Be Love (MP3)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Road Hog


Perhaps it's inspired by a friend's recent road trip along the entirety of Route 66.  Perhaps it's with the waning of summer and the desire to hit the road.   Perhaps we're trying to make amends for our time away.

Whichever, we've got a nifty little mix for y'all today.  And it's road songs...all road songs.  And, yeah, it's a little heavy on the truckin' songs, but what can we say?  We're all about the truckin' 'round these parts, and we'd be curious to discover if anyone's got a larger collection of the damn things than we do (we're pretty seriously obsessive). 

But it aint all just 18-Wheeler fetishism.  We got some draggin', some locomotin', some shout-outs to The Fuzz, and some odes to movement in general.  Oh, and some of the tunes may contain sexual innuendo.  Do what you will with that.  We missed a couple thousand great tunes, but how long do you really want to spend downloadin' this sucker?  'Sides,  its leaves us open to a part 2, 

We'll be back to posting about, you know, actual bands shortly.  And we've got a special request coming up.  So stay tuned. 

For now, pop this sucker in yr 8-Track, and hit the highways before it's too late!

The Big Rock Candy Road Hog Mix
(Download link follows track listing)

1. Hot Wheels (Stan Farlow)
2. Trucker From Tennessee (Link Davis)
3. (I Want To Be A) Truck Driver's Sweetheart (Marcie Dickerson)
4.  Bennies and Beer (Chinga Chavin)
5. Change Gears On That Thing (Hasil Adkins)
6. Speed Traps, Weigh Stations and Detour Signs (Dave Dudley)
7. Ford And A Shaker (James Gallagher)
8. Hot Rod (Roy Hogsed)
9. Roll On Down The Highway (The Donnas)
10. Harley Davidson (Mick Harvey and Anita Lane)
11.  Hell's Angels (Johnny Bond)
12. Rocket 88 (Jackie Brentson/Ike Turner)
13. Night Train (John R.)
14. The Golden Rocket (Hank Snow) 
15. Hey Truckers (Andre Williams and The Sadies)
16. Truck Drivin' Outlaw (Denis Olson)
17. Lookin' At The World Through A Windshield (Del Reeves)
18. Don't Drag No More (Susan Lynne)
19. Highway Patrol (Junior Brown)
20. Beaver On My Lap and a Bear On My Trail (Ferlin Husky)
21. Highway Man (Howlin' Wolf)
22. Ride On Josephine (Bo Diddley)
23. Windfall (Son Volt)
24. '57 Chevrolet (Billie Jo Spears)
25. I've Got A New Road Under My Wheels (Tommy Duncan/Bob Wills)
26. Grudge Run (Dick Dale)
27. This Train (Elder Samuel Patterson and the Christian Crusaders)
28. Diamonds On My Windshield (Tom Waits)
29. Hitch Hiking Girl (Red Sovine)
30. Hard Hard Traveling Man (Dick Curless)
31. 18 Wheeler Fever (Scott H Biram)
32. Drive That Rig To Glory (Craig Donaldson)
33. White Line Fever (Merle Haggard)
34. Outro-Mad Road Driving

BRCM-Road Hog Mix (mp3)

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