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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: BIG BEAT
  • ASIN: B0000582JR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,667 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Format: Vinyl LP album. Big Beat Records, UK release from 1984. Compilation featuring The Cramps; The Sonics; The Meteors and others. 14 tracks.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I first picked up this album many years ago in a second hand shop for 50p. Whoever had owned it previously had obviously either played it to death, or used it as a frisbee, such was the state of the vinyl. Still, it had a track by The Cramps that I'd never heard before, so I had to have it. Little did I know that 'side A' would contain such infectious, fuzzed out, garage punkiness, mindless surf pop, and mad-hick rockabilly craziness to put me right off all those awful 'Klub Foot' compilations for ever!!! Now the genius of Haze Adkins, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and The Sonics has been complemented by equally storming extra tracks by Ralph Nielsen and Link Ray, so there's no excuses OK? It all tends to drop off a bit after the Cramps track (with the exception of the Panther Burns), hence only four stars, but at least they included 'My Daddy Is A Vampire', performed by the original line up of The Meteors, which was the only line up that were any good, really!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dean on 11 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The first seven tracks on this CD re-issue of a 1980's vinyl Big Beat compilation are the reason you should buy this disk. The remaining tracks focus on Big Beat signings and do not represent the best the label had to offer at the time of original release. It's likely Big Beat were hoping to shift a few extra records by The Meteors off the back of this compilation, which was actually bought by those seeking out otherwise difficult to find 1960's oddball rockabilly, surf, pyche and punk 45's. Tracks on offer by The Sting Rays, Guana Bats and Meteors seem asthmatic when set against the whacked out electric invention of The Sonics, The Trashmen and Hasil Adkins. Among the remaining nine tracks on this compilation, those by Jimmy Dickinson, The Milkshakes and The Gun club offer good examples of 1980's garage rock and psyche. The Gun Club's Jack on Fire deserves a special mention. It's a pity The Gun Club came and went largely unnoticed. Many bands and performers never find the audience they deserve - which is why compilations such as this exist, unearthing lost gold and reminding us that Peter Griffin isn't the only one who goes fruit loop over maddeningly catchy yet obscure 1960's garage. A mixed bag then. Get your copy while you still can.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. N. Sumption VINE VOICE on 12 Dec. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I picked this album up when I was sixteen, eighteen years ago. I'm still playing it, and still loving it. The recordings are rough, some of the songs are downright bizarre and beyond, but the energy and intensity of the tracks are incredible. Half of the album contains the weirder side of 60s garage/rockabilly music, the other half some of the 80s psychobilly that it inspired. For quality, the first half has it by a whisker (after all, that stuff had 20 years to sink in before the compilers put this thing together) but from the 80s stuff there are still some real gems.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lee moran on 26 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
bought this album back in the eighties if i remember it is compiled by poison ivy from the cramps.this cd will give you an insight into 60s american garage music right through to british psychobilly bands. this album is for 60s,rock n roll,rockabilly and psychobilly fans a like plus if you want an insight into real gritty rock and roll this is for you
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Oliver on 3 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD
The Ultimate album no crap rockabilly filler unlike other compilations (I bought: "The Roots of /The Godfathers Of Psychobilly" series & was very disapointed, they are full of tunes that are good rockabilly but not psychobilly originals that had been covered by others as one might hope for!)
This album contains: 7 oringinals that have been covered by The Cramps/Meteors & many others. The other 9 tracks are by true Psychobilly acts.
(I am a bit doubtful as to the claims of The Cramps on the track "Red Headed Woman" by Jimmy 'James' Dickinson & The Cramps. I have a feeling it might be another band.)
But yeah! Buy this. It's what you need if you liked Psychobilly since The Meteors reared their heads (Cos' without them the scene wasn't really Psychobilly before just Rock n roll/Rockabilly punks.)
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