- Audio CD (6 Mar. 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Ace Records
- ASIN: B006WAF26Y
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Criminal Records: Law, Disorder And The Pursuit Of Vinyl Justice CD
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* Themes of crime and punishment have always featured strongly in music. Ace's new CD is an hour long, not so much celebration but as documentation of heroes, villains, cops and robbers and their role in rock'n'roll.
* Inebriation, incarceration, stick-ups, showdowns, `failure to support' and all manner of other non-law abiding activities are on Ace's rockin' docket, although they plead not guilty to charges of crimes against music that this compilation may or may not elicit.
* "Criminal Records" also heralds the work of hard-bitten cops from the mean streets of New York and Los Angeles, and those notable heroes and villains of the old Wild West that came into our living rooms on a weekly basis during TV's golden era.
* The featured suspects are all guilty of being entertaining in the extreme. Almost all of the tracks on this arresting set are new to Ace CD, and several have never been reissued before.
* Ace's convictions are that they are sure this will be a best cell-er! Buy it now, or be prepared to suffer the penalty for digital delinquency!
Top Customer Reviews
Opening with the popular theme tune from the iconic TV show `Dragnet', and closing with one of Stan Freberg's spoof takes on the same theme and the show's lead character, this is a good and varied set. It is refreshing to hear a few familiar songs recorded by some lesser-known artists, so we have Leiber & Stoller's `Jailhouse Rock', by Dean Carter and `Riot in Cell Block #9', by Vicki Young with Big Dave and his orchestra and one Jumpin' Gene Simmons gives a good version of `Folsom Prison Blues'. There is a colourful booklet with label shots and some lurid photos from several pulp crime novels and films.
What you notice here though is virtually all the crime is committed in America same as what's on the Crime Channel.Somehow unless you were Lonnie Donegan singing about crime in the UK-who sung American songs like Tom Dooley and Fort Worth Jail-crime was something British songwriters never touched
While the contents are bordering on the lighhearted the recent Fantastic Voyage set is not exactly radio friendly with many of the artists having been inside but this was an earlier era of the blues and country