BEAT FROM BADSVILLE : Volume 4
'Even More Trash Classics From Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain'.
Again on a double 10 inch vinyl !!!!!
Brought up on the radio shows of the legendary rock'n'roll DJs, the moondogging Alan Freed, Mad Daddy and, later, the ghostly Ghoulardi, it was hardly surprising that The Cramps' Lux Interior and Poison Ivy began trawling the thrift stores for juvenile
delinquent tunes, lip curling bad boy rock'n'roll, strange exotica, bizarre novelty 45s, dysfunctional doo wop, psychedelic weirdness and instrumentals made by madmen.
In America in the 1950s and 1960s there seemed to be small town versions of such vinyl madness everywhere that, by the 1970s were remaindered and to the majority of people unwanted.
To the fledgling Cramps this was nothing short of heaven. The duo filled their house with novelty memorabilia, schlock horror furniture and a record collection to die for. Lux eventually gravitated to his own Purple Knif Radio show and the Cramps delivered their versions of some of the stuff they'd found.
The duo name-checked many a 45 along the way and seeking them out and sampling their eccentricities is nothing short of mind blowing. This 24-track collection positively effervesces with eccentricity.
Again the vinyl-only double-10" is divided into 4 themes: "The Rock'n'Rollers", "New Dance Trend", "Instrumentals" and "The Mad Daddies". Every track pirouettes dangerously and at times hap hazardly around the expected.
These are songs for strange times by what can definitely be considered strange people. Gems and nuggets that sparkle even more bright in today's manufactured music maelstrom.
Side A : The Rock'n'Rollers
01. Gary Link & The Rock-A-Fellas - Rhythm Rock
02. Buddy Starr & The Starliners - Hold It
03. The Saints - Call My Name
04. Jamie Coe - Summertime
05. Bo Toliver & His Timers - Begging
06. Dossie "Thunderbird" Terry - Fool Mule
Side B : New Dance Trend
01. The Vocaleers - The Cootie Snap
02. Celestine - Shake, Baby, Shake
03. Young Jessie - Shuffle In The Gravel
04. Creel Sisters - Stop The Clock Rock
05. The Phaetons - Fling
06. Burt Keyes With Teddy McRae & His Orchestra - Stop Jivin' Start Drivin'
Side C : Instrumentals
01. The Dawnbeats - Midnight Express
02. The Stereos - Hot Rod
03. The Ramblers - Devil Train
04. The Storms - Tarantula
05. The Ramblers - Rambling
06. The Renegades - Charge
Side D : The Mad Daddies
01. Nightmares Jimmie Maddin Orchestra - (Oooh I'm Scared) Of The Horrors Of The Black Museum
02. Don Johnston - The Whipmaster
03. Jivin' Gene & The Jokers - Up... Up... And Away
04. Freddy Montell - (Ooey Gooey) Green Cheese
05. Terry Corin And Her Boyfriends - Sick! Sick! Sick!
06. Mr. Undertaker - Here Lies My Love