Monday, 14 May 2007
I begin with the cutting edge of surf music the mysterious tape man! unfortunatly I couldnt upload a clip so click on the link (question mark)!
The Mysterious Tape Man covers his face in tape, plays purely as a one man band and only records his music on a reel to reel and releases them on tape! He plays Surf instrumentals inspired by Link Wray! I have also included his myspace adress below!
CHECK IT OUT!
Posted by Ben Edge at 08:10
This is Screaming Lord Sutch. And some of you may be familiar with him not just for his music but for political reasons. Screaming Lord Sutch is the man responsible for the Monster Raving Loony Party. The video I have included is for Jack The Ripper one of his cult songs (recently covered by The Horrors).
Posted by Ben Edge at 07:48
This is Ricky Nelson playing Lonesome town which is somewhat of a legendary song in the rockabilly curcuit. With numerous bands (The Cramps, Reverend Beatman) revisiting the song. Bringing it to the attention of a new generation and as a homage to slick Rick.
Posted by Ben Edge at 06:46
This is the ultimate Rock 'N' Roll hero Johnny Cash performing live in San Quentin prison. Performing the song 'A boy named Sue' which is one of my favourites. At the time no one had ever done anything like this before, and without doubt I think it inspired the Cramps to perform live at a mental hospital which you can see further down the page!
Posted by Ben Edge at 06:33
Friday, 11 May 2007
This is Kents finest and rawest medieval Folk music. Friends of Billy Childish, they play where ever and whenever they can, on the streets, pubs, kebab shops but in this case on siberian tv. I have seen them play a few times and supported them a few years back with an old band i was in. If you like em! they've just bought out a new album available in rough trade!!!
Posted by Ben Edge at 03:38
This is the rockabilly legend Hazil Adkins who has been hailed as the godfather of Primitive rock n roll. He spent most of his life in a west virginia shack making songs and recording them on a reel to reel tape machine. He has inspired many bands such as the Cramps who covered his song 'She Said' in the 80's, giving him a sudden burst of recognition and a cult following. The clip shown is from the music show Ghoul a go-go which their is more about further down the page.
Posted by Ben Edge at 02:49
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Ghoul a go-go is a music show in America that features all kind's of primitive act's such as Hasil Adkin's, the 5678's (Featured in kill bill)and many more. The show is a strange mix of tv shows like the munsters and childrens TV and ofcourse live music. Watch the clips to get the idea!!!!!!
Posted by Ben Edge at 06:30
Eddie Angel is somewhat a cult figure in the rockabilly circuit, world renowned for his guitar playing abillities. He has released numerous solo albums on Camden Based label 'No Hit Records' such as 'Eddie angels guitar party' which is a must have for any rockabilly fans. But recently he has teamed up with the Los Sraitjackets a surf instrumental band from california. The clip above is from a rockabilly festival, keep watching till the end you dont want to miss their version of batman.
Posted by Ben Edge at 05:54
This is Billy Childish with his band that recently split the Buff Medways. Childish has been playing in bands since the 77 punk era, he describes his sound as 'dustbin mod', mod music that sounds likes it's beeing played in a dustbin. He is also a painter, poet and novelist and makes short super 8 films such as this one. He lives in chatam, kent and has done so all his life. The song I have included 'Medway wheelers' is about a local cycling club that his mother was once apart of.