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RELEASE
LABEL
Shimmy Disc
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Post-Punk, Rockabilly Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

The final two albums by the avant rock trio Shockabilly were their creative high points, the albums where their combination of silly, antic humor and experimental noise finally truly came together. It's not that these albums are any less goofy than what had come before -- guitarist Eugene Chadbourne still sings a lot of the songs in those silly cartoon voices that Primus stole outright, and bassist Kramer introduces that bizarre sped-up voice that he later used on the Bongwater records with Ann Magnuson. New drummer David Licht, who became an integral part of Kramer's world starting with these records, gives the band more of a rock & roll wallop, the same sort of heft that Sonic Youth suddenly gained when Steve Shelley joined. These are still self-consciously abrasive, "difficult" records filled with alternately giggly and creepy sound collages, but songs like "How Can You Kill Me, I'm Already Dead" (a disturbing musical recasting of some of Charles Manson's public rants) and Kramer's unexpectedly bouncy "Pity Me Sheena" have a musical presence and authority that Shockabilly's earlier records lacked.
Stewart Mason, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Pile Up All Architecturehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/vietnam-heaven/id373982321?uo=5
  2. Born on the Bayouhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/born-on-the-bayou/id373982321?i=373982335&uo=5
  3. Your U.S.A. and My Facehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/vietnam-heaven/id373982321?uo=5
  4. (I Don't Wanna Go To) Vietnamhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-dont-wanna-go-to-vietnam/id373982321?i=373982345&uo=5
  5. Flyinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/flying/id373982321?i=373982355&uo=5
  6. Nicaraguahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/nicaragua/id373982321?i=373982565&uo=5
  7. Parishttp://itunes.apple.com/album/paris/id373982321?i=373982569&uo=5
  8. Iran into Tulsahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/iran-into-tulsa/id373982321?i=373982571&uo=5
  9. Georgia in a Jughttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-in-a-jug/id373982321?i=373982602&uo=5
  10. Lucifer Samhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucifer-sam/id373982321?i=373982634&uo=5
  11. Signed D.C.http://itunes.apple.com/album/signed-d-c/id373982321?i=373982644&uo=5
  12. Heaven Instant Kramahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/vietnam-heaven/id373982321?uo=5
  13. She Was a Living, Breathing Piece of Dirthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/she-was-a-living-breathing/id373982321?i=373982751&uo=5
  14. Red Headed Strangerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/red-headed-stranger/id373982321?i=373982752&uo=5
  15. When You Dream About Bleedinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/when-you-dream-about-bleeding/id373982321?i=373982815&uo=5
  16. Tau and the Soldierhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tau-and-the-soldier/id373982321?i=373982816&uo=5
  17. Life's a Gashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lifes-a-gas/id373982321?i=373982819&uo=5
  18. Tray-Panning the Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tray-panning-the-man/id373982321?i=373982823&uo=5
  19. Hendrix Buried in Tacomahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hendrix-buried-in-tacoma/id373982321?i=373982825&uo=5
  20. How Can You Kill Me, I'm Already Deadhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/how-can-you-kill-me-im-already/id373982321?i=373982832&uo=5
  21. Vampire Tiger Girl Strikes Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/vampire-tiger-girl-strikes/id373982321?i=373982841&uo=5
  22. Pity Me Sheenahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/vietnam-heaven/id373982321?uo=5
  23. Happy New Yearhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/vietnam-heaven/id373982321?uo=5
  24. Our Metempsychosishttp://itunes.apple.com/album/vietnam-heaven/id373982321?uo=5
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