Archive for November, 2009

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Wipe Out – Ron Wilson

November 30, 2009

Lets represent the Surf crowd!!! Written on the spot in the studio as a ‘B’ side single to ‘Surfer Joe’ Wipe Out went on the be one of the coolest ‘B’ sides ever written. Ironically the ‘A’ side only spent 6 weeks on the charts while the ‘B’ side spent 4 months!!! Only High School kids at the time the Surfaris caught the wave big time! Hell I even covered Wipe Out on Johnny Death’s Solid Gold Death CD. Sadly we lost Ron Wilson to a Brain Anueryism May 7, 1989

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Halos & Horns – Judd Williams

November 28, 2009

Back to Boston, this time for The Amazing Crowns! Halos & Horns how bloody cool does it get! The Amazing Crowns contacted Big John Bates & The Furys my current band at the time and were really stoked to set up a gig with us in Vancouver, they had heard of us and thought it would be a wicked bill (I have to agree). Sadly a month later they broke up. On the up side Amazing Crowns Bassist Jack “the swinger” Hanlon custom built The DEADCATS bassist Mick Tupelo’s thumpin blonde doghouse bass. We take a bit o the Crowns with us wherever we play!

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Get Busy Livin or Get Busy Dyin – Liam Crill

November 25, 2009

Lets change gear’s and hit the Punkabilly crowd! This is the title from the debut disc from The Kings of Nuthin a rad outfit outta Boston. This is only a foreshadow of what these boys will do! They bust it old school with a revamped high energy twist! There is no doubt that Liam totally cooks this red hot flame job of a band. Makes me wanna go and get another tattoo!

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Rock Around the Clock – Dick Richards

November 22, 2009

This one couldn’t have been avoided forever, since it was the linchpin for Rock & Roll and at one time managed to get banned because of the riotous movie Blackboard Jungle which sent the tune to the top of the charts where it stayed for 8 weeks. The first R & R record to do so.

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Drummer Boy Rock – Gene Watson & the Rockets

November 8, 2009

Hot damn! This was a good find. This is exactly what we are about here at Krash Boom Bam!!! A good ole Rockabilly Drum Thumpin! Sadly I haven’t located any real info on the band at this time so the drummer on this track is currently a mystery. If you have any info on them or happen to have played on the track yourself let me know, I’d love to find out.

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Hound Dog – DJ Fontana

November 4, 2009

Elvis Presley’s cover of Big Mama Thorton featured DJ’s bombastic snare fills at Elvis’s insistance. Legend has it that Elvis kept the band going over and over the song until DJ got that snare fill just right! It hooked me!!!