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American Rockabilly(1990)

"American Rockabilly " is a compilation album from the late 80´s.It includes various US- bound Rockabilly bands and originally appeared on Nervous Records. It offers  modern Rockabilly, but also some pure Psychobilly tracks. Among the highlights are two -otherwise hard to find- solo tracks from Paul Roman :Bounce Right Back and the brilliant The Devil Can Have My Soul. Other highlights are The Jackals- Psychobilly Belinda, The Quakes-1000 Kats, The Nervous Fellas- Shake Tonight and The Atomics- She´s Mine.

Blood On The Cats (1983)

This is arguably the ancestral vinyl of all the Psychobilly compilation albums and the first compilation album that used the term " Psychobilly " on the (back) sleeve. Despite a few week moments and dubious fillers from Indie / Goth / Rock outfits like Alien Sex Fiend or Jazz Butcher , the album hosts some early classics of the genre from the Guana Batz, Meteors, Ricochets and the incredible Screaming Lord Sutch with his excellent Murder In The Graveyard. Also an extra bass for the sensational blood-splattered sleeve illustration of a dead cat gored by Psychobilly´s  double bass . Highlights: Escalators- The Day The Sun Burned Down, Guana Batz- Cannibal Run, Meteors- Graveyard Stomp, Sting-rays- Dinosaurs and The Ricochets- Runnin´ Wild.

Revenge Of The Killer Pussies - Blood On The Cats # 2 (1984)

This is the second part of The Blood On The Cats series, also released by Anagram. The album includes sixteen tracks, another surprising blend of early Psychobilly treasures, Trash goodies, amazing sleeve design plus some more fillers from various Indie / Punk / Rock corner. The album also reached the Top 5 of the UK Independent Chart late in 1984. Among the highlights is a rare recording of Psychotic Reaction, from the Sting-rays´ Bananamen session and a brilliant performance of The Vibes, covering the Screamin´ Jay Hawkins´ track Alligator Wine. Other highlights are Guana Batz- Werewolf Blues, Meteors- The Hills Have Eyes, Tall Boys- Dawn Of The Flies, King Kurt- Zulu Beat and The Blubbery Hellbillies -I Don ´t Wanna Get Thin.

Gypsy Girl(?)

This is a real nice Neorockabilly sampler. "Gypsy Girl" appeared on Fury Records in the late 1980´s.It combines a self proclaimed mix of Rockabilly, Rock`n´ Roll & Psycho and includes 13 tracks. The title track Gypsy Girl was recorded by The Caravans. It also featured a "high speed version" of  The Griswalds´ Frightnight. Other highlights: The Go-Katz -Livin´ In Your Shadow, Rock Therapy -You Don´t Move Me No More and The Nightshift Trio- What D´ Ya See Now.

 

Hell´ s Bent On Rockin´(1985)

This mid-80´s compilation includes some of the most popular Psychobilly bands of that time. It also featured for the first time two tracks of an act called Demented Are Go and a handful of rare recordings like Frenzy´ s Cry Or Die (with Simon Brand (v,g)). Other highlights: The Deltas - Shake Your Moneymaker , Sharks- Ghost Train, Demented Are Go! - Rubber Rock - One Sharp Knife, Rochee and The Sarnos - Rock 'n' Roll Frog and The Meteors with an alternative take of Shout So Loud..

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The Magnificent Seven(1987)

Great compilation album, originally released by ABC Records. It includes seven of the most popular Psychobilly acts of the mid-80´s. Each band is represented with 2 or 3 songs. The sleeve is designed with a drawing, that shows the respective bandleaders in Western uniforms. Highlights: The Meteors- Blue Sunshine-Johnny Remember Me, Guana Batz- Loan Shark, Frenzy-I See Red, Deltas- Whip It Up and Demented Are Go!-PVC Chair- Pervy In The Park.

 

The Northwood Story Volume One (1991)

Excellent compilation of early UK Neorockabilly. The album is a collection of  20 tracks- 18 of them were previously unissued - of great, raw and unpolished Rockabilly. All cuts came from the vaults of legendary Northwood Records. The disc includes a sensational performance of Woman Eater from Rochee & The Sarnos and two great cuts- Walking On The Edge Of Midnight & Blues Don´t Go-from Fireball XL 5 . Other highlights are Lazy Town Boys- Jack Rabbit, Red Hot `N´ Blue- Caledonia, Riverside Trio- Forty Miles Away, Slingshots- That Chick´s Too Young To Fry and Sure Shots- Fire Engine Baby.   

 

Psycho Attack Over Europe!(1985)

This 16 track compilation appeared on Kix4U records in 1985.The album series  unites various Psychobilly bands, with different styles from different European countries on one single LP . Highlights of this one are Batmobile-Slapping Suspenders, POX-Baby What You Want, Tranquillizers-Destroyed Illusions -Paranoia , Restless- Prisoner Of Love and Meteors- Electro.

2ed Psycho Attack Over Europe!(1986)

This is the best part of the "Psycho Attack Over Europe" compilations. Though loaded with lesser known names of the circuit, it features a lot of cool stuff. Highlights: Archie-Listen To what Archie Sez, Stringbeans-Smell Of Kat -Demon Girl, Torment-Torment, Roughnecks-Take A Look and The Dazzlers- Get Away Of My Brain.

3rd Psycho Attack Over Europe!(1988)

Though lead by many Psychobilly headliners like Torment or the Meteors this compilation isn´ t quite spectacular. Most of the stuff is just ordinary Psychobilly. Highlights: Frantic Flintstones-Bedrock, Meteors- Crack Me Up -Wildkat Stomp, Go Katz-Nowhere Train and Torment- My Dream.

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Psycho Mania (1993)

This is an awesome kaleidoscope of some of the most talented Psychobilly outfits and the album features some of their best known tracks. It also includes some live tracks, which originally appeared on the Stomping At The Klub Foot series. It´s only a pity that it doesn´t include any new material. Highlights: Guana Batz- Loan Shark, Frenzy- I See Red, Demented Are Go- Holy Hack Jack, Skitzo- Skitzo Mania, Frantic Flintstones- Rockin´ Out and King Kurt- Billy.

Psycho Mania Vol. 2 (1993)

Second volume of the Psycho Mania series,  this time packed with 23 classics of the genre. All in all a nice collection of old school Psychobilly standards and classics. Highlights: Demented Are Go- Transvestite Blues, Frantic Flintstones- Let´s Go Somewhere, Scared Stiff- Johnny Cynic, The Tallboys- Ride this Torpedo (live), Radiacs- Jungle Rock and Polecats- Pink & Black (live)

 

Psycho Tendencies(1989)

"Psycho Tendencies" is a solid compilation from Raucous Records. It includes some of the most popular combos of the late 80´s and some previously unreleased songs. Highlights: Long Tall Texans - 900 Miles , Griswalds - Psycho Tendencies- Nighthawk, Go-Katz - Real Gone Demented Hillbilly Kat and a very fast version of Frantic Flintstones´ Alley Cat King.

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Rockabilly Psychosis And The Garage Disease(1984)

This is one of the most famous Psychobilly / Garage Trash sampler around. It includes some of the most influential songs from the late 50s  to the early 80s like The Crusher or Surfin´Bird. Essential compilation album. Highlights: The Phantom-Love Me, The Trashmen- Surfin´Bird, The Sonics- PsychoHasil Adkins- She Said, The Meteors- Radioactive Kid and The Sting-Rays- Cat Man.

Rockin´It Up! (1987)

This is the first of two " Rockin´ It Up" albums, appearing on Lost Moment Records. The album includes ten tracks from eight different bands. They combine a nice mix of uptempo Rockabilly and pure Psychobilly. Highlights: Krewmen- Night Shift Blues, Wigsville Spliffs- Eyes On My Baby, Rapids- Hi Di Hi and The Ant Hill Mob- Enough.

Rockin´It Up! Volume 2(1988)

Second part of the self-proclaimed " Rockabilly, Psychobilly and Speedmetal compilation album". Typical Psychobilly compilation from the mid-80´s.It includes some of the most popular acts of the era like The Wigsville Spliffs and The Krewmen. Highlights: Krewmen-Public Enemy No 1, Long Tall Texans-Get Back Wet Back, Surf Rats-Just Looking and The Rapids-One Kiss.

 

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She´ s Just Rockin´(1987)

This is another typical compilation album from Fury Records, though most of the songs are published by Nervous Publishing. The album includes twelve tracks from twelve different bands. Most of the songs are uptempo Rockabilly. Highlights: Deltas- Heart Attack (Alt. mix), Sticks- She´s Just Rockin´, Wigsville Spliffs- Buzz Outta You and Nightshift Trio- Life Could Be Easy.

 

Single Minded(1992)

The CD comprises 28 tracks from the years 1981-1986, all of them were originally released on Big Beat singles. Great compilation disc "from the garage band daze", loaded with songs that are hard to find these days. It also includes two songs from the Sting-Rays´ legendary Bananamen EP (Love Me-Surfin´Bird) Other Highlights are the Tall Boys -Brand New Gun, The Meteors-Radioactive Kid -Graveyard Stomp, Restless- Mr. Blues, The Escalators- Munster Theme, Guana Batz-The Cave, Milkshakes-Brand New Cadillac and  The Sting-Rays-Another Cup Of Coffee

 

Sick Sick Sick(1987)

This is a splendid live album, recorded at the Klub Foot April 1987. Side 1 of the vinyl release comprises eight tracks from Demented Are Go!. The second side is shared by Skitzo and the Coffin Nails. Great live recordings from Psychobilly´s most famous venue. Highlights: Demented Are Go!-PVC Chair-Pervy In The Park-Rubber Love, Skitzo-I Want Your Loving, Coffin Nails-Werewolf Bitch-Uncle Willie.

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Stomping At The Klub Foot(1984)

This is the first part of the most important Psychobilly compilation, recorded at the infamous Klub Foot. It´s a piece of Psychobilly history and features 16 tracks( 4 tunes shared by each band). It brings pure live atmosphere to your home. Highlights: Restless-Bottle On The Beach-Long Black Shiny Car, The Milkshakes-Sweet Little Sixteen, Guana Batz-Train kept A-Rollin´-Please Gimme Something, The Stingrays-Escalator- Blue Girl.

Stomping At The Klub Foot Vol.2(1985)

The second volume of the "Klub Foot" series featured seven bands. Every band appeared with two tracks. The album was recorded in 1985. Highlights: Demented Are Go-Transvestite Blues-Pickled & Preserved, Frenzy-Cry Or Die, The Rapids- Legend Of The Lost, The Pharaohs-Crazy & Wild.

Stomping At The Klub Foot Vol. 3 & 4(1986)

"Stomping At The Klub Foot 3& 4" was originally released as a two lps album, featuring the cream of the mid-80´s Psychobilly circuit. It´s really loaded with tons of anthems  and fan favourites. Every song is for the highlight reel, definitely  a "Must Have". Highlights: Wigsville Spliffs-Al Capone-Highclass Power, Torment- Uncle Sam-Pass It On, Coffin Nails- Let´s Wreck, Rochee And The Sarnos-Rip It Up, Batmobile- Cold Sweat, Frenzy- Ghost Train, The Pharaohs-Killed Love and Demented Are Go-Be Bop A Lula

The Klub Foot Kicks Back(1987)

This is the ultimate Klub Foot collection album. It combines all the highlights of the first four releases plus some bonus tracks. You find the cream of the mid-80´s Psychobilly circuit from B (Batmobile) to W (Wigsville Spliffs) on this one. Seventeen tracks from seventeen different bands give you a huge overview about live entertainment at Psychobilly´s infamous venue. Highlights: Rochee & The Sarnos-Rip It Up, Demented Are Go- Transvestite Blues, Torment- Pass It On, Pharaohs- Crazy `N´ Wild, Wigsville Spliffs- Al Capone, Frenzy- Robot Riot and  The Rapids- Legend Of The Lost.

Stomping At The Klub Foot Vol.5(1988)

"Stomping At The Klub Foot Vol. 5" is the final live album recorded at London's premier Psychobilly venue. It was recorded in January 1988 with the Long Tall Texans and the Highliners at the top of the bill. Highlights: Shark Bait-Johnny Cynic, Sgt.  Bilko´s Krazie Combo-Point Of No Return, Skitzo-Your Cheating Heart, Fractured-Gambling Man, Long Tall Texans-Gotta Go-Texas Beat and The Highliners-Come Dancing-Wooly Bully

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These Cats Ain´t Nothin´ But Trash(1983)

Early compilation album from Big Beat Records, originally issued in 1983. It´s packed with four tracks from  The Sting-rays, Milkshakes and The Cannibals respectively plus Link Wray´s Hiddden Charms. These cats are wild and raw, blending  Rock`n´Roll, Rockabilly, Beat and  Punk music to a brand new sound. Highlights: Milkshakes-Please Don´t Tell My Baby, Sting-rays-The Cat-Dinosaurs, Cannibals-Weekend On Mars

 

Zorch Factor-One(1986)

This is a very interesting compilation of stomping Neorockabilly / Psychobilly of the mid 80´s.It also features the first recordings of Torment Coffin Nails and the Long Tall Texans. The album reached a # 18 in the UK Independent Chart. Highlights: Frenzy-All Alone, Torment-My Dream-The Source, Get Smart-It´s Up To You, Pharaohs-Smell Of Cop-Tomb Of The Dead and Sharks-We Say Yeah.

Zorch Factor II(1987)

Nervous Records continued their success with the Psychobilly compilation series of "Zorch Factors". "Zorch Factor II" was the second part of the series. It was released in the late 1980´s. This time they added Skitzo´s Psycho Baby & Tear It Up and the Wigsville Spliffs Home Run. Other highlights are Torment -True Expressions -Hornet´s Nest and Caravans- Alcohol Eyes.

Zorch Factor 3(1990)

The third and last part of the "Zorch Factor" series featured for the first time besides the popular British bands, US-Psychobilly with The Quakes and also a solo track of Simon Brand. Highlights: The Quakes - I Can't Stay, The Pharaohs- Crazy & Wild, Frantic Flintstones - Safe Surf and the Coffin Nails - House On The Haunted Hill.

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