Saturday, 21 March 2015

Hipsville Horror A Go Go ! & The X-Men, The Hillmans & The Sine Waves in Brighton.
I guess it was never on the cards for me to become fabulously wealthy beyond my wildest dreams as each month I just shell out all my cash on going some place or buyin up more records....least it's not heroin or the bookies ! And it's looking like April & May are gonna be hitting the pocket pretty hard But But's going to be a lot of fun all the same......Kicking off with this....Really easy to get to with Gatwick airport nearby and something like 8 trains an hour from London stations !

3 days of partying at a horror themed weekend with
international live bands, top DJs, Go! Go! girls in cages!
wild gorillas, TiKi themed exotic cocktail party, monsters, ghouls and ghosts!
Plus a 3 day vintage market, psychotronic weird’n'wild movie theatre and the coolest sunday auto show and more, more, more…………

Crazy people from all the corners of Europe get together to dance and party all weekend in a horrifically themed ballroom to the wilder sounds of 60’s and beyond! With 14 live bands, the best international DJs spinnin’ their fav 45s til 3am, six caged Go! Go! girls dancin’ all night, and a whole bunch of people looking for a good time. That's HIPSVILLE.

If that's not enough there's more, as Saturday and Sunday afternoon takes a different twist with the HIPSVILLE TiKi party, all taking place in our exotically themed bar called TiKiViLLE. The party continues with more bands, more DJs, more GO! GO! girls and a return of Wanda De Lullabies very special burlesque show, plus our very own cocktail mixer to add some extra hula hula to your drinks and your afternoon!

But wait, there's even more as Sunday has the added attraction of the HIPSVILLE AUTO SHOW, last year’s was a huge success with over 60 cars rolling in! so in 2015 roll up in your ride or just look enviously at some of the coolest sets of wheels on the road!
In addition to the music, girls and the cars! HIPSVILLE also has a 3 day vintage market, with stalls selling clothes, records and home wear, perfect for those looking for something cool to wear or maybe something hip for their home.

Is that enough reasons to party with us at
Horror themed 60’s weekender 
15th 16th 17th may 2015
Bisley Pavilion, Queens Road, Brookwood, Surrey UK GU24 0NY


☆☆☆2015 LINE UP☆☆☆

THE SCREAMING LORD SUTCH tribute (monsterville)
"The monstrous sound of rock'n'horror rises from the grave"
"An explosive mix of 80's power pop and 60's surf delivered with heavy fuzzed out bass"
'All girl 1960s ‘group-sounds’ inspired, garage rock 4-piece from Japan'

“Fearsome French 60’s r’n’b crazy assed wild men”

“Instrumental film exotica music with a jazzy twist”

"Three ladies making fuzzed-up, freaked-out, wild rock 'n' roll!"

“monstrophonic blend of garage and surf”

"Who you say? It's the return of our fav band but in a different guise!"

“Sir Baldy’s all-star combo playing authentic, swinging, ska and shufflin’ rhythm’n’blues”

THE ANOMALYS (Netherlands)
“Psychotic, unpredictable and primitive rock ‘n roll trio”

GIUDA (Italy) “Stompin’ glam punk ‘n’ roll”
“aggressive instrumental sounds, ranging from surf to soul, over big beat to fuzz garage”
plus  WANDA DE LULLABIES 'Bride of Frankenstein' burlesque show


"The Sex Organs from outer space! Intergalactic sex'n'roll!"
“Trashy, rumble, surf, bop, blitz”
"Punk, glam and even 80's pop delivered by leader of the Daleks along with his Deviants from planet Skaro!!"
THE TiKi HEADS (who knows?)
“The world’s foremost enigmatic, legendary and exotic surf group extraordinaire”
WANDA DE LULLABIES 'Creature of the Surfer's Lagoon' burlesque show
Then the following weekend, as if it isn't already enough,  and fresh back from the recent 'sejours au soleil' The X-Men are playing their first UK gig of the year in Brighton on the 22nd of May along with The Hillmans, whose new album 'Kings of the Weald Frontier' (out on Western Star Records) should have been released by then. Topping things off are surf meisters from Hastings (or thereabouts),The Sine Waves whose first single 'The Scientific Sounds Of (on Dead By Mono Records) was pressed on the ridiculously small quantity of 50 copies ! So here's an opportunistic appeal going out on behalf of the bereft, in this case me ! If anyone has a spare copy or  can steal a copy off of someone less deserving....let me know please.

FRIDAY 22nd may
The Greendoor store
Trafalgar Arches Lower Goods Yard
Brighton BN1 4FQ
DJ Andy Roseaman Playing garage thumpers
11 quid tickets in advance, more on the door

                                                                    Doors open 7pm  For ticket info call 07449 667581

After party at the Dorset Street Bar 28 North Road Brighton BN1 1YB
Guest DJs from 10.30PM till 1AM

See you there !

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show.....Smells Like ? The Cramps !

Out now on CD & Luscious Vinyl...
To coin a phrase....Fooking Hell !  What happens when you take demented 50's raunch & 60's punk sensibilities then put it in the hands of two certifiable nutcases ?........THIS !
Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show have their first slab of wax out this week (March 2015) and what a great piece it is with no less than 5 crazed Cramps covers (Ha, only 4 on the CD) ! On lovely green vinyl too. 'It's Fun To Be A Monster' is the follow up to their CD only release of  'Boneyard A Go Go' from 2012. 
Shock! After Shock! After Shock!!! This record is gunna bake ya, it’s gunna flake ya, it’s gunna boil you up and shake ya. Tune in and stay sick to the sounds of the Boneyard from Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show. The Cramps meet Alien Sex Fiend in a Bonearama Twist says the blurb at Screen edge, the bands UK label, can't say that I disagree all that much either !
Stay Sick Purple Knifers !

Cop the Voodoo, JuJu man looking like some kind of Ghoulardi meets Nik Fiend meets Marylin Manson and Psychedelic Jungle era Lux on a bad day ! That's lead boneyard man and MC Zombie Bastard Ratty ! (The Rodent, although I bet his mother calls him something else). Our man Ratty has quite the pedigree in case you were thinking that they had only recently crawled out from some delapidated crypt ? Ratty actually started out in his late teens as drummer for the Blackpool based psychobilly band, The Turnpike Cruisers, he left them in 1987 to take up the sticks when Johnny Haha quit Alien Sex Fiend, the story goes that 'The Cruisers' had several slots supporting ASF on a leg of a particular tour and the 'Fiends' were at the back listening in on his soundcheck, no doubt hatching some dastardly scheme to kidnap him and subject the poor soul to some kind of mind control process, this is more or less what actually transpired, although the brainwashing simply consisted of giving him a shed load of mind altering substances ! For the full lowdown on that particular phase, you should read 'Once Upon A Fiend' the story of how it all came to be.
Vince Ripper (L) & The Rodent (R).
The other half of this dynamic duo, Mr Vince Ripper himself, was a rather renowned DJ plying his trade for 20 years and gaining something of a reputation during his time spinning the wax. Fast forward to late 2010, early 2011 and a chance discusion in a pub over a few beers (never heard that one before !) by two guys bemoaning the fact they didn't feel their musical tastes, The Cramps in particular, were being adequately catered to ! Taking the old addage that more beers lead to more ideas ! the two of them set about getting totally langered and coming up with the notion of  combining a Mad (Mike Myers) Daddy style DJ set with the visual presence of Ghoulardi by way of a 'Vega/Rev' duo, playing 50's & 60's Trash with more than a cursory nod to The Cramps, inevitably this led to them laying some tracks down and the release of Boneyard A Go Go,
Has to be seen to be believed !
however, much more than simply a band covering their favourite Suicide, ASF and Cramps tunes, the experience of a Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show gig is rather mind blowing, something akin to a Hammer House of Horror meets Rob Zombie at a 3D 50's drive in ! With a set of in excess of 40 tunes to choose from, gigs are far from samey, throw in the whole 3D element, yep they have a 3D projector and Ratty distributes out the specs to the unsuspecting audience who are then invited to revel in the surreal, trippy atmosphere. Going back to the newly released album, and to what's (probably) the important bits about the release...The CD version and the vinyl version are actually different due to issues of copyright, the CD being a UK release while the LP is a US pressing, so the mixes are different and their intended cover of 'Teenage Werewolf' is absent from both being replaced with 'Rippersville' a delightfully deranged spin on 'Peter Gunn'....and for those misguided souls among you who mistakenly believe that there is anything remotely 'Gothish' about these guys....I can assure you there isn't !  Even the question of were ASF a 'Goth' band ? is open to interpretation but I'll leave that to be debated among the black clad legions as I don't actually care.
Give these tunes a listen to and if it's not pure Trashy R'n'R then I'm deaf ! 


What you have here is a band (duo) that actually 'Get It' !  It's not simply about learning the chords and riffs, it's about fun, yeah there are theatrics but then The Cramps, or at least Lux wasn't opposed to letting rip either ! It's about the references, knowing where it's coming from, not just imitation, some may say "why do covers" ?  "why not do originals" ?  I'm sure they do, but when you have source material as good as The Cramps why bother ?.......they themselves certainly didn't after all ! 

good looking double bill !
With another album in the can due out at the end of this year or very early next year which has at least 5 more Cramps covers including Most Exhalted Potentate of Love, Mystery Plane, Love Me and TV Set.....Means I'm already looking forward to it, the album remains untitled as of yet but when it changes, you'll be among the first to hear about it !
They're also releasing a ltd 7" at some point this year too and there's talk of a possible live album...all in all a very promising 2015 !

You can contact the guys through the usual plethora of social media and their website which incidently should be your first port of call to get your dirty little hands on all manner of goodies including the albums and assorted merch !

Here's a link to a great interview with Ratfink :

Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show Website :

Facebook Page : 

So, go see them, buy their albums, at the very least the vinyl.......

Stay Sick !

Monday, 2 March 2015

THE CRAMPS.......NEW LP ! Trash Is Neat 6...All Bass Players Are Bad.

250 copies on PINK VINYL ?
Fair amazing people !!! News on this immenant babys arrival broke yesterday and after much frantic emailing, I managed to get the lowdown on this absolutely incredible LP....Jam packed with unreleased goodies and tracks, most of which I'd only heard rumours about...THAT IS, UNTIL NOW !
From scavenging around and pulling in a favour or two, here's what I have pieced together. It looks like that this wicked piece of vinyl will be up for grabs somewhere between the beginning and middle of April, it's apparently been pressed for some kind of LUX memorial bash and will, whichever source you believe, either be Ltd to 250 copies in total or 250 copies in pink vinyl with a naughty(ish) sleeve and 250 copies in a less revealing sleeve on black vinyl....Either way, I'm having one of each ! 

Details From:
The TRASH IS NEAT Series has been slowly putting together some fantastic releases over the years and is a real work of passion by the folk doing them, only the last two (including this one) have been released on vinyl and both are (were) hyper limited.
This blows any unofficial release before it completely out of the water for the contents rarity value and quality of the recordings. A lot of you will already know my general views on a lot of the crap bootlegs that have appeared for sale and been rehashed, particularly over the last couple of years BUT if you were only ever going to buy two unofficial albums, then Trash is Neat 5 and this platter are all you would ever need !
Brilliantly compiled with attention to detail, precise information with genuine passion gone into the making this.....I think Lux would have approved.

Buy or reserve your copy fast !
Here's the track listing in the case you can't read it from the rear of the cover.

A. Side.
 1. Nobody but Me.
 2. Surfin Dead.
 3. Woodpecker Rock.
 4. Booze Party.
 5. Jailhouse Rock.
 6. It’s Mighty Crazy
 7. Jellyroll Rock
 8. Walked All Night
B. Side.
 9. Dinner with Drac
10. Five Years Ahead of My Time
11. You’re Gonna Miss Me
12. Everybody’s Movin’
13. Elvis Fuckin’ Christ
14. Hanky Panky
15. My Flash on You
This really won't be around for very long and so to avoid disappointment, I would seriously suggest contacting your man to nab a copy before it's too late !

Stay Sick !