Friday, 19 February 2016

Russian Cramps LP......& Other release news !

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This looks absolutely amazing ! The artwork is stellar and just ties in so well with the album theme..The King Is Back ! Lux in full scream, decked out in the Johnson's gold lame jacket from the 'Date With Elvis' tour, the front cover using the iconic font and colours from the first Elvis album...just so neat the way it's all segged together. The text on the rear makes a fun read and to a casual observer probably makes sense....I smiled when I read it anyway.
Tracks wise, they all seem to be taken from when The Cramps were on the UK leg of the 'Date With Elvis' tour, radio appearnces and sessions by the looks of things and I'm reliably informed by someone on Facebook that the track listed as 'The Leper & The Prostitute' is actually Lux telling a joke !  Soundwise, I don't know if this lives up to the standard of the 'Real Mens Guts' LP from last year but even if it comes close, It'll be awesome. The blurb from Moscow says that it's a 12" LP and NOT a 10" as we first thought, it's green vinyl and limited to 300 copies. We have a couple of boxes coming to TRASH WAX sometime in March and more than half are already reserved so if you want this, I'd recommend getting it reserved now !  You can do that here :   

Crazed Swedes !
Another great release that we had turn up recently is an EP by the oddly named 'Mad Man Horse' a brand new combo from Sweden, this is a four track EP that's amazingly well produced for a first time effort, literally everything is just right for what's basically 'Old School' Psychobilly (I initally thought it was unreleased old stuff), and could quite easily have appeared on the first Demented Are Go album ! If you like your trashy, psycho, rockabilly to sound like The Monsters fronted by Mark 'Sparky' Phillips you can't go wrong here. The guitarist is brilliant and they've kept the bassist outside so as you get just the right amount of the sound without going overboard with the clickety clack, slappety slap nonsense.
I realy liked all the tracks but the standout ones were 'Wheelchair Boogieman' and 'Wolfman' 4 tracks on the EP, lovely thick card sleeve & very limited edition by the way and released on their own label 'Pregnant Prostitute Productions'. You can get it here :

R'n'R & Boobies !
Here's a series of albums that everyone needs to have in their collections. The 'Saints & Sinners' compilations come out of Spain on Sheik Records, they've been around for a couple of years now but aren't all that easy to come by outside of the usual 'Rockin' outlets.
10 volumes so far and very much in the vein of the most excellent 'Born Bad' series. A very cool mix of Rockabilly, Surf, Garage Punk and even a bit of Exotica....Did I mention that they're similar to Born Bad ? BUT, but...the stuff on these albums tends to be even rarer than what you get with Born Bad ! The sleeves are pretty cool too, all come with a suitably topless honey gracing the front covers (not like those outrageously obscene 'Nasty Rockabilly' comps...Hahhaha) while the rear has the labels of the originals and track listings....A great series but unfortunately both vols 1 & 2 are already deleted, we've the other 8 volumes for those of you with good taste !

Not Really Punk At All !
Now, this ain't Dead Elvis and it ain't Rev Beatman.......It's Reverend Elvis (& His Undead Syncopators). Hardly new on the scene as they've been around for almost 10 years and have 3 albums out....if you don't know these guys yet, you really need too ! Way cool Rockabilly with a hint of punk and garage.
The title of the first album 'Punk' is a bit misleading as it's more lo-fi rockabilly than anything else, early Bloodshot Bill springs to mind and I do like their version of 'Tainted Love' kind of like a mad busker on speed. These guys are German and the accent does have that effect on the vocals that makes Beatmans singing so endearing ! Apart from this album they have a couple more which merit space in your collection, 'Desperation' from 2013 and last years 'I Hate People' which has nothing to do with the Anti-Nowhere League song of the same name ! Will definitely appeal to those of with a disposition towards the trashier end of the rockabilly spectrum and they release all their own stuff on the rather neatly named Suzy Q Records so hats off to you there guys !

Get it while you can !
On the Surf side of things, The Terrorsaurs, those poor landlocked midlanders have graced us with another slab of 7" pleasure entitled the 'Surf Extinction EP', 4 tracks 'Blind Spot', 'Atom Age', 'Catnapped' and Devil's Dyke (A sordid tale of a satanic lesbian).
Usual craic with their releases, uber limited and this is basically sold out although we've a few copies and you should be able to nab a copy if you're lucky enough to be seeing them in the next month or so. These tracks are taken from their last sessions of 2015 and they've since been over in the US to record at WILD RECORDS studio so you can expect news of an album and upcoming singles for this year. Rumour has it there may even be a couple of tracks coming out on a Trash Wax 7" later too !
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We've had literally dozens of stock deliveries in the last few months and have been doing some big updates on both the Trash Wax webstore and on the Trash Wax discogs page where you can find over 1200, carefully chosen and hand picked albums and singles across the whole range of Trash, Garage Punk, Rockabilly and go and treat yourself as not only are they well priced ! We have some of the cheapest postage rates around and we ship worldwide.



Stay Sick Folks.

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