Saturday, October 27, 2007
Greg Shaw Tribute Album is Out at Last!
Back in February 2005, I had a reunion with the guys from the Disconnected / Stiv Bators band in Stiv's hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.
They were putting some vocal tracks on a song that would be included in a Tribute to Greg Shaw album.... and its finally out! So, without further ado - the Bomp! Press release:
He Put The Bomp in The Bomp : Greg Shaw. CD Import (Vivid Sound/Bomp)
Japanese release produced by Bomp records.
Includes 23 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED songs.
This is not a tribute album per se, but more of a remembrance of Greg Shaw and his unique perspective.
You can see and buy this print in the Punk Rock Day of the Dead show November 1 in Memphis.
We asked the bands to go into the studio and cut the cover song they felt was most
in tune with the idea of the label and the result is a nice brew of garage punk, power pop and psychedelia that we think captures the spirit and sound of Bomp records.
The Plimsouls and Lyres covered the Easybeats and the Outsiders respectively, the Black Keys surprised us with their rendering of the Cramps "I Can't Find My Mind", while the Dwarves and the Briefs sent their versions of punk classics by the Weirdos and the Zeros. We also got some nice surprises with the teaming up of Captain Sensible (The Damned) and the late Nikki Sudden for an acoustic cover of Iggy's "Kill City", Chris Wilson of the Flamin' Groovies joined the Barracudas to capture Rocky Erickson's "Two Headed Dog," and a Cleveland super group of sorts tabbed The Dukes Of Earl was formed with ex-members of the Dead Boys and the Stiv Bators' band.
The Dukes of Earl, aka The Disconnected Band
Also included is an amazing rendition of Rockin' Horse's classic "Don't You Ever Think I Cry" by Buffalo Killers (currently on tour with the Black Crowes), a cover of Spacemen 3 by The Warlocks, and much more.
The Last even dug up for the occasion their previously unreleased rendering of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso" recorded back in 1977. There's a lot of cool music on this comp which we hope fans and collectors will enjoy.
Order it at the Bomp! store. http://www.bomp.com
Track listing :
The PLIMSOULS - Good Times
The BRIEFS - She's Just A Girl On The Block
The BLACK KEYS - Can't Find My Mind
LYRES - What's Wrong With You?
The FUZZTONES - I Gotta Way With Girls
OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY - I Wonder
Matthew Smith of Outrageous Cherry
The DUKES OF EARL - Him Or me
David Quinton Steinberg & Dave Swanson reviewing the lyrics to "Him or Me"
BUFFALO KILLERS - Don't You Ever Think I Cry
NIKKI CORVETTE & The HELL ON HEELS - What A Way To Die
SSM - Screwed Up
Marty Morris & Dave Shettler of SSM
The MORNING AFTER GIRLS - The Trip
RADIO MOSCOW - I Just Want To Make Love To You
The LOONS - I'm Dissatisfied
BRIMSTONE HOWL - Slow Death
SOLEDAD BROTHERS - Walkin' The Dog
STALKERS - Chunk Of Steel
COFFIN LIDS - Sonic Reducer
The KONKS - Beat Your Heart Out
The LAST - Pablo Picasso
NIKKI SUDDEN & CAPTAIN SENSIBLE - Kill City
The BARRACUDAS - Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)
DWARVES - Life Of Crime
The WARLOCKS - Hey Man