Sunday, 15 January 2017

Cracks - Psychotic Pride 2016


Since forming 1999 Cracks have emerged as one of Japan's better psychobilly bands.Over the years they have leaned more towards the horror angle but this is a psychobilly band  that is much more than that.They have never been afraid to mix it up and have a knack for doing kool covers.The band's 6th and latest release "Psychotic Pride " is a blast of fun with a couple of curve balls thrown into the mix .This puppy kicks in with 15 tracks of rockin'  psychobilly  that shifts gears with ease.Yes we get the horror angle a dose of punk ,a couple of slower numbers and  even  some banjo on a track that has shades of country.Hell add in a few kool covers and this is easily their most diverse and best album yet.Highlights include: "Head Shot","Godless Generation", " 4 Piece Living Dead", the Marshall Crenshaw  cover of "Someday Someway" and The Dammed  cover of " Machine Gun Etiquette"
     
      At times " Psychotic Pride" rings with familiarity and it's a pretty kool ride too boot .The Cracks nail it here and like I said before this is their best yet. Recommended!!!   
   https://www.facebook.com/crackstokyo/

Friday, 13 January 2017

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist Top 40 Most Requested Bands 2016 Wednesday January 11, 2017 , Chrw 94.9fm


Top 40 Most Requested Bands 2016
Wednesday January 11, 2017
3:30-6 pm, Chrw 94.9fm

Shakin Katz Theme … The Vanishers


 1st big Thanks to the Bands for their music and the diversity of talent that is out there, it has been a honor to have new releases & debut singles before an album is out which is pretty cool, so much new music has come down the pike for us this past year, so John and I say Thank You to Each and every one of You ….
and to the Record labels that have provided & supported Us with seek peeks to early releases and the CDs, LPs and Funtastic Compilations’ that You have sent in 2016 it is greatly appreciated.

Now on to You the Listeners Top 40 most requested artist/bands of 2016!!!

40. Zombie Compromise … Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet … Savvy Show Stoppers
39. Firefall … Tiger Army … V
38. Go Away … Clockwork Psycho … I Don’t Give A Fuck
37. Last Man On Earth … The Zipheads … Z2 Rampage
36. Soda Shop Bop … Troydestroy … S/T
35. 30 Days … Ronnie Hawkins … Best of Ronnie Hawkins
34. I Love You So … Swingin' Blackjacks … 4 Hit Tracks
33. Earthquake … Stressor … No More Panic
32. Bitter Shame … Raygun Cowboys … Heads Are Gonna Roll
31. You Can’t Beat Me … Matt & The Peabody Ducks … S/T
30.  100th Monkey … Black Frame Spectacle … S/T ep
29. Click Bang Boom … Aloha Screwdriver … The Haunted Planet
28. Amazons From Outer Space … Batmoblie … Amazons From Outer Space
27. XXX … Jack Rabbit Slim … Rockin' With Jack Rabbit Slim
26. Backseat Boogie Nights … Relax Trio … 111
25. I’m The Wolfman … The Meteors … Power of 3
24. Teenage Boogie … Billy Brillantine … 300% French Rockabilly
23. Lucky Charm … Demented Are Go … Welcome Back To Insanity Hall
22. Wasting Our Time … 3 Kings … Outcast
21. Indigo Friends … Reverend Horton Heat … Revival
20. Something Wicked This Way Comes … Jittery Jack … Gonna Have A Time with Jittery Jack
19. Rumble & Roar … Rio & The Rockabilly Revival … Testify
18. Love You Better … Hillbilly Moon Explosion … Monsters and Gods
17. It’s Hot … Ollie Vee … Into The Dark 
16. Crossroads … Jack O Bone … Three Jacks
15. Dead Or Alive … Doghouse Rose … Bourbon & Gasoline
14. Polyester … John Evans … Polyester
13. Carnevil of Souls … The Guitar Slingers … Carnevil Of Souls
12. Devil On Your Back … The Neutronz … Motel Hell
11. Hyena Bop … The Nevrotix … Paranoid
10. Fire Within … Pat Capocci … More Thrills Than Ever
9. Hell Train … Hi-Strung Downers … Can’t Feel Good All the Time
8. The Decent … Fifty Foot Combo … S/T
7. My Baby Baby … Six Gun Romeo … The Filth
6. Bully For You … The Veloninos … S/T
5. Cosmic Boy    … The Kings of OutSpace … Space Invaders
4. Afterbite … Matchless … Pills & Blades
3.  The Witch … The Brains … Out In the Dark 
2. HooDoo … Alice Jayne/Sirocco Bros … Single
1. Tornado … Gutter Demons … Unfinished Business

Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Hoodoo Tones - Confessions Of A Loner 2016


Hailing from Lille,France comes the young guns  known as The Hoodoo Tones.Since 2012 these cats have been tearing it up with their brand of  modern rockabilly/ rock n roll.They have earned a rep as a killer tight outfit and have become a band to check out.That said the band's debut album," Confessions Of A Loner "  on Rhythm Bomb Records  is now out and it will only cement their growing reputation. Punching in with 11 originals and 2 covers ,this puppy is one solid debut effort.This is 50's inspired rock n roll / rockabilly with a whack of modern flare.The band deals a hand full of rockers and even a slow cooker that maintain a kool vibe through out the album. Highlights include: "Northern Style', " Watch Your Mouth", " Miss Lizzy"and " The One". 
    
 Overall  "Confessions Of A Loner" is a pretty strong album that's well produced and  sounds great  by a band that is on top of their game.You're gonna want to check this puppy out. Recommended!
    https://www.facebook.com/TheHoodooTones/    https://www.reverbnation.com/thehoodootones

Friday, 6 January 2017

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist Wednesday January 4, 2016 Chrw 94.9fm



Shakin Katz Radio Playlist
Wednesday January 4, 2016
Chrw 94.9fm

1.Shakin Katz Theme … The Vanishers
2. Trouble On The Line … Hayden Thompson … Single
3. Let’s Go … 6 Gun Romeo … Welcome To The Show request
4. The Riot … The Pin Sharps … Cupcake Murder
5. Surf 'n' Goat … The Mullet Monster Mafia … Surf 'n' Goat 
6. Dirt Road … Southern Culture On The Skids … The Electric Pinecones request
7. Tell Me … Little Lesley & The Bloodshots … Single
8. Lovesick … The Wolfgangs … Lovesick
9. Showdown … The King Bees … Suburban Surfers
10. Afterbite … Matchless … Pills & Blades request
11. Pyscurity Inc. … Damage Done By Worms … Psycurity Inc
12. Within Sanity … Chainsaw Lobotomy… Single demo
13. Flight Of The Vickers … Said The Ripper … The Hanging At Barb Wire
14. Wild Wild Baby Doll … The Mystery Gang … Wild 50’s Nights Part 1
15. Black Cats … The Hellbound Hepcats … Turn Me Inside Out
16. Watch Your Mouth … The Hoodoo Tones … Confessions Of A Loner 
17. Hot Mess … The Heatseekers … S/T
18. Liz Deu A Luz … B.Booms … A Rainha Do Drive In
19. Old Jack Bones … Jack O Bones … Three Jacks request
20. Sewer Surfing … The Spastiks … Sewer Surfing
21. The return of the Angry Gentleman … The Reverb Syndicate … Mondo Cacti
22. Cat Man … Marcel Bontempi … Black Cat (ep)
23. Hoodoo … Alice Jayne/The Sirocco Bros … Single request
24. Hey Space Girl … KC & The Moonshine Band … Evil Elvis
25. Autopsy … The Autopsies … Single
26. Breaker 1-9 … Bonneville … Let’s Go Rock-A-Billy
27. It’ll Be Me … Steve Taylor’s Drum Boogie ... Hot Nuts!
28. 3,2,1…Go! … King’s Pawn Three … The Rest Of The Party Takes Damage
29. Wow Wow … Ezra Lee … Motorhead Baby
30. 2000 years … 12 Step Rebels … Go Go Graveyard Rockin'
31. No Luck … RIP … The Lost Tracks
32. Black Leather Jacket … Howlin Moondoggies … Chassin' Pussy
33. Baby Doll … The Rip’Em Ups … Killswitch
34. High Octane Love … Motorbilly … Whiskey & Wild Desires
35. Shoot Shoot … Peter Pan Speedrock …. Cross Contamination
36. Nothing Of A Man … 6 Feet Down … One Night In Hell
37. Voodoo Queen … Season of Nightmares … Monster Mash Into The 5thDimension
38. Bungalow … The Baboons … Back Scratch
39. You Maybe Right … The Silvershine … Vintage Punk Rock n Roll
40. Burin' Coal … Bloodshot Bill & His Big Combo … Single
41. Rockabilly Is Bad Bad Bad … Peggy Sugarhill … Single
42. Barbwire … Positvely Stompin … Junk Drawer
43. Love Me So … Spooks & Ghouls … White Chapel Murders
44. Remember The Good Times … Omar Romeo … Hogwild 
45. 50 Buick ... Scotty Baker .... Just Like That
45. Sick Sober and Sorry … Scotty Campbell and His Wanderaires … Smokin' and Drinkin'

Monday, 2 January 2017

Los Tiros - Expertos En Cagarla 2015


Los Tiros is a surf band from Guatemala and sadly most of us haven't heard of them. Until a few weeks ago I hadn't heard of them either.Let's just say you really gotta give these cats a listen.This is  instro / spaghetti surf that you can sink your teeth into.The band's debut "Tu Pesadilla Regresó, Bienvenido al Infierno"came out 2013 album (I haven't heard it but I hear it's killer). Their sophomore album  "Expertos En Cagarla" was released in late 2015  and started getting noticed here in North America in mid 2016. This is one album that will blow you away.It smashes in with 13tracks that hit the ground hard and it doesn't let up.We get a blast of spaghetti surf that collides with surf punk and still at times comes off as revved up traditional surf.This may be the fastest western/spaghetti  surf album out there and it's damn good to boot!Highlights include: " Colt del Tipo 420", " El Último Tiro", "  Forjado a Fuego Lento en Fort Knox", and " Big Chief ".
    There has been a whack of excellent surf music released in the last couple of years and " Expertos En Cagarla" is up there with some of the best.You really want to check  Los Tiros out .You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!!
        https://www.facebook.com/sebuscanlostiros/     http://lostiros.com/
   
 
         

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Maryann & The Tri-Tones - Kitten Walk 2016


Since forming back in  2011 Maryann & The Tri-Tones  have been a band that has people talking and it's all good. From their demo recordings to the "Honey Baby" single to their excellent  debut  album "Supersonic Gal" this is one rockabilly band that isn't afraid to mix it up and still delievers the goods.The outfit's latest offering " Kitten Walk " is now out and again it's another winner.Clocking in with 11 originals and 2 covers of rockabilly, 50's rock n roll and shades of country.Hell we even get a little western swing too boot. From slow and sultry  to strollers and rockers, this puppy changes gears and aims to please.Highlights include: "Dance With My Baby ", " Got You On My Mind", " Don't Touch" and "Hold Me Tight"
       Over all "Kitten Walk" is a kool and strong effort that is  Maryann & The Tri-Tones best effort yet.It's what you expect  and more from these cats .Recommended!!!   
https://www.facebook.com/tritonez/    https://maryanntritones.wordpress.com/

Friday, 30 December 2016

Shakin Katz Radio Playlist - Dec. 21 2016


1. Shakin Katz Theme ... The Vanishers
2. Frankie's Back In Town ... Darrel Higham, Jittery Jack   -   Darrel Higham Meets Jittery Jack
3. Sharp Blade ... Shotgun Whalers ... Sharp Blade     request
4. You Were The One ... Raygun Cowboys ... Heads Are Gonna Roll
5. Colt Del Tipo 420 ... Los Tiros ... Expertos En Cagarla
6. Head Shot .... Cracks ... Psychotic Pride
7. Senza Piu Niente .... The Bone Machine ....  Sotto Questo Cielo Nero
8. Six Rounds ...The Brains ... Drunk Not Dead      request 
9. Lonely Way ... Jeroen Haamers & The Zorchmen .... single   request 
10. Saturday Night ... The Sugar Daddys ....  exclusive
11.She's The One .... The Infernos ....  Too Hot Too Handle
12. Shoot That Pair Right Down ...The Devils Deuce ... Passion Pit 
13. Pill Poppin' Daddy ...The Slapbacks .... Rust 'n' Dust
14. Try Me ... The Pringles .... Rockin' Like A Man
15. 49 Women ... Frank Rothstein .... 49 Women
16. Spy 7 .... The Cliff Divers .... demo
17.  Curvy Baby ... Lolo & The Brigidas .... Pin Up Shake
18. Crashing Into Uranus .... Alien Invasion Fleet ....  video single
19. Not To Late ....  Milwaukee Wildmen .... Bloodmoon Shadow
20. Day 38 .... The Katacombs .... Graveyard Rumble
21. Mr. Psychobillity .... The Lab Ratz .... Terror Is Loose
22. The Evil Eye ... The Matadors .... The Devil's Music         request
23. Creeping It Real .... Nekromantix .... A Symphony Of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes
24. Firefall ... Tiger Army .... V
25. Doom Buggy Hellride .... Aloha Screwdriver .... The Haunted Planet        request
26. When Will I Be Loved  ... Alice Jayne ... single        request
27. Dance With Me Baby .... Maryann And The Tri-Tones ....  Kitten Walk
28. Drugstore Rock n Roll ....Janis Martin .... The Female Elvis
29. Pass The Bottle ...Jenny And The Lovers... Strange Love
30. Everything .... The Altar Billies ..... The Long Road
31.  Rattle Shakin' Mama ....Twisted Rod .... Boozin' & Boppin'
32. I'm The King Of The Road .... Kieron McDonald .... Shake That Thing
33. Red Diesel Machine ....The Veloninos .... S/T       request
34. Gordon ... Buzz Deluxe.... Stay Slick
35. Dirty Robber .... Caezars.... Shakedown
36. Zombie For Your Love ... Kim Lenz ... It's All True   request
37. Surf Blast Inferno  .... Moms I'd Like To Surf .... Surf Cops Are Watching You
38. Vistors .... The Moonshine Stalkers ... Last Day On Earth
39. This Train Ain't Stoppin' ... Black Frame Spectacle ....  S/T ep
40. Bottlecaps & Broken  Glass .... Nuke Mutant ... High Class Demo
41. Mummified Baby ....The Deadcats .... Feline 500
42. You Drive Me Crazy .... Relax Trio ..... 111      request
43. Pill Poppin' Poppa The Royal Crowns .... Vol. 3
44. Cold Feet  ....Danny Duke  and The Northern Stars.... Drinkin' Not Jivin'
45. Okinawa .... The Black Flamingos .... S/T ep
46. Satellite Baby .... The Magnetix ..... Rabbit The Robot, Robot The Rocket
47 So Fine .... Voodoo Swing ..... To You My Friend 
48. Lover Boy Louie .... Peter & The Wolves .... Papa's Goin' Out Of Town!
49. Mary Lou ..... Ted Daigle .... Shakin' Up North Vol. 1
50. Lew Phillips.... Our Love Together  ..... single