Sunday, April 19, 2009

God Save The King - A Psychobilly Tribute to Elvis

From Hellbilly Wreckhouse:
"God Save The King is easily in my top must have's of the year! How could you go wrong with an Elvis tribute cd done up the psychobilly way? I dare you to not sing along as the legendary Nigel Lewis along with The Tombstone Brawlers do "Blue Moon of Kentucky". Try not to sway your hips too much as the Memphis Morticians cover "King Creole". This compilation is so good that Cosmic Voodoo went and recorded for the first time in 10 years just to be on it, then you know you need to have it!"
Bibb-Hellbilly Wreckhouse
Rue Morgue
September 2007
Issue 74
Four Skulls out of Five:
"Content-wise, Elvis is usually about as far from Psychobilly as ya can get. But in terms of Sound, he helped shape and popularize rockabilly, so a comp of psycho bands covering The King makes sense. And this thirteen-track, fast-paced bass trip though the Presley catalogue is a bigger blast than popping pills and shooting TV sets. Howlin' highlights include Memphis Morticians adding just the right touch of sinister soul to "King Creole," Guitar Slingers' breakneck version of "C.C. Rider" and a sincere, appropriately twangy take on the funerary "Long Black Limousine," courtesy King Sleaze and Batmobile. However, thecrusty, high-energy live version of "Little Sister" best demonstrates the virtues of tearing The King off his throne and dragging him through the gutter. Time to add some sideburns to that pompadour."
From Rockabilly Monthly:
5 Stars
"One counsel Elvis Aaron left is that youthful ferment can lead to musical acting up -- what the world calls rock 'n' roll. Here, international buzzsaw psycho cells including Batmobile, Guitar Slingers, Memphis Morticians, and Monster Klub re-gard Kingly classics with splenetic favor."
From Big Cheese:
'God Save The King'
(Rockin' Raven)
"What's that whirring? It's Elvis spinning in his grave. A nice little compilation of Psychobilly bands paying their musical tribute to the King. Fittingly there are Psychobilly royalty in the shape of Nigel Lewis and Batmobile holding court has well as a plethora of young pretenders. There are some interesting unholy intercontinental alliances here including super group The Guitar Slingers which makes the album well worth tracking down. Not just your average cobble it together compilation but one that would get the King in a twist for sure."
Simon Nott.
Track list:
1. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Nigel Lewis with The Tombstone Brawlers
2. (You're The) Devil In Disguise - Spellbound
3. (Now And Then) There's A Fool Such As I - Batmobile
4. Milk Cow Blues - Lucky Devils
5. Bossa Nova Baby - Cosmic Voodoo
6. King Creole - Memphis Morticians
7. Long Black Limousine - King Sleaze with Batmobile
8. CC Rider - Guitar Slingers
9. That's Alright Mama - Monster Klub
10. Viva Las Vegas - Spinballs
11. Little Sister (Live) - Asmodeus
12. Crawfish - Ripmen
13. Happy Endings - Thee Flanders

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