Everybody’s heard about the bird – so say The Trashmen and a fitting opener for 14 of the most deranged tracks that you can find. One of the best selling Big Beat releases, this LP is a tribute to the sheer insanity of rock & roll. The Sonics “Psycho”, The Novas – “The Crusher”, Legendary Stardust Cowboy – “Paralysed” – the titles say it all. Link Wray chewing the blues and spitting out Willie Dixon’s “Hidden Charms” (charms??????!!!) and our very own Milkshakes taking on the aforementioned Link Wray on “Run Chicken Run”. Apart from that you still get The Cramps with Jimmy Dickinson ripping up Sonny Burgess’s “Red Headed Woman”, Britain’s psychobilly kings The Meteors with a live “My Daddy Is A Vampire” and “Radioactive Kid” along with the late great Gun Club, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns with their finest destructobilly and two other bands of this parish the Sting-Rays and The Guana Batz. As it says – ‘Not suitable for children’ – some of this stuff should never have been let out of its box in the First place – that’s why we love it so!!”

A1 –The Phantom Love Me 1:28
A2 –The Trashmen Surfin’ Bird 2:21
A3 –The Sonics Psycho 2:10
A4 –The Novas The Crusher 1:58
A5 –The Legendary Stardust Cowboy Paralysed 2:25
A6 –Hasil Adkins She Said 2:40
A7 –The Meteors My Daddy Is A Vampire 3:46
B1 –Jimmy Dickinson* & The Cramps Red Headed Woman 2:59
B2 –The Meteors Radioactive Kid 1:42
B3 –Tav Falco’s Panther Burns Dateless Night 2:49
B4 –The Gun Club Jack On Fire 4:43
B5 –The Geezers Folsom Prison Blues 2:01
B6 –The Sting-Rays Cat Man 2:26
B7 –The Guana Batz Just Love Me 2:14
(Big Beat Records)