What could be better than a vampiric king of country n western troubadours? A vampiric king of country n western troubadours, in space...
Saturday, July 17, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
While I am reluctant to claim that the beat sound of the 60's has ever left our friends over in jolly ole England, there have definitely been resurgence of popularity over the years. None have captured that sound quite like the Kaisers. Hailing from Scotland, the Kaisers made a name for themselves within the beat scene in the early 90's that eventually lead to a US tour in the mid 90's. The Kaisers have such a hold of the invasion sound that they have been mistakingly put on 1960's compilation albums. Their last album "Shake Me" was released in 2001, and the members have since gone on to other projects. Kaiser George has his own work as well as occasionally lending his vocal talent for Los Straitjackets, the Hi-Risers and the Neanderthals. Occasionally, two other band members will join with two members of the Rapiers and play as the Ravemen. While the Kaisers have no official videos, here they are in their first TV appearance performing a song off their first album "Squarehead Stomp", a 1993 release from No Hit Records...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
To start out our international week I would like to introduce a band that I know absolutely nothing about. In fact, I just discovered them today. Japan has always had a special fondness for early rock and roll, and the Neatbeats have captured the essence of that sound. I don't know what they're singing about, but based on the music alone, this song would have had the potential to easily become one of those great country-pop-rock crossover hits of the 60's.