Aug 15, 2008

SHOCKABILLY "Heaven" (US, 1985)



Haven`t really much to do with the 60`s revival stream, EUGENE CHADBOURNE & KRAMER tried simply, back in 80`s, to resume (if not to rewrite) the psych-folk-country history with their own funny, messy, noisy, melodic, free-form and rather lunatic way. Fragments from any corner of electric or acoustic, rock or roots american ground clashed with crazy production & surrealism... turning finally into extraordinary psych songs. "HEAVEN" was their last (and for many the best) LP. Full of paranoia and damaged normality, humouristic and yet chimeric, - a dive into the risky side of things.

The Shimmy Disc version of the album you get here, misses the untitled track of the original release.


HEAVEN (40mb)

6 comments:

Novemberer said...

Thanks for uploading, I used to totally WORSHIP Shockabilly, especially this later stuff. I've still got most of their vinyl but, as I'm sure you're b.o.r.e.d. of folk saying, it's all stashed away in my parents' house. Needless to say, it's really great to hear this again...

Anonymous said...

just like Novemberer said--"Hendrix buried in Tacoma"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting any Shockabilly. The blogosphere seems to be largely unaware of Mr. Chadbourne's output. Got this on vinyl but no means to play it.

BNDR said...

Dear friend,
Can you re-up this album?
Thank you in advance!
BNDR

paramo said...

'Heaven' reuped!

BNDR said...

Dear Paramo,
Thanks a lot for re-up!
BNDR