Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gene Vincent - The Crazy Beat Of (1963)

...  May 28 1962

 The Beatles opened what the Star-Club billed as their "Rockin'-Twist Festival 62 mit...Gene Vincent, King of Rock '61 in USA, ...Davy Jones..  , Tony Sheridan, The Bachelors, Tanya Day, Roy Young, Tex Roberg und den Rock-und-Twist-Bands: The Beatles, The Graduates, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Starliners, Roy & Tony's Star Inc." which ran from May 28 until June 11...

Gene Vincent only had one really big hit, "Be-Bop-a-Lula," which epitomized rockabilly at its prime in 1956 with its sharp guitar breaks, spare snare drums, fluttering echo, and Vincent's breathless, sexy vocals. Yet his place as one of the great early rock & roll singers is secure, backed up by a wealth of fine smaller hits and non-hits that rate among the best rockabilly of all time. The leather-clad, limping, greasy-haired singer was also one of rock's original bad boys, lionized by romanticists of past and present generations attracted to his primitive, sometimes savage style and indomitable spirit. 

Vincent was bucking the odds by entering professional music in the first place. As a 20-year-old in the Navy, he suffered a severe motorcycle accident that almost resulted in the ... Read More...
1. Crazy Beat 
2. Important Words 
3. It's Been Nice 
4. Lonesome Boy 
5. Good Lovin 
6. I'm Gonna Catch Me A Rat 
7. Rip It Up 
8. High Blood Pressure 
9. That's The Trouble With Love 
10. Weeping Willow 
11. Teardrops 
12. Gone Gone Gone 
13 - Wild Cat (Bonus Track)
14 - Spaceship To Mars (Bonus Track)
15 - Crazy Beat (Alternate Version)
16 - Lonesome Boy (Alternate Version)
17 - Spaceship To Mars (Alternate Version)
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