This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Jamie James of the Kingbees talks with Chris about the release of a musical project he put together with famed actor Harry Dean Stanton. The band, Harry James With the Cheap Dates, includes James and more Rockabilly Royalty. James also looks back at The Kingbees, his own influences and a project with Dennis Quaid: DQ and the Sharks
Lux Interior, co-founder of The Cramps died yesterday due to an existing heart condition. He was 62.
Interior, born Erick Lee Purhiser, with his wife and musical partner, Poison Ivy, introduced the Psychobilly sound to the New York music scene in the mid-70s, combining elements of alternative 50s rockabilly, early new wave, punk, roots rock and b-movie soundtrack Americana.
Former Blasters co-founder Dave Alvin‘s new 2-CD set will be released soon. The Best of the Hightone Years is a “best-of” compilation put out by Shout! Factory Records that will also feature one previously unreleased track and three remastered ones. The release date is scheduled for October 28th. [amazonify]B001IZBU28[/amazonify] Alvin and his brother, Phil, formed […]