Rock 'n' Roll - Rockabilly - Psychobilly chart January 2018
1 - THE POLECATS : RARITIES - THE LEGEND & THE TRUTH CD
Previously unissued tracks and rockin' rarities from one of the leading bands of the 1980s Rockabilly revival.
2 - GO GETTERS : LOVE AND HATE
New studio album from the Swedish rockabilly trio - their first in almost a decade.
3 - RAY COLLINS HOT CLUB : 1 TO 5 JIVE
Eighth album from the fantastic swingin' Rhythm & Blues outfit that never fails to impress.
4 - SCOTTY BAKER : LADY KILLER
Third and best album to date from Australian rockabilly singer Scotty Baker with 14 all original tracks.
5 - THE LINCOLNS : HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL
16 superb tracks of finest high energy '50s inspired Teddyboy Rock 'n' Roll - melodic, atmospheric and totally rockin'!
6 - JD MCPHERSON : UNDIVIDED HEART AND SOUL
JD McPherson's third album develops his sound further, mixing influences of Link Wray and The Sonics into his Rock 'n' Roll 'n' Rhythm & Blues cocktail.
7 - MEE KATS : LET'S GO BOPPIN'
New album from the UK rockabilly trio led by ex-Sureshots and Skip Rats Colin Mee.
8 - REBEL DEAN : WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'
Rebel Dean takes his Shakin' Stevens tribute show on the road, performing the hits of the UKs biggest selling male artist of the 1980s.
9 - DARREL HIGHAM : ONE FOR THE ROAD
New studio album from the rockabilly guitar man with lots of great rockin' originals and a cool Jack Scott cover too.
10 - ROCKABILLY MAFIA - SIGNATURE IN BLOOD CD
Brand new album from Germany's legendary trio - even better than their 30th anniversary from 2015 "Row!".
1 - V.A. - TEENAGE REBEL PARTY 3CD
Three discs packed with absolute classic 1950s Rock 'n' Roll & Rockabilly inc Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard, Carl Perkins etc.
2 - V.A. - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 4 4CD
Fourth collection in the series with 100 rare rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals from Don Willis, Rudy Grayzell, Sammy Masters, Alvis Wayne etc
3 - IKE TURNER : SESSIONOGRAPHY 4CD
Four disc set gathering the early work of Ike Turner, featuring Kings Of Rhythm, Jackie Brenston, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Ace, Rosco Gordon etc.
4 - V.A. - DOO WOP VOLUME 2 4CD
Four disc sent presenting 100 of the greatest Doo-Wop recordings from 1958 to 1962 inc. The Olympics, The Flamingos, The Skyliners, The Mystics etc
5 - V.A. - SURF - THE EARLY YEARS 4CD
Four disc set packed with early essentials from the original Surf wave including The Surfmen, The Scarlets, The Lively Ones, The Bel-Airs etc.
6 - BILL BLACK COMBO : RETURN OF BILL BLACK'S COMBO CD
Two complete original Bill Black Combo albums from 1962 - "Movin'" and "Bill Black's Record Hop" plus bonus tracks from non-album 45s.
7 - V.A. - SKIFFLE PARTY 3CD
Three disc set packed with the essential original recordings of the 1950s skiffle era inc Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Duncan, Ken Colyer, The Vipers & more.
8 - V.A. - JOE MEEK AT THE CONTROLS Volume 2 4CD
Four disc set presenting the early work of legendary record producer Joe Meek. Featuring John Leyton, Emile Ford, Marty Wilde, Ricky Wayne etc
9 - ROY ORBISON : 60 ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS 3CD
60 track three-disc set from The Big O, packed with the original early essentials from one of the greatest performers of the late 1950s and early '60s.
10 - V.A. - ROCKABILLY RED HOT & RARE Volume 3 (4CD)
- 100 rare and rockin' 1950s rockabilly originals inc Jackie Lee Cochran, The Jiants, Werly Fairburn, Hank Mizell, Alvis Wayne, Curtis Gordon and others.
1 - THE METEORS : F**K THE BOOTLEGGERS
Double CD collection of reclaimed bootleg material given official release by the psychobilly originators, remastered for improved sound quality.
2 - THE NEVROTIX : ALIVE
The Nevrotix with their own take on psychobilly music. 13 brand songs, each with it's own short story influenced by horror & crime noir.
3 - THE WRECK : SAILOR'S GRAVE
new psychobilly sensations The Wreck unleash their debut album. Featuring members of The Astro-Zombies along with Matt Voodoo (Bamboula).
4 - THE CRAMPS : HANKY PANKY
Recordings from two superb performances, both originally live FM broadcasts. The Cramps love on stage in Belgium in April 1996, and Amsterdam from March 1990.
5 - PSYCHOWARD BREAKOUTS : PSYCHOWARD BREAKOUTS
Five socially depressed and mentally unstable band members playing psychobilly with a ruthless, deadly edge.
6 - THE CARAVANS : IF IT AIN'T BROKE
Ten inch coloured vinyl LP with brand new studio recordings from one of the UK's most consistent Neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands.
7 - THE METEORS : ATTACK OF THE CHAINSAW MUTANTS CD + DVD
Double-disc set from the psychobilly genre originators gathering 1980s live performances and promo videos.
8 - MEMPHIS MORTICIANS : DIAL M FOR MORTICIAN
Stompin’ Trashbilly Psychosis with ten fantastic originals covers of Johnny Fallin’s "Wild Streak" and The Tall Boys' "Final Kick".
9 - SIX SILVER BULLETS : SIX SILVER BULLETS
Debut album from a psychobilly trio hailing from the darkest depths of Hell-A (Los Angeles, California) that formed in 2011.
10 - VINCE RIPPER & THE RODENT SHOW : PLANET SHOCKORAMA
Psycho-Trash rock 'n' roll sounds influenced by The Cramps and Alien Sex Fiend, emanating from the deep, dark cosmos!
The end of the year means less new releases, and therefore not much change in our best sellers charts.
Once again the Rockabilly chart is headed by The Polecats recently released rarities collection "The Legend & The Truth", with competition coming from Swedish rockabilly trio The Go-Getters and German Rhythm & Blues aces Ray Collins' Hot Club.
New release making an impact come from UK trio The Mee Kats, led by the prolific Colin Mee who is well known as an ex-member of The Sureshots, his releases with The Skip Rats, and more recently he has also been releasing solo material.
Also new is Signature In Blood by longstanding German trio the Rockabilly Mafia who celebrated 30 years of rockin' in 2015 with their excellent "Row" album, and this follow-up is every bit as good. Rockabilly Mafia has a unique style of Neo-Rockabilly which has made them a cult band in their home country.
The psychobilly chart sees no change at Number One as genre originators The Meteors hold on to the top spot.
There are several new releases entering the top ten though, with Sweden's Nevrotix proving popular with their second album Alive. They stamped there mark on the scene a couple of years ago with their debut album "Paranoid", and they power onwards in their style of psychobilly which is firmly rooted in the Neo-Rockabilly tradition.
Also from Sweden are The Psychoward Breakouts, and from California, USA are Six Silver Bullets, two bands ready to make an impression on the international scene with their first CD releases.
And for vinyl Psychobilly collectors, Memphis Morticians and Vince Ripper's Rodent Show will appeal to fans of the Garage Trash side of the genre, both with new limited edition LP releases.
Heading the Rock 'n' Roll chart is an excellent low-price 3-disc set chock full of 1950s rockin' classics! "Teenage Rebel Party" gathers the biggest hitters of the Rock 'n' Roll era - Vincent, Berry, Cochran, Holly, Presley etc, punctuated with some lesser-known rockabilly gems from the likes of Don Willis, Joyce Green, Curtis Gordon and Jackie Morningstar. Perhaps the perfect introduction for someone new to Rock 'n' Roll - but also the ideal soundtrack to a road trip or a rockin' party.