Label: Dojo - DOJOLP 53 • Series: Stomping At The Klub Foot - The Klub Foot Kicks Back • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychobilly
Torment Tribute. By wildhank. Photos by Alan Wilson- all Strip U (Flikswitch Remix) - Flikswitch - Timeless EP reserved. Rumoured to be in existence for twenty-something years, it's officially safe to say now that all disbelievers were wrong and the long-lost Klub Foot tapes are for real and in the best possible hands at last.
By the Psycho gods answered the prayers of the rockin' flock and after neither ABC Records nor the folks at Link knew what to do with this tender tin they eventually passed the tapes to Cherry Red Recordsknowing that they have had a good partnership with Alan Wilson of Western Star who's not only specialised in mixing and recording Shake It Up - Various - The Klub Foot Kicks Back music but also an expert in digitising analogue tapes which he did for major labels hundreds of times before.
After removing the tapes to a safe place at Western Star studios and cataloguing the content of the tapes, Alan Wilson realised that he had hit on a mother lode of Rockabilly rawness and Garage goodies all recorded at the mecca of Psychobilly during the genre's first heyday. But with records sales on decline in general and Psychobilly still not to be expected the next big thing, Cherry Red decided not to continue with exploring any more tapes as the huge costs to restore those treasures didn't match up with the money coming in from the record sales.
Luckily Mr. Wilson is not only a business man but also a lover of all of this rockin' mayhem and he decided to leave no remedy untried to unveil these live gems for the all of us who still take a trip down memory lane now and then and saving rockin' history for future de-generations to come.
He eventually inked a deal with Cherry Red in May that allows him to get everything out of the tapes at his own financial risk with Cherry Red retaining the master rights. With the support of a good friend and analogue specialist Martin NicholsAlan didn't waste any time to convert some more tapes onto a digital format and the first two Live At The Klub Foot releases on his brand new subsidiary imprint, Trophy Records are to be released in August Instead of bothering and boring you with any further details here on how important the Klub Foot was, when the first gig at London's Psychobilly headquarters was held or to tell you more myth and magic of this in famous venue which you all know best, I'd like to feed you with more details on what is forthcoming.
The first two albums will definitely be on everybody's must-have list as they feature Nigel Lewis ' Tall Boys at top of their game and one of the most popular crowd-pleasers on the rockin' scene all-time in Restless respectively. Believe it or not this just seems to be a start as there is material for about twenty albums to come and full sets of headlining bands like TormentFrenzyDemented Are Go and the Coffin Nails to name but a few are waiting in the wings.
If that's not enough Coco De Agua - Orquesta Metropolitana - New Horizons Orquesta Metropolitana are also new volumes of a Live At The Klub Foot compilation in the pipeline mostly due to the fact that some bands simply don't Shake It Up - Various - The Klub Foot Kicks Back enough material for a CD to themselves.
Trophy Records will reproduce these gigs — the majority of them covering the years - as much as realistic and authentic as possible and they won't work with the overdubs that were used back in 'da golden days'.
The attention to detail on these is great and they sound awesome. So grab yourself a piece of history or get out of the way as the Klub Foot kicks back again! The amazing sound of the ten-track offering and the four-piece itself at their highest level Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Les Grands Maîtres De La Musique one of the most memorable bands of the mid-eighties psychotic Rock'n'Trash boom unmitigated.
Between them you'll find one of the most charismatic lead vocals of the genre, clever song-writing, twangy twin guitars, a pair of anthems and Funtime. The gig was originally taped to provide few songs of each participating band for the Shake It Up - Various - The Klub Foot Kicks Back compilation album series on ABC Records but has now become available on full-length format at last. The wild stompin' performance by the UK Neorockabilly legend did so well with the crowd that they were asked to headline their very next Klub Foot.
This is R'n'R history. Be part of it! Blues at the moment. Psycho News. Tour Dates. The Bands. The Recordings.