#080926 - Tonight We're Gonna Rock

KBGA just had it’s annual Birthday Bash and on this, their 12th birthday, they had a 50′s theme party. You bet I was glad to DJ, offering up my old-school rock & roll records. Heck, some boppers even got up and danced.

People had on some pretty slick get-ups, and the greasers fully represented.

Thanks to the headliner, Monotonix, the night ended up being quite possibly the greatest night of Rock & Roll I’ve ever experienced. The Bugs went on after I played this here DJ set, but I think I lost a bit of respect for them (not really) when they yelled over the mic, “Fuck the fifties.” People in the fifties were the first to actually rock – actually Rock and Roll – and for the most part I don’t think anybody has really rocked that much harder since then, until Monotonix.

Unfortunately, due to a bad setting, I didn’t get a good recording of the tag-team set Collin and I did before Monotonix, which worked the crowd into a frenzy. Ok, well, not really. They were bored and impatient, so they probably would have danced to anything. Anyway, here’s my set. Sorry, no Buddy Holly, no Duane Eddy, but nevertheless, enjoy.

 
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Set List:


Ron Haydock & the Boppers
This is Lonnie Lord
You’re Running Wild

99 Chicks
12″ LP Album (Norton Records) ED 247
http://www.nortonrecords.com


Phantoms
XL-3
Diggin’ Out
20 Surf Blasts with the: Illusions, Vistas, GoldTones, Avengers VI, Chevells, Lonely Ones, Gestics and more!
12″ LP Comp (Mr. Manicotti) MM329
http://www.instromania.net/ALB/ALB_D/Diggin%20Out.php


The Debonnaires
High Wall
Battle of the Beat
A document from Hollywood’s 1963 Teen Fair featuring Eddie & The Showmen and 15 other Surf Bands.
12″ LP Comp (Teen-age Fair)


Everly Brothers
Bird Dog
15 Everly Hits
12″ LP Album (Cadence) CLP 25062
http://www.everlybrothers.com


Continental Cousins
Kana Kapila
Jungle Exotica
12″ LP Comp (Strip) 005
http://www.klangundkleid.ch/katalog/detail.asp?ID=549&SID=4


The Gaylords Sing American Hits in Italian
All Shook Up
12″ LP Album (Mercury) MG-20620
[Promotional Record for Broadcast Only]
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/11/365-days-330–.html


Johnny Hallyday Sings America’s Rockin’ Hits
Maybelline
12″ LP (Philips) PHS 600-019
http://www.mp3standard.com/album/84472/Sings-America%27s-Rockin%27-Hits


Johnny Burnette
Daddy-O
Crazy Date
Rock & Roll Demos Volume 1
12″ LP (Norton Records) ED-308
http://www.nortonrecords.com


Unknown Flipster
Tonight We’re Gonna Rock
Kicksville! Raw Rockabilly Acetates
Volume 1
12″ LP Comp (Norton Records) ED 277
http://www.nortonrecords.com


Walter Brown and the Wildcats
Cherry Lou
Kicksville! Raw Rockabilly Acetates
Volume 2
12″ LP Comp (Norton Records) ED 291
http://www.nortonrecords.com


Eddie Cochran
Skinny Jim
Great Hits
12″ LP (Liberty Records) LN 10204
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Hits/dp/B000GTGT3M/


Johnny and The Hurricanes
Bam-Boo
Johnny and The Hurricanes featuring Red River Rock
12″ LP Album (Warwick) W2007
[A Division of United Telefilm Records, Inc.]
http://www.johnnyandthehurricanes.com


Bill Haley and the Comets
House Rockin’ Baby
Rock and Roll Dance Party
12″ LP Album (Somerset) P-1300
http://www.billhaleyscomets.com/


Tic & Toc
Jibba Jab
Las Vegas Grind
12″ LP Album (Somerset) P-1300
http://www.amazon.com/Las-Vegas-Grind-Pt-1/dp/B0000058SO


Bill Haley and his Comets
B.B. Betty
Bill Haley’s Chicks
12″ LP Album (Brunswick) STA 3011
http://www.billhaleyscomets.com

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