This week's show is a scene show about the evolution of rockabilly into psychobilly and how psychobilly turned into a whole bunch of things, including gothabilly, voodoobilly, hellbilly and more. As with all scene shows, I play some foundation songs and then walk you up the timeline while letting you hear the evolution, as well as all the ingredients in the pot. We also dabble in what offshoots are slightly off to the sides, such as southern rock and alternative country, in our longest and most tune-packed scene show ever, clocking in just under 3 hours long. If you've ever been curious about the history of that double bass, horror show influenced blend of rock and roll known as psychobilly, this episode should give you plenty of places to start your own exploration.
For those of you who want to help out the show, you're more than welcome to - I've set up a Patreon for those of you who want to pitch a little in to ease the costs of the show. Every little bit helps. You can find it at http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety
Oh, and for the curious, I think the mixed in audio samples (most, but not all, of which are of my own choosing/blend) will probably remain a thing in the shows moving forward. The show's my own thing, which means I want to keep myself as entertained making it as hopefully it is for you listening to it, so I'll make sure they don't overwhelm the show, but I suspect you'd better learn to love them, 'cause they're not going anywhere.
This week's show is a little longer. They'll all be a little longer moving forward. Does anyone read these messages? Have my captors stopped paying attention to the notes? If so, send help, maybe in a file in a cake or something, and I can escape these bonds. For everyone else, this should be a fun show, full of music from a bunch of different countries and includes things like prog-metal, Turkish post-hardcore, Japanese ska, classic funk, Russian hip-hop, Portuguese groove rock, German classic rock, Indian prog-rock, Israeli trip-hop/pop-rock, fratboy metal-meets-hip-hop and even more.
Strap in, folks. You're in for a ride.
Remember the show I did with all long songs? You know how easy that setlist was to type up? Clearly, I needed to punish myself for being so lazy, so welcome to the incredibly short, short songs show, in which every track clocks in under 3 minutes, and I get to type in the set list from hell. I also tell a story in how one of my best friends growing up, his little brother would go on to become a big rock guitarist named Denver Dalley. Have fun!
As I've said for a while, this show is one grand experiment for me, so we're going to try shifting days - the show's are recorded on Thursday and will go up on Friday's now, so they're more current and up-to-date. That means expect no new show on Monday, because the new show is today, and next Friday.
This week's show is a banger, a loud clang-a-rang of music that is best intended for a raucous Friday night, and I tell some stories about more of where the idea of the show came from.
Play it loud, play it proud, tell all your friends.
Been curious about all the of the various musical subgenres out there? Well, this particular episode doesn't cover them all, but it sure covers a lot of them. Don't know your Britpop from your acid rock, or your prog rock from your cowpunk? Heard the term 'Psychobilly' before and wondered what the hell that sounded like? This'll do you. From this show, we'll be taking requests as to what the next scene show we should be doing is. Enjoy!
Also, I have the subgenre the track is after the band name in the setlist, for your convenience.