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2003
| BS 096
$7.95

Cock A Doodle Don't

Debut CD whips up a witches brew of hillbilly hellfire and blues brimstone full of the locomotive rhythms of traditional bluegrass, the intensity of Mississippi roadhouse blues, and the full-on sonic assault of Slayer.

Full Description

Hey you! Yes, YOU!!! Need some music to jump start your drab little life? Craving the best Southern Gothic rock & roll amusement you can get for your hard-earned money? Have you grown sluggish and indolent from years of going to clubs, sticking your hands in your pockets, and wondering what happened to the show? Need some authentic, eye-popping, ear-tickling sideshow humbuggery and vaudevillian exuberance?

Brother, have we got a potent panacea for you: CockADoodleDon'tthe debut CD from Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers.

The 'Shakers whip up a witches brew of hillbilly hellfire and blues brimstone. The locomotive rhythms of traditional bluegrass, the intensity of Mississippi roadhouse blues, and the full-on sonic assault of Slayer create a fertile and jumpy hybrid that will leave you a helpless, sweaty mess. CockADoodleDon't strikes you with the force of Jerry Lee Lewis, Iggy Pop, and Elmer Gantry showing up for a bar fight. Your best move might be to make for the rear exit, but you KNOW you want to run to front and join the fray. The Shack*Shakers will have you dancing giddily towards it.

Short Description
  • If Tom Waits, Southern Culture on the Skids, and the brain trust behind Ren and Stimpy holed up in Johnny Cash's country cabin with an ample supply of beef jerky and moonshine, the result might sound like Cockadoodledon't -- wild, irreverent, and urgent.

    — Cleveland Scene
  • Their mastery over the 'old-timey' sound gives them free rein to incorporate punk, blues, Southern rock and rockabilly into whatever psychotic stew they please. All-at-once reverent, revisionist, greasy, and fun as hell, with summer upon us, this record should be the soundtrack to a thousand barbeques.

    — PopMatters
  • The ultimate test of an album is whether you can adhere to the speed limit while the music's on, and I just couldn't. Laws and ears be damned.

    — Odysseyzine.com
  • With nods to the rockabilly psychosis of the Cramps, the rocked-out roadhouse of Southern Culture on the Skids, the country blues of Junior Brown, and a few minor skirmishes thrown in for taste, CockADoodleDon't is a sweating, shivering, open throttle romp through the colorful history of country's sub-basement of influence ... proof positive that chicken wire on a roadhouse stage doesn't necessarily protect just the band.

    — Stereo-Type
  • ... anthemic and dangerous ... wailing and rough around the edges... bristles with sex and dust and pavement and would have burnt the bar down in the early '60's.

    — Rockpile

Track List

  • 1. Pinetree Boogie
  • 2. CB Song
  • 3. Help Me From My Brain
  • 4. Shakerag Holler
  • 5. Hunkerdown
  • 6. Clodhopper
  • 7. Bullfrog Blues
  • 8. Blood on the Bluegrass
  • 9. Devil's Night Auction
  • 10. Wild Wild Lover
  • 11. Shake Your Hips
  • 12. Hoptown Jailbreak

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