The Quakes

Nervous logo"Psychobilly? Neo-Rockabilly? American Neo-Psycho-Rockabilly? I'm usually the first to label stuff, but this is hard to pigeon hole. Very good is the category I'd put it in, this is 'very good' music. My favorite tracks are 'Paint It Black', all time psycho classic 'Stick To Your Guns', 'What Will They Say?' and 'USA'. I like this album a lot, as I alluded to earlier, it's kind of hard rockabilly, or rockabillyish psycho, psycho rockabilly? You get the idea... Pick it up, it's really hard to explain, just be aware that the bass playing and guitars are excellent and the songwriting is great, be prepared to like it a lot!" Josh
"The second album from The Quakes shows them much more mature and experienced than their first album. On this record, they go for a less aggressive, more roots oriented and melodic approach. That's not to say that this is a rockabilly album, though. Although their self-titled album drifted toward the punk side of psychobilly, Voice of America has found the line between neo-rockabilly and psychobilly, and straddles it comfortably. This album sets the precedent for the rest of the Quakes' albums, giving them their own distinctive sound.
     Paul Roman, the singer/guitarist, seems to have progressed in both his vocal and guitar abilities since the last record. There is less screaming and more singing overall, and the songs definitely benefit from this. Rob Peltier's bass playing is not to be overlooked, either. Together, these guys work really well, seeming to feed off of each other's energy. Although there is not as much raw energy overall on Voice of America as on the first album, certain songs here really catch the spirit of the band. 'Stick to your guns', most definitely the highlight of the whole album, a call to arms for psychobillies to stay with their roots. Other high points of the album include kick ass versions of 'Paint it black' and 'All messed up' and an awesome song called 'Nuthin' goin' down'. Basically, this album rocks. Voice of America can hold its own among the best psychobilly albums out there. It has become something of a classic for most fans of psychobilly and neo-rockabilly." Texas Death
 

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The Quakes debut CDVoice of America
    

The Quakes
Pack our bags and go (Roman) * Play sample in RealAudio You're dead (Roman) *
Other side of the tracks (Roman) * Where did it go? (Roman) *
You are the scene (Roman) * Psycho attack (Roman) *
Show me (Roman) * Nine lives (Roman) *
The deal (Roman) * Psychobilly Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Roman) *
Hangman's noose (Roman) * Satan on my side (Roman) *
1,000 Kats (Roman) * I can't stay (Roman) *

Voice of America
Puttin' out the flame (Roman) * One of a kind (Roman) *
Nuthin' goin' down (Roman) * Paint it black (Jagger/Richards) Westminster Music play sample in RealAudio
U.S.A. (Roman) * Chick hunt (Roman) *
Stick to your guns (Roman) * All messed up (Hooper) Cop. Cont.
Far away (Roman) * What will they say? (Roman) *
Ice cold baby (Hogan) Sony/ATV Music I gotta go (Roman) *
Growin' up evil (Roues) Sharkabilly Music Strike out king (Roman) *
    
New generation
 
 
Live in Japan
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New Generation
New generation (Roman)* How brave are you (Roman)*
Stranded in the streets (Roman)* Anonymous (Roman)*
Suburbia (Roman)* Dateless night (Jackson/Murch) Russel Douglas John Murch
Wonderin' (Peltier)* Behind the wheel (Gore) EMI Music
It's gone (Roman)* Your castle (Roman)*
Gothic girl (Roman)* Now I wanna (Roman)*
Lover's curse (Greeley/Wallend) Universal/MCA Music  

Live in Tokyo
Lonely boy (Aitken)* Introduction by Kaptain Zorch  
You're dead (Roman)* Puttin' out the flame (Roman)*
One of a kind (Roman)* Paint it black (Jagger/Richard) Westminster Music
Strike out king (Roman)* Stick to your guns (Roman)*
All messed up (Hooper) Cop. Cont. Psycho attack (Roman)*
Fishnet stockings (Setzer) Warner Chappell Hangman's noose (Roman)*
Shook, shake (Davis/Salvatori)* Shake your moneymaker (James) Windswept Pacific
  
* = Nervous Publishing
 

 
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