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Cavemen (the) – Dutch neo-rockabilly / psychobilly band

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Cavemen – Stone Age Beat

The Cavemen – Stone Age Beat

Count Orlock Records
Living Dead – Haunted House – Silver Surfer – Stone Age Beat (Wilma) – Wilderella – Is It Over – The Car – Devils Road – Vampire – Indian Style – Jericho – One More Chance – Do Do Ta Ta – Don’t Need A Job
Drowned in the mass of psychobilly releases in the late 80’s, this too often overlooked album deserves to be rediscovered today.The Cavemen played a very pleasant kind of soft psychobilly that was still very anchored in its “billy” roots, quite similar to their compatriots of Batmobile and Archie. The songs are good and varied, helped in that by the presence of two lead singers. Particularly good are “Stone Age Beat” (that quotes the Flintstones theme), “Silver Surfer” and “One More Chance” a humoristic slow number with outrageously fake cries .
Very enjoyable if not revolutionnary.
Fred “Virgil” Turgis

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Crackle Rattle Bash

cracklerattlebashCrackle Rattle Bash started around 1986 when Kay Kesting and Aris de Vries performed in a squater’s building in Arnhem (Holland). Kay played his T-bass and Aris played guitar and sang.
Afterwards they regularly played the streets of Amsterdam and one day Richard Weydert passed by and joined them on washboard. Much later they were asked to perform on the Cool Cat Go Ape album.
Frank Bayer joined the band on guitar and ukulele and in July 1987 they recorded their first on only album on the Count Orlok label. The washboard was switched for drums and the T-bass was dropped for the Double Bass. After many gigs in Holland, Paul van de Groen replaced Richard. They did a short tour with Batmobile in Germany, and eventually split around 1990.

Discography

Cool Cat Go Ape
2 tracks – Big Shot Records 01 [1986]

Crackle Rattle Bash
Count Orlock – ROCK II [1988]