Saturday, October 31, 2009


It's evident that The Boy Wonder uses the hell out of Snakehips' excellent song, "Hell On Earth," from frontman/singer/songwriter Mark Harrison, (taken from the killer debut 1993 record, Lit), for Halloween. It's named after the "Hell On Earth" annual Memphis celebration/ garage rock extravaganza. Snakehips, formed in Memphis, later finding residence in Nashville, rocks from the T. Rex/Mott-vein, Southern style. Check out their whole catalog, most of which, are available with Feralette Records.

I Put a Spell on You/ SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS ('57)

Woo-Hoo/ ROCK-A-TEENS (’59)

Let’s Have a Party/ WANDA JACKSON ('60)

My Baby’s Left Me/ ELVIS PRESLEY ('56)

Never No More Blues/ THE BLASTERS (’80, ’97 reissue, American Music)

Not a Woman, Not a Child/ DAVE EDMUNDS (’78, Tracks on Wax 4)

Leave My Kitten Alone/ LITTLE WILLIE JOHN (’59)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill!, Kill!/ THE BOTSWEEDS

Brand New Cadillac/ THE CLASH (’79, ’04 reissue, London Calling)

Devil Doll/ X (’83, More Fun in the New World)

Memphis, Egypt/ THE MEKONS (’89, Rock ‘n’ Roll)

You Got Me Hummin’/ REIGNING SOUND (’04, Too Much Guitar)

Loretta/ NEKO CASE (w/ THE SADIES) (’04, The Tigers Have Spoken)

Girls/ DAVID JOHANSEN (’78, self titled)

Ah-So/ THE 5, 7, 8’s (’92, Can’t Help It!!)

Swing Set/ THE CUTTERS (’01, Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!)

Tell That Girl to Shut Up/ TINA & THE TOTAL BABES (’00, She’s So Tuff)

Ghost on the Highway/ GUN CLUB (’81, Fire of Love)

Rip Her to Shreds/ BLONDIE (’76, self titled)

Grimly Fiendish/ THE DAMNED (’85, Phantasmagoria) + (by request)

What’s He Building in There?/ TOM WAITS (’99, Mule Variations)

The Rubber Room/ PORTER WAGONER (’72)

Delia’s Gone/ JOHNNY CASH (’94, American Recordings)

Psycho/ ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (’81, '94 reissue Almost Blue, Live in Aberdeen)

You’ll Never Change/ THE DETROIT COBRAS (’07, Tied & True), orig. Bettye LaVette, '63

I Don’t Like the Man I Am/ PETE MOLINARI (’08, A Virtual Landslide)

Halloween/ DREAM SYNDICATE (’82, The Days of Wine and Roses)

You Got Good Taste/ THE CRAMPS (’83, Smell of a Female)

Hell on Earth/ MARK HARRISON & SNAKEHIPS (’93, Lit)

Don’t Lie to Me/ BIG STAR (’72, #1 Record)

Gut Feeling/ DEVO (’78, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo)

1 comment:

Winona said...

Nice Rock and Roll show last night. It was fun!