Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers
Rockin’ [5CD boxed set]

Rockin’ [5CD boxed set]




'Five of the very best albums released by Cavan & Co. in the 1970s. This set captures the band at their most dangerous... let it roll! 9/10' Simon Nott, Vive Le Rock

'This is an alternate history of 70s British music: without Cavan, fellow Welshman Shakin' Stevens would not have charted and the bands Cavan played with begat others hitting big during punk... this infectious, vital music sounds timeless. A fitting tribute to a cherished institution.' Kieron Tyler, Mojo

Five original albums by the legendary Welsh Rock’n’Rollers

Wholly synonymous with the 70s Rockabilly/Rock’n’Roll Revival, the mighty Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers remain active to this day, forty years on, enjoying pretty much the same legendary status as the first generation Rockers who originally inspired them - no mean feat considering they never quite managed the mainstream success of contemporaries such as Rocky Sharpe & The Replays or Darts.

Formed in 1970 in South Wales, the band first took shape as Count Dracula & The Vampires an outfit formed by Cavan Grogan (vocals), Lyndon Needs (lead guitar) and Terry Walley (rhythm guitar) in 1964. Their ranks were swelled when Don Kinsella (bass) and Brian Thompson (piano) joined in 1968. The addition of drummer Mike Coffey in 1970 saw the group coalesce as Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers.

Described as “the most dramatic band in the country” by Charly Records’ Joop Visser, in 1976 they signed to the label and released their first UK album Rockability. Whilst UK chart success eluded them, their records sold well in Europe, notably in Finland and Spain, where their fanbase remains strong. Leading the British vanguard at this Easter's Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly week-ender, Crazy Cavan’s rough-hewn rockin’ rhythm remains as popular overseas as it does at home.

Packaged in an eye-catching box, this 69-track 5CD set presents five of the band’s original albums including the aforementioned Rockability, Our Own Way Of Rockin’ [1977], Crazy Rhythm [first released in Holland in 1975; reissued on Charly in 1978], Live At The Rainbow [1978] and Mr Cool aka Still Crazy [1979] in miniaturised sleeves replicating the original LP artwork, together with a memorabilia-laden 20pp booklet and informative essay by Rock’n’Roll authority Stuart Colman.

Release date: 8 September 2014 • available to pre-order now

Disc 1 Crazy Rhythm
1. She's The One To Blame
2. Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll
3. Sadie
4. Bop Little Baby
5. Cross My Heart
6. Caroline
7. Wildest Cat In Town
8. Got A Date With Sally
9. Fancy Nancy
10. Rockabilly Star
11. Why Can’t We Be
12. Rita
13. Hard Rock Cafe
14. Crazy Boogie
15. Marilyn
16. Going Down The Road
17. Teddy Boy Boogie
18. Crazy Rhythm

Disc 2 Rockability
1. Get Yourself A Band
2. Stompin’ Shoes
3. Sweet Baby Jean
4. Knock Knock
5. Waiting For My Baby
6. Feelin’ Blue
7. That’s What Made Me Cry
8. Hey Pretty Baby
9. Sweet Little Pretty Thing
10. Delores
11. Nobody Else Like You
12. Gonna Leave This Town
13. Get Yourself A Band (Reprise)

Disc 3 Our Own Way Of Rockin’
1. Boppin’ ’n’ Shakin’
2. Whatcha Gonna Do When The Creek Runs Dry
3. Ol’ Black Joe
4. My Own Way Of Rockin’
5. Drinkin’ Wine
6. That’s My House
7. My Little Sister’s Gotta Motorbike
8. Why Don't Somebody
9. Tennessee Border
10. Teddy Jive
11. Gotta Be My Baby
12. Monkey And The Baboon
13. Gonna Rock, Gonna Roll, Gonna Boogie
14. Saturday Nite

Disc 4 Live At The Rainbow
1. She’s The One To Blame
2. Okie Boogie
3. Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll
4. Stompin’ Shoes
5. Ollie Vee
6. Bop Pretty Baby
7. Tongue Tied Jill
8. Teddy Boy Boogie
9. Old Black Joe
10. My Little Sister’s Gotta Motorbike
11. Real Gone Lover

Disc 5 Mr Cool
1. Rockabilly Rules OK
2. Mister Cool
3. Bonnie
4. Flip Flop ’n’ Fly
5. Blues Stay Away From Me
6. The New Politician
7. Trouble Trouble
8. I Hear You Knockin’
9. Well I'll Keep Rockin’
10. Red Sails In The Sunset
11. Pins ’n’ Needles
12. Flight To The USA
13. Both Wheels Left The Ground

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