|Rocket 808 / "Digital Billboards" B/W "Mystery Train"|
|Add Date:||2018-11-16|| ||Pull Date:||2019-01-18|| |
|Week Ending:||30 Dec||23 Dec||16 Dec||9 Dec||2 Dec||25 Nov|
Digital Billboards is the debut recording by Austin one-man band, John Schooley, better known as Rocket 808. The press release describes it perfectly: “An ingenious mix of 1970's analog drum machines with raw guitar, this is less of a style clash and more akin to a minimalist tour de force. Like Suicide adding Link Wray (on guitars).” Noirish and ageless.|
Something else from the press release:
Since the mid 1990’s guitarist/vocalist John Schooley has been performing CPR on a succession of raw musics — as of this moment in time, he’s the only person who can claim to have been a member of the Crypt, Goner, Sympathy For The Record Industry and 12XU rosters, which either qualifies him for a plaque or combat pay.
RIYL: Link Wray, Suicide, Gene Vincent, Escape-Ism and 12XU recordings.
Recommended Tracks: 1, 2
1. (3:17) **Digital Billboards – Slow tempo. Rockabilly guitars and old drum machines. Great combo. Cool instrumental.
2. (2:26) ***Mystery Train – Medium tempo. Same formula, faster beat, dirtier effect. Analog culture forever.