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Rocket 808 / "Digital Billboards" B/W "Mystery Train"
Album:"Digital Billboards" B/W "Mystery Train" Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Rocket 808 Added:10/2018

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-11-16 Pull Date:2019-01-18 
Week Ending:30 Dec23 Dec16 Dec9 Dec2 Dec25 Nov

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 28 Dec 18:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
4.Tue, 11 Dec 18:Telepathic Juan
Magnetized Toner
2.Fri, 21 Dec 18:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
5.Fri, 07 Dec 18:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
3.Fri, 14 Dec 18:Jon Cousins
Totally A
6.Tue, 04 Dec 18:Chano
Nowhere Local

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2018-11-13 
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.

Track Listing
1.Digital Billboards 2.Mystery Train