Rocket 808 / "Digital Billboards" B/W "Mystery Train"
Album: "Digital Billboards" B/W "Mystery Train"   Collection:General
Artist:Rocket 808   Added:Oct 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-11-16 Pull Date: 2019-01-18
Week Ending: Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 12, 2021: Magnetized Toner (rebroadcast from Oct 15, 2019)
Digital Billboards
4. Dec 21, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler
Digital Billboards
2. Apr 23, 2019: Magnetized Toner
Mystery Train
5. Dec 14, 2018: Totally A
Digital Billboards
3. Dec 28, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler
Digital Billboards
6. Dec 11, 2018: Magnetized Toner
Digital Billboards

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