Garage Punks Unite for Roy Orbison Tribute
Published Jan 28, 2010Though he's been gone for over 20 years, rock'n'roll legend Roy Orbison has left a stunning catalogue to be remembered and studied. His songs resonate particularly well with the current crop of rough-around-the-edges garage punk bands. It's only fitting, then, that Toronto, ON-based imprint Telephone Explosion would compile a tribute album for the fallen rock hero.
Titled Our Boy Roy, the vinyl-only release features an impressive roster of talent, including Jacuzzi Boys, Haunted George, Ty Segall and the Cheater Slicks, taking on some of Orbison's finest numbers. The album also includes contributions from notable Canadians like Bloodshot Bill, Demon's Claws and Red Mass.
Our Boy Roy is available now, but it's limited to 1,000 copies, and according to the label, they're going fast. If you want to secure your copy, head here.
Our Boy Roy:
1. Camero Werewolf Band "Problem Child"
2. Jacuzzi Boys "You Got it"
3. Bloodshot Bill "Cause of it All"
4. Haunted George "Rock House"
5. Holy Cobras "Domino"
6. Ty Segall "Pretty Women"
7. Teenanger "You're my Baby"
8. Demon's Claws "It's Over"
9. Red Mass "Running Scared"
10. Cheater Slicks "Crying"
11. Charlie & The Moonhearts "Chicken Hearted"