WPGU-FM's Surfabilly Freakout Radio and Interstellar Espionage, Inc. proudly announce the release of "Throttlebilly Beach Riot," a raucous, sand-spinning compilation of surf rock, garage and rockabilly/psychobilly. The high-energy CD features 19 bands that send the beach blankets flying as they race hot rods right through your clambake!
"Throttlebilly Beach Riot!" is a compilation of the music regularly featured on the Surfabilly Freakout radio show which originally hit the airwaves in May of 2006 on WPGU 107.1-FM in Champaign-Urbana, IL. The show features surf, garage, psychobilly, rockabilly and spaghetti western music performed (mostly) by modern bands. The featured bands play a heavier style of the music originally popular in the 1950's and 60's which evokes images of hot rods, drag races, crashing waves and classic B-horror and sci-fi films.
The CD includes songs by The Cocktail Preachers, The Madeira, The Koffin Kats, The Brains, The Love Me Nots, The Nebulas, The Creepy Creeps, Daikaiju, The Krank Daddies, Go! Tsunami, The Phantom Jets, The Phenomenauts, Knuckel Drager, The Mutants, The Men from S.P.E.C.T.R.E., 9th Wave, The Coffin Daggers, The Heavies and Vegas 66! The CD was produced by Jet Sterling of Interstellar Espionage, Inc. and mastered by Count at Vertebrae Productions (San Francisco). The CD artwork features illustrations by Lee Barber and graphic layout by Dean Schwenk of Dean's Graphics.
More about the show...
Surfabilly Freakout Radio is definitely about the music, but it became apparent early on that there would be a little more. "Freakout Studios" (WPGU-FM) has six microphones and the original DJs (Jet Sterling and Reverend Chuck Allen) were soon joined by a large cast of characters. Today there is rarely a show when all six aren't in use (and often there are more DJs than mics) for dialogue between the songs affectionately known as "jackassery, tom foolery and damn fool boobery." The DJ crew, which grew early-on to include Chelsea Bandita, Koffin Keith, Motorhead Mike and the Director of Awesome, expanded into booking and promoting live shows in Champaign-Urbana. Local gigs led to remote DJ/MC gigs as well as helping organize and promote surf, Tiki and hot rod events throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast. The DJ crew has had the pleasure of working with many of the bands that appear on "Throttlebilly Beach Riot!"
Surfabilly Freakout Radio airs Thursday nights from 9-10pm (central) on WPGU 107.1-FM in Champaign-Urbana and also streams live on the show's website.