Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 13:14:12 +0200
- Mondo Daddykin
RODS N' RAT FINKS!! The Classic Big Daddy Roth LP in MONO!
Hi. Like many of you, I'm awaiting the Sundazed reissues of the three Ed "Big Daddy" Roth albums on CD. Until they arrive, here's a vinyl rip of "Rods n' Rat Finks" from my mono copy. I don't have the other two, but this will give you a taste of the hot rod rock that the "Kustom" car designer made with "The Weirdos and Mr. Gasser." As a kid in the 60's, I couldn't resist Roth's awesome hot rod designs. They were on everything from gum cards and stickers to model cars of his classic "Outlaw" and "Beatnik Bandit," just to name a couple. Big Daddy's character Rat Fink became a cultural icon of the hot rod world. I'm not sure of the exact release dates of the record albums, but they were all mid-60's on the Capitol label. From the little recording information I can gather, Roth himself was featured on vocals and even co-wrote some of the songs! From the back cover of "Rods n' Rat Finks" (Capitol T-2057): "This album features Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and his Philharmonic Jug and Juice Band plus the hot-dog voices of the wailin' Weirdos. This premiere performance is regarded by many to sound almost as if people had done it!" The songs are novelties based on Roth's creations, with a "surf and drag" musical backing. The original album cover artwork is included in the folder. Enjoy! TRACK LISTING: 01. THREE KATS IN A TUB, 02. T.J.T., 03. HEY RAT FINK, 04. 1947 AVANTI, 05. CHERRY-TOP CHARLIE, 06. THE LONELY STOCKER, 07. THE BALLAD OF EEFIN FINK, 08. THE COOL COOL ROD, 09. HEARSE WITH A CURSE, 10. THE WALTZ OF THE RAT FINKS, 11. FINK ROD 409.