Bucket O’ Love is the excellent debut album from Canada’s Psychobilly pioneers, originally released on Flying Saucer Records in 1995. The fifteen-track CD includes an intriguing blend of Punk, Rockabilly, Surf and Hillbilly influences, that’s hard to file. The well-written originals and stunning cover versions create a raw, unvarnished Rock’n Roll feeling in the best tradition of The Cramps and the early 80’s U.K. Trash scene. Highlights are She-Devil, Goin’ Down To Memphis, their cover version of the Shakin’ Pyramids’ Let’s Go, Hank’s Cadillac and the title track Bucket O’ Love.
Trashville Jukebox (2001)
The prolific story of the Psychobilly Canucks continued with this sixteen-track album on Raucous Records in 2001. As indicated in the album title the DEADCATS have been rattling through a set of cover versions just to make them completely their own. Though many of the tunes were released on the band's earlier records, this is a strong collection from the Trashville Jukebox. My favourite tracks are Brand New Cadillac, All I Need Is Rain, Get Out Of My Crease, She's Like Heroine To Me and Let's Go.
This is already the seventh album from the Canadian four-piece, also released on Flying Saucer Records. Again lumping together the best elements of Surf, Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Country & Western, Garage Punk and anything else useful they were able to pick up, THE DEADCATS created another unique and very varied offering. They may Look Like Hell!, but they sound like Psychobilly heaven. Highlights include Bones Keep A'Rumblin, a re-recording of Hank's Cadillac, Motoloco, Peggy Suicide and Psychocat.