Earth vs. Shockabilly

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Earth vs. Shockabilly
Shockabilly - Earth vs. Shockabilly.jpg
Studio album by
Released1983 (1983)
RecordedOctober 31, 1982 (1982-10-31)
LabelRough Trade
Shimmy Disc (re-issue)
Shockabilly chronology
The Dawn of Shockabilly
Earth vs. Shockabilly
Greatest Hits
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Earth vs. Shockabilly is the debut studio album of Shockabilly, released in 1983 by Rough Trade Records.[2] It was re-issued in 1988 on Shimmy Disc with four additional tracks and again in 1989 on CD as The Ghost of Shockabilly.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."19th Nervous Breakdown" (The Rolling Stones cover)Jagger/Richards3:47
2."Are You Experienced?" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)Jimi Hendrix3:19
3."Psychedelic Basement"Eugene Chadbourne2:26
4."Big Money Broad"Eugene Chadbourne3:07
5."Tennessee Flat Top Box" (Johnny Cash cover)Johnny Cash4:06
6."City of Corruption"Eugene Chadbourne3:04
Side two
1."People Are Strange" (The Doors cover)Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison3:15
2."Day Tripper" (The Beatles cover)Lennon–McCartney3:43
3."Purple Haze" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)Jimi Hendrix2:44
4."Wrestling Woman"Eugene Chadbourne3:45
5."Oh Yoko!" (John Lennon cover)John Lennon1:16


Adapted from the Earth vs. Shockabilly liner notes.[3]


Chart (1983) Peak
UK Indie Chart[4] 17

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1983 Rough Trade LP ROUGH 48
France 1984 Celluloid CEL 6645
United States 1988 Shimmy Disc CS, LP Shimmy 017


  1. ^ a b Foster, Patrick. "Shockabilly: Earth vs. Shockabilly > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Gehr, Richard; Green, Jim; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Shockabilly". Trouser Press. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Earth vs. Shockabilly (sleeve). Shockabilly. London, United Kingdom: Rough Trade Records. 1983.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

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