Elvis Hitler

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Elvis Hitler
Also known as Splatter
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Psychobilly, hellbilly
Years active 19861992
Labels Wang Head, Restless Records
Members Jim Leedy (a.k.a. "Elvis Hitler") (vocals)
John Defever (guitar)
Jimmy Taylor (bass)
Geno OneMore (drums)

Elvis Hitler is an American psychobilly/hellbilly band from Detroit, Michigan. The band was named after the moniker of their lead singer, Jim Leedy.

History[edit]

The band currently consists of singer Jim Leedy (a.k.a. "Elvis Hitler"), guitarist John Defever, bassist Jimmy Taylor, and drummer Geno OneMore. Their first album, Disgraceland, was initially released on Wang Head records in 1987 (WH004) and early copies came in a handmade sleeve formed from corrugated cardboard with a black-and-white sheet pasted to the front and back. The band put out three CDs on Restless Records, Hellbilly, and Supersadomasochisticexpialidocious.

Their song "Green Haze" consisted of the lyrics from the successful TV show Green Acres sung to the tune of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and was a college radio hit.

Due to the resistance of having a band with the name Hitler in the title, regardless of its intent, the band released one album under the name "Splatter".

The band and their song "Green Haze" are mentioned in Thomas Pynchon's 2013 novel Bleeding Edge (pg. 177).

Discography[edit]

Disgraceland (1988)

  1. "Cool Daddy In A Cadillac"
  2. "Live Fast, Die Young"
  3. "Hot Rod To Hell"
  4. "Rocking Over Russia"
  5. "Berlin To Memphis"
  6. "Elvis' Ripoff Theme"
  7. "Battle Cry Of 1000 Men"
  8. "Green Haze (Parts I & II)"
  9. "I Love Your Guts"
  10. "Ten Wheels For Jesus"
  11. "Black Babies Dancing On Fire"
  12. "Crush Your Skull"
  13. "Disgraceland"

Hellbilly (1989)

  1. "Showdown"
  2. "Hellbilly"
  3. "Ballad Of The Green Berets"
  4. "Teenage Surf Slave"
  5. "Booze Party"
  6. "Gear Jammin' Hero"
  7. "Revolving Blues Of Death"
  8. "Crush, Kill, Destroy"
  9. "Ghouls (Looking For Food)"
  10. "Hang 'Em High"
  11. "Don't Blame Me If You Die Tonight"
  12. "Black Death On A White Horse"
  13. "Dance Of The Living Dead"
  14. "Misanthropes"

Supersadomasochisticexpialidocious (1992)

  1. "Last Sound"
  2. "World Explodes"
  3. "Shotgun Shell"
  4. "Don't Push Me"
  5. "Cathouse"
  6. "Ghoul"
  7. "Bloody Bride"
  8. "Yummy Yummy Yummy"
  9. "Shove That Sax"
  10. "Dickweed"
  11. "Rebellion"
  12. "Bury The Hatchet"
  13. "Flat Head Boogie"
  14. "Open Road"
  15. "Yummy Yummy Yummy (Satan Remix) (CD Only)"

...From Hell To Eternity[1] (1994)

  1. "I'm Dropping Out"
  2. "If You Were Me"
  3. "Truck Driver"
  4. "Bad Stuff"
  5. "21st Century"
  6. "Bad Movie"
  7. "Hard Rockin' Daddy"
  8. "Smurf"
  9. "I Need Love"
  10. "Hot And Sweaty Already"
  11. "It Was Love"
  12. "500 Miles"
  13. "A Million Redneck Women"
  14. "Sweet Jesus"

Notes[edit]

1.^ Released with the band renamed as Splatter.

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