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ReleasedJanuary 1990
LabelShimmy Disc
Shockabilly chronology
Live: ...Just Beautiful
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Vietnam/Heaven is a compilation album by the band Shockabilly, one of the many projects of influential and prolific guitarist Eugene Chadbourne.[2] The album is a combination of two previously unavailable LPs, and was extremely well received by critics. These recordings feature many sonic techniques that were later duplicated by bands such as Primus and Sonic Youth.[1]

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Pile Up All Architecture" (Chadbourne, Kramer)
  2. "Born on the Bayou" (John Fogerty)
  3. "Your U.S.A. and My Face" (Chadbourne)
  4. "(I Don't Wanna Go To) Vietnam" (John Lee Hooker)
  5. "Flying" (George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr)
  6. "Nicaragua" (Kramer, Ed Sanders)
  7. "Paris" (Kramer)
  8. "Iran Into Tulsa" (Chadbourne, Kramer)
  9. "Georgia In a Jug" (Bobby Braddock)
  10. "Lucifer Sam" (Syd Barrett)
  11. "Signed D.C." (Arthur Lee)


  1. "Instant Karma!" (John Lennon)
  2. "She Was a Living, Breathing Piece of Dirt" (Chadbourne)
  3. "Red Headed Stranger" (Edith Lindeman Calisch, Carl Stutz)
  4. "When You Dream About Bleeding" (Chadbourne)
  5. "Tau & The Soldier" (Kramer)
  6. "Life's a Gas" (Marc Bolan)
  7. "Tray-Panning the Man" (Kramer)
  8. "Hendrix Buried in Tacoma" (Chadbourne)
  9. "How Can You Kill Me, I'm Already Dead" (Chadbourne)
  10. "Vampire Tiger Girl Strikes Again" (Chadbourne)
  11. "Pity Me, Sheena" (Kramer)
  12. "Happy New Year" (Chadbourne)
  13. "Our Metempsychosis" (Kramer)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Netherlands 1990 Shimmy Disc CD SDE 9026
United States CS S 026 cs
2001 CD SHM5026


  1. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. "Shockabilly: Vietnam/Heaven > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Gehr, Richard; Green, Jim; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Shockabilly". Trouser Press. Retrieved August 4, 2015.

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