Graverockin’: Thee Gravemen – Rockin’ In The Graveyard

Posted by Rocky On January - 21 - 20142,602 views
Front cover of the single

Front cover of the single

I see you reading this title, and think: ‘Why in Elvis’ name would he post this on here? Isn’t this supposed to be on the psycho page? That’s what i thought when i got the 45RPM in my hands from Dee-Ann at her performance in the Cruise Inn. Looking at the cover, you would think that too. The guys, Sir Lee Tea on the guitar and vocals and Devilish Daz Thrash on the stripped down Voodoo drum set, look like a bunch of English gravediggers.

The two titles i saw on the cover are Rockin’ In The Graveyard and a cover of Tornado. Off course “Tornado” got my attention, because its one of the best boppers ever! I frequently bop to this song, be it on the hardwood floor in the Cruise or in my room 😀 So I didn’t go my normal way but decided to hear the B-side first. Their version of this song, originally published in 1959 by The Jiants, Begins with a storm over the graveyard, which you keep hearing during the song. It sounds new and not with that classic feeling to it, but that doesn’t take away that this is a good cover. Lee’s voice sounds raw.

The second title, basically the first which is on the A-side, is called “Rockin’ In The Graveyard”. A little horror there! Again those horror sounds, at the beginning and throughout the song. Makes the song dark and sinister. That doesn’t take away that this is a good song! On the contrary, the sounds are a nice addition to the song. Together with the raw voice, the guitar and voodoo drums!

The whole single is recorded in mono, which brings an old school feeling when you play this one. And i do recommend to at least check them out!  I would say this is horror rockabilly, in the style of screaming lord such, with an extra raw edge. This is a darker side of rockabilly! Its worth listening to 😀

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