If you recognize where that line is from, then you know what time it is. ADAM WEST is a rock-n-roll band, period. Take Iggy & the Stooges, Black Sabbath, The Misfits, The MC5, KISS, AC/DC, and mix in the best 60s garage punk and you've got ADAM WEST . Can ya dig it? In their hometown of Washington, DC, ADAM WEST has won six Wammie Awards for Best Hard Rock Group and Best Hard Rock Vocalist from the Washington Area Music Association!
First things first . . . ADAM WEST is one of the most prolific rock-n-roll bands on the planet. And to prove it, their third compilation volume of non-album tracks from the archives is set to be released in Autumn 2006 on People Like You Records: ''Longshot Songs for Broke Players 2001-2004''. This 24-track CD and LP will include songs culled from singles (A & B 's), rarities, compilations, unreleased tunes, etc. . . . almost all on CD for the first time! Tracks include: ''Thora's Hammer'' / ''Ferrytale'' / ''Gangland'' / ''Christmas with the Devil'' / ''Have Love Will Travel'' (live) / ''1970'' (live) / ''We've Got Cake'' / ''Paint It Brown'' / ''I Left as a Lamb (But I'll Return as a Lion)'' / ''We're Inside'' / ''Go on Girl'' / ''Sixth Son of a Seventh Son'' / ''You Can't Stop Rock-N-Roll'' / ''In the Back of My Hearse'' (7'' version) / ''Find It!'' / ''Deuce'' / ''I Stole Your Love'' / ''Live for the Day'' / ''Erotic Neurotic'' / ''Where Eagles Dare'' / ''Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail'' (7'' version) / ''Beltway to My Heart (Beltway to the Starr)'' / ''Down in Flames'' / ''Special Secret Song Inside''.
ADAM WEST was formed in the early 1990s, when singer Jake Starr decided to form a 60s garage band. ADAM WEST started gigging around Washington, D.C. and soon built up a local following. Jake immediately started his own label, Fandango Records, and started recording and releasing AADAM WEST material. Their first single in 1993 ''I Get a Sensation'' was a rave-up garage slice and got ADAM WEST international attention. This record began the record collector's nightmare that is the ADAM WEST discography! As of the beginning of 2006, ADAM WEST has released circa 30 7-inch singles, one 10-inch EP, eight CDs, and has made over 35 high-profile appearances on various compilation CDs. Check their discography and be scared . . . be very scared!
Through all this recording and mayhem, ADAM WEST has toured the USA and Europe many times. They have rocked with some of the best bands in the genre: Hellacopters, Gaza Strippers, BellRays, Zen Guerilla, Electric Frankenstein, Candy Snatchers, B-Movie Rats, American Heartbreak, Groovie Ghoulies, Immortal Lee County Killers, Iron Boss, D-Generation, Mud City Manglers, Silver Tongued Devil, Muffs, to name a handful. They've also appeared on multiple TV shows, played festivals in the USA and Europe, and have gotten frequent play on many traditional, satellite, and Internet-based radio.
Whew! If all this wasn't enough to read, the REAL story is on their kick-ass website. There is where you'll find all the accolades, scorching reviews, and killer soundbytes. So what are you waiting for? Fire up that web browser and get cracking!
1. Thora's Hammer
4. Christmas with the Devil
5. Have Love Will Travel (Live)
6. 1970 (Live)
7. We've Got Cake
8. Paint It Brown
9. I Left as a Lamb (But I'll Return as a Lion)
10. We're Inside
11. Go on Girl
12. Sixth Son of a Seventh Son
13. You Can't Stop Rock-N-Roll
14. In the Back of My Hearse (7'' version)
15. Find It!
17. I Stole Your Love
18. Live for the Day
19. Erotic Neurotic
20. Where Eagles Dare
21. Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail (7'' version)
22. Beltway to My Heart (Beltway to the Starr)
23. Down in Flames
24. Special Secret Song Inside
Release Date: 17.07.2006