Earth vs. Shockabilly

Earth vs. Shockabilly
Studio album by Shockabilly
Released 1983 (1983)
Recorded October 31, 1982 (1982-10-31)
Genre Noise rock
Length 34:32
Label Rough Trade
Shimmy Disc (re-issue)
Producer Kramer
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

Side one
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "19th Nervous Breakdown" (The Rolling Stones cover)Jagger/Richards 3:47
2. "Are You Experienced?" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)Jimi Hendrix 3:19
3. "Psychedelic Basement"  Eugene Chadbourne 2:26
4. "Big Money Broad"  Eugene Chadbourne 3:07
5. "Tennessee Flat Top Box" (Johnny Cash cover)Johnny Cash 4:06
6. "City of Corruption"  Eugene Chadbourne 3:04
Side two
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "People Are Strange" (The Doors cover)Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison 3:15
2. "Day Tripper" (The Beatles cover)Lennon–McCartney 3:43
3. "Purple Haze" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)Jimi Hendrix 2:44
4. "Wrestling Woman"  Eugene Chadbourne 3:45
5. "Oh Yoko!" (John Lennon cover)John Lennon 1:16


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


Production and additional personnel


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

Release history

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. 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.
  4. Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

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