Wade Curtiss

Bright Lights

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The Wade Curtiss story gets told in a very fine way with this packed-to-the-brim collection. This sumptuous 37-track single-disc compilation brings together the original singles (including both versions of the insanely rockin' "Bright Lights," the Rhythm Rockers' finest moment), outtakes, demos, radio spots, and interviews galore. Wade Curtiss & the Rhythm Rockers were a rock & roll band with deep rockabilly roots, as typified by boppers like "Real Cool," "That's It Baby," and a nifty cover of Joe Therrien, Jr.'s "Hey Babe, Let's Go Downtown." But on the surreal flipside of things is "Puddy Cat," a lo-fi answer record to "Surfin' Bird" that must be heard to be believed. A great little chunk of rock & roll micro-history here.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 0:15 Spotify
2 2:03 Spotify
3 2:39 Spotify
4 2:16 Spotify
5 0:32 Spotify
6 2:25 Spotify
7 1:51 Spotify
8 2:10 Spotify
9 0:33 Spotify
10 3:01 Spotify
11 1:58 Spotify
12 2:43 Spotify
13 0:56 Spotify
14 3:04 Spotify
15 1:53 Spotify
16 1:58 Spotify
17 2:43 Spotify
18 2:55 Spotify
19 2:38 Spotify
20 1:25 Spotify
21 1:57 Spotify
22 2:08 Spotify
23 1:39 Spotify
24 2:27 Spotify
25 1:44 Spotify
26 1:23 Spotify
27 2:12
28 3:07 Spotify
29 1:47 Spotify
30 2:27 Spotify
31 2:18 Spotify
32 2:36 Spotify
33 2:26 Spotify
34 1:57 Spotify
35 0:30 Spotify
36 2:33 Spotify
37 0:15 Spotify
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