Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly

ROCKIN’ BONES: 1950S PUNK & ROCKABILLY (Rhino), a reverb-drenched four-CD set of blistering guitar abandon, establishes this Eisenhower-era crew of JDs as the original punk rockers. Assembled with the same fanaticism as Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets, 101 (!) tracks roll by, many rescued from undeserved obscurity. You’ve heard Texans Buddy Holly, Corky Jones (Buck Owens), “Thumper” Jones (yep, George), and Ronnie Dawson, whose manic voice graces the title track; there are many more here you’ll want to discover. Ignore the cheesy cover art and dive in.

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