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The Tremors
Date of Publication -18 February 2008
Submitted by: rockabilly_girl
Copyrights: The Tremors
Category: Modern Bands
Country: United States

Listen, if you dare, to a story so bizarre that it has been known to make women faint and grown men shriek in terror. Out of a time-rotted tomb crawls an unspeakable horror, the Tremors, the Scourge of the South. The dark and twisted tale of the Tremors begins in 1957, when AWOL marine and cough syrup addict, Stretch Armstrong(drums), met escaped mental patient, Jimmy Tremor(guitar, vocals) and former alligator wrestler, Slim Perkins(bass), at "The Happy Gizzard" a tar-paper shack that served as the local honky-tonk for the citizens of Sibly, NC. The trio was often seen blasting out the new Sun records of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins on the club's jukebox. By 1958, the boys had their own band and toured extensively on the "Chitlin' Circuit" of the deep south. Then came the fateful night in Birmingham, AL when the band was paid entirely in booze, resulting in the alcohol poisoning deaths of all three members.
When the bodies were shipped back to Sibly, the townspeople refused to let the Tremors be buried in the sacred ground of the church cemetary. As the stand-off between the next of kin and the towns-people ensued, the corpses began to mummify(probably due to their over-zealous consumption of "Pappy's corn juice" as Jimmy puts it) and the Tremors were soon back in show business touring with "Col. Bolt Upright's Cavalcade of Freaks and Oddities" out of Sherivport, LA. "The Zombie Hillbilly Band", as they were billed, was a strong draw(better than they ever did when they were alive) until the 1970's, when freak shows went out of public favor.
In 1981, the band was "abducted"(for a sum of $50) from Col. Upright by extraterrestials, from the planet Zorcon, who had recently receieved broadcast transmission of new singing sensation, Elvis Presley, and had set out across the universe to bring back a rock'n'roll specimen. Telepathically sensing
the vibrations of the "big beat" from Stretch's left hand, the aliens re-animated the boys, feeling that the "mummy" angle gave the band a much needed gimmick.
Once again the dixie-fried deviants were drawing crowds at their new home in the Zorconian Museum of Natural History. The Tremors were number one on the inter-planetary charts and there was even talk of a feature film. They had the galaxy in the palms of their hands and then disaster struck. Broadcast transmissions of the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show" reached Zorcon and the Tremors were returned to earth and exchanged for a band with a more "mop-top" appeal.
Since their return in 2003, the trio has released their earth-bound debut "the Scourge of the South", the "Uranium Rock EP"(in "Glow-in-the-Dark" cd & vinyl formats) and "Invasion of the Saucermen"(with 3 D "Tremorvision" graphics) on Brain Drain Records and moved to the thriving metropolis of Greensboro, NC, "where they have them newfangled movin' picture shows" says Stretch. They also frequent the city's many tattoo parlors, where, as Slim says "the needle reminds us of the pain of the living." Jimmy sums up the feeling of the band, "I'm sure glad they didn't bury us." Check out The Tremors at www.tremorsrockabilly.com.


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Discography

Brain Drain Records
Track Listing:
1.WWIII BOOGIE
2.INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN
3.SOMATOSE
4.IDLE HANDS
5.ATOMIC JESUS
6.JUNGLE FEVER
7.(I AIN'T NO) TWO TIMIN' MAN
8.DEVIL'S EYES
9.WORKIN' OVERTIME
10.TREAT ME RIGHT
11.THE STATE PATROL
12.SHAKIN' FROM SEIZURES
13.LATE NIGHT DRIVE-IN MONSTER SHOW
14.THE CRAWDAD SONG
Uranium Rock
Brain Drain Records
Formats: 7" Single and CD

Track Listing:
1.URANIUM ROCK
2.DRIVE-IN
3.MAKE WITH THE SHAKE
4.LOVIN' ON MY MIND
5.PILL POPPER*(CD bonus track)
6.HER LOVE RUBBED OFF*(CD bonus track)
The Scourge of the South
Brain Drain Records
Format: CD

Track Listing:
1.100 PROOF BLUS BOOGIE
2.MY KITTEN IS UP A TREE
3.ROCKIN ALL THE TIME
4.DANNY BLADE
5.IT'LL BE ME
6.PILL POPPER
7.REAL SHORT FUSE
8.RIOT
9.CALL TO MY REWARD
10.NERVOUS WRECK
11.MANIFESTATION
12.WHO TOOK MY BABY?
13.TREMORS BOP
Whippin' Boy
Brain Drain Records
Format: 7"

Track Listing:
1.(AIN'T GONNA BE YOUR) WHIPPIN' BOY
2.JINXED
Black Leather Sock Hop in Hell
Brain Drain Records
Format: 7" Red vinyl

1.End of Time
2.Slip of the Lip
3.Amnesia
4.Manifestation
Psychobilly Bloodbath
Brain Drain Records
Format: 7"

1.Psychobilly Bloothbath
2.Comatose
3.Psychosis
4.Stuck Up
Ubangi Stomp
Brain Drain Records
Format: CD

Track Listing:
1.(Ain't Gonna be Your) Whippin' Boy
2.Believe Me When I Say Rock'n'Roll is Here to Stay
3.Panic Attack
4.(I was a)Teenage Frankenstein
5.Culture Shock
6.Blind Eye
7.Slip of the Lip
7.Jinxed
8.Psychosis
9.Hole in My Heart
10.Amnesia
11.Havin' a Spell
12.Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
13.Keep a Knockin'

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The Tremors
Submitted by kitti (09 March 2008)
Listen, if you dare, to a story so bizarre that it has been known to make women faint and grown men shriek in terror. Out of a time-rotted tomb crawls an unspeakable horror, the Tremors, the Scourge of the South. The dark and twisted tale of the Tremors begins in 1957, when AWOL marine and cough...

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