DEAN CARTER : “CALL OF THE WILD!” CD……My f…

DEAN CARTER : “CALL OF THE WILD!” CD……

My first impression of this guy’s heroic, unhinged 1967 take on “Jailhouse Rock” when I heard it on a bootleg called “Ear Piercing Punk” was that I needed to grow up a bit, get some hair on my chest & come back in a few years when I could really handle it. Recently, a friend made me a compact disc recording of this 2002 collection of DEAN CARTER‘s 1959-69 works, most of them unreleased, and I heard that original 45 again with new ears. What a “gas” it is — a truly wacked piece of freeform insanity, with an assload of instrumentation squalling in every corner as Carter revs up his best (worst) Elvis impression. To help you relate, here’s a snippet I stole from “The Seth Man”‘s review of it on Julian Cope’s site:

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