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Nuclear Hayride

by Johnny J And The Hitmen

High energy swingin' delta rockabilly fun, produced by the inimitable Alex Chilton.
Genre: Rock: 50's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Deal Me A New Deck
2:30 $0.99
2. Don't Wanna Work No More
2:34 $0.99
3. I Just Don't Care
2:17 $0.99
4. Gone For Good
2:17 $0.99
5. Big City Lights
2:39 $0.99
6. Don't Treat Me Like (I Treated You)
2:53 $0.99
7. Talkin' Bout You
1:59 $0.99
8. Michele Shock
2:05 $0.99
9. Might As Well Admit It
2:29 $0.99
10. Nuclear Hayride
2:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Nuclear Hayride

On a cold December night in 1984, Johnny J and the Hitmen (Johnny J, Dave Clements and Joey Torres) set to work on their first release, Nuclear Hayride. As the lights went on and the tape rolled , Producer Alex Chilton arrived from Memphis. The setting was Don Hull’s Nightshade Studio in Mid City New Orleans. The sessions produced Johnny J’s paean to blue-collar America “ I Don’t Want to Work No More”, and the hard-hitting love-gone-wrong energy of “I Just Don’t Care” (both selections -new takes on riff-driven rockabilly). Also included, the South Louisiana country-flavored “Don’t Treat Me Like I Treated You” to which Mr. Chilton lent backing vocals and piano. Roughing up the sonic landscape and stepping outside the lines are “Big City Lights” and the title track. This record was later released on the Great Southern label. This is a unique take on the rockabilly genre and a must-have for any fan of the genre.



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Richard Doredant

new orleans rock and roll
Jay is one of the worlds last rock and rollers.
this Cd is proof. hearing this music takes me back to the 80's at carrollton station, and the great shows they played there!

J.D. Smith

great cd. Tracks #3,6 9 and 10 are my favorite.
High energy and all original songs make this one of the best rockabilly style cds I've heard in a long time.