The Freaks Hall: Dick Dale

Dick Dale

Class of 2014

Born: May 4, 1937, Boston, MA

Selected Discography: 

Surfer’s Choice (1962, Deltone)

King of the Surf Guitar (1963, Capitol)

Checkered Flag (1963, Capitol)

Mr. Eliminator (1964, Capitol)

Summer Surf (1964, Capitol)

Rock Out with Dick Dale and His Del-Tones: Live at Ciro’s (1965, Capitol)

Greatest Hits (1975, GNP Crescendo)

The Tigers Loose (1983, Balboa)

Tribal Thunder (1993, HighTone)

Unknown Territory (1994, HighTone)

Calling Up Spirits (1996, Beggar’s Banquet)

The Phantom Surfers and Dick Dale (1996, Crown)

Better Shred Than Dead: The Dick Dale Anthology (1997, Rhino)

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Discogs

Official Site

The Freaks Hall: The Cramps

The Cramps

Class of 2014

Formed: 1976, New York, NY

Members:

Lux Interior
Poison Ivy Rorschach
Bryan Gregory
Miriam Linna
Nick Knox
Kid Congo Powers
Fur Dixon
Candy Del Mar
Slim Chance
Jim Sclavunos
Harry Drumdini
Chopper Franklin

Selected Discography:

Gravest Hits (1979, Illegal Records)

Songs The Lord Taught Us (1980, Illegal Records)

Psychedelic Jungle (1981, I.R.S.)

Smell of Female (1983, Big Beat)

Off The Bone (1983, Illegal Records)

Bad Music For Bad People (1984, I.R.S.)

A Date With Elvis (1986, Big Beat)

Rockin’ n’ Reelin’ in Auckland New Zealand XXX (1987, Vengeance)

Stay Sick! (1990, Enigma)

Look Mom, No Head (1991, Enigma)

Flamejob (1994, The Medicine Label)

Big Beat From Badsville (1997, Epitaph)

Fiends of Dope Island (2003, Vengeance)

How To Make A Monster (2004, Vengeance)

File Under Sacred Music, Early Singles 1978-1981 (2012, Munsters)

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Official Website

The Freaks Hall: The Chocolate Watchband

The Chocolate Watchband

Class of 2017

Formed: 1965, Los Altos, CA

Members:

Mark Loomis
David Aguilar
Sean Tolby
Bill Flores
Gary Andrijasevich
Danny Phay
Ned Torney

Selected Discography: 

No Way Out (1967, Tower)

The Inner Mystique (1968, Tower)

One Step Beyond (1969, Tower)

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Discogs

Official Website

The Freaks Hall: Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton

Class of 2016

Born: December 28, 1950, Memphis, TN

Died: March 17, 2010, New Orleans, LA

Selected Discography: 

With the Box Tops 

The Letter/Neon Rainbow (1967, Bell)

Cry Like A Baby (1968, Bell)

Non-Stop (1968, Bell)

With Big Star

#1 Record (1972, Ardent/Stax)

Radio City (1974, Ardent/Stax)

Third/Sister Lovers (1978, PVC)

Solo

Like Flies on Sherbert (1979, Peabody)

Bach’s Bottom (1980, Line)

Live In London (1982, Aura)

High Priest (1989, New Rose/Big Time)

Cliches (1993, Ardent)

A Man Called Destruction (1995, Ardent)

Cubist Blues (w/Alan Vega & Ben Vaughn (1996, Light In the Attic)

1970 (1996, Ardent)

Loose Shoes and Tight Pussy (1999, Last Call/Bar None)

Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (2011, Omnivore Recordings)

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The Freaks Hall: Buzzcocks

BUZZCOCKS

Class of 2017

Formed: 1976, Bolton, England.

Members:

Pete Shelley
Howard Devoto
Steve Diggle
Steve Garvey
John Maher

Selected Discography:

Spiral Scratch (1977, New Hormones)

Another Music In A Different Kitchen (1978, United Artists)

Love Bites (1978, United Artists)

A Different Kind of Tension (1979, United Artists)

Singles Going Steady (1979, I.R.S./United Artists)

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Buzzcocks.com

The Freaks Hall: Captain Beefheart

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

Class of 2016

Born: Don Vilet, January 15, 1941, Glendale, CA

Died: December 17, 2010, Arcata, CA

Selected Discography: 

Safe As Milk (1967, Buddah)

Strictly Personal (1968, Blue Thumb)

Trout Mask Replica (1969, Straight)

Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970, Straight)

Mirror Man (1971, Buddah)

The Spotlight Kid (1972, Reprise)

Unconditionally Guaranteed (1974, Mercury)

Bluejeans & Moonbeams (1974,  Mercury)

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (1978, Warner Bros.)

Doc At the Radar Station (1980, Virgin)

Ice Cream For Crow (1982, Epic/Virgin)

Grows Fins: Rarities 1965-1982 (5 x CD) (1999, Revanant)

Bat Chain Puller (2012, Zappa)

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Captain Beefheart Radar Station

The Freaks Hall: Johnny Burnette & the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio

JOHNNY BURNETTE & THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TRIO

Class of 2014

Formed: 1952, Memphis, TN

Members:

Dorsey Burnette
Johnny Burnette
Paul Burlison

Selected Discography: 

Johnny Burnette & the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio (1956, Coral Records)

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The Freaks Hall: Lester Bangs

LESTER BANGS

Class of 2014

Born: December 14, 1948, Escondido, California

Died:  April 30, 1982, New York, New York

Rolling Stone magazine, 1969-73

Creem magazine, 1970-76, editor 1971-76

Freelance writer, 1976-82

Bibliography:

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic, collected writings, Greil Marcus, ed. Anchor Press, 1988.
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, collected writings, John Morthland, ed. Anchor Press, 2003.

Discography:

Let It Blurt/Live (1979, Spy)
Lester Bangs & the Delinquents – Jook Savages On The Bravos (1981, Live Wire)
Birdland With Lester Bangs (1986, Add On)

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Discogs

Rolling Stone

Rockcritics.com