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Rockin’ Rabbis

Alternative Rock
Kenwick, Western Australia

From Google Play: “Sean Diggins once suggested that imagining “Devo [meeting] the tubes on an episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons beneath incisive satirical commentary from Johnny Rotten with a twist of acid” would have you well on the way to pinning down the music of Rockin' Rabbis.

Rockin' Rabbis were birthed late in 1987 and within a very short time they were packing venues with zany stage antics and musical mayhem.

Rockin' Rabbis recorded three albums. The first two, Noisy Little Sunbeams (1988) and Almost Live in the Batshed (1989), were recorded in a suburban shed and The Gospel Thrash Blues Cowpunk Humans from Another Millennium (1992) was recorded in 48hrs straight at Planet Studios with legendary John Villani and Ainslie Grosser.

The line-up changed a bit over the years, but the mainstays were Owen (the Sugarman) Beck on vocals and bass, Tim (Timmy Too Sweet) Halse on vocals and guitar and slide, Clive (Rockabilly) Smith on vocals and guitar and Ross (Rosco) White on drums. The juxtaposition of sweet female vocal harmonies were performed by various rabbettes over the years.

The band gradually wound down in 1993 and were resurrected for a single reunion gig in 2003. Description provided by artist representative”

Discography

1988 Noisy Little Sunbeams Batshed Productions
1989 Almost Live in the Bat Shed Batshed Productions
1992 The Gospel Thrash-Blues Cowpunk Humans From Another Millennium Batshed Productions

Noisy Little Sunbeams

1988 Batshed Productions (RRP 8801)

Tim “Timmy Twosweet” Halse – Electric guitar
Dave “Howling Wolf” Moore – Electric guitar
Clive “Rockabilly” Smith – Electric guitar
Owen “The Sugarman” Beck – Bass guitar
Roscoe White “Captain Goodvibes” – Drums
Cathy Eastman and Janelle McEwen “The Rockin’ Rabbetts” – Background vocals

  1. Sunbeam Bloomin’ Sunbeam
  2. No Way
  3. Good Books
  4. Sincerity
  5. Hold Me
  6. Dust My Broom
  7. Dig Your Own Grave
  8. I Don’t Want Your Sex
  9. Good News Blues
  10. Fool Questions
  11. Time to Kill
  12. Lullabye

Almost Live in the Bat Shed

1989 Batshed Productions (RRR8902)

Tim “Timmy Twosweet” Halse – Electric guitar
Clive “Rockabilly” Smith – Electric guitar
Owen “The Sugarman” Beck – Bass guitar
Roscoe White “Captain Goodvibes” – Drums
Cathy Eastman and Janelle McEwen “The Rockin’ Rabbetts” – Background vocals

  1. No Worries
  2. Salt and Salt
  3. Be Alert
  4. Gentlemen
  5. Nasal Bot
  6. Good Onya Mum
  7. I Love Jesus
  8. Saved
  9. Jesus on the Mainline
  10. Gospel Train
  11. Christian
  12. Twisted Scripture
  13. Just a Song
  14. All Mu Lovin'

The Gospel Thrash-Blues Cowpunk Humans From Another Millennium

1992 Batshed Productions

  1. Don't Throw out the Baby
  2. The Animal Song
  3. Psalm Xxiii
  4. Vasoline
  5. Death of a Barren Baron
  6. Summer Holiday
  7. IVF Program Blues
  8. To God Be the Glory
  9. Twisted Scriptures
  10. Be Alert
  11. Longone