DEVIL GIRLS WITH RAVEN HAIR (1958-1966) [LP] (250 RANDOMLY INSERTED &ACUTE;FIRE OF LOVE&ACUTE; RED, 250 RANDOMLY INSERTED &ACUTE;DEATH DISC&ACUTE; BLACK, GATEFOLD)
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Reissued for the first time on LP direct from the master tapes!
* Limited Edition (500) gatefold LP - 250 (randomly inserted) 'Fire Of Love' Red, 250 (randomly inserted) 'Death Disc' black.
* Exclusive liner notes by Alvin Lucia and unpublished original photos!
* Exclusive RSD 2017 release. No repress!
Direct from the master tapes for the first time on LP, come the original, earthshaking rockabilly/proto-gothabilly/country-noir-pop 45s of Jody Reynolds.
A seminal and influential figure, without Jody Reynolds there would be no Cramps, no Gun Club and no Bad Seeds. His first (and massive) 1958 hit 'Endless Sleep' spawned an entire genre/generation of Death Discs or Splatter Platters (Teen Angel, Leader Of The Pack etc. etc.).
Featured here are Reynolds' most notable and sultry sides, pulled from painfully rare 45s like 'Don't Jump' (a teen-suicide/cautionary tale produced by pop-svengali Lee Hazlewood), two rare duets with a pre-'Ode To Billie Joe' Bobbie Gentry and a brilliant and previously unreleased mournful murder-ballad.
Unjustly neglected, Jody Reynolds was a sublime and moody songsmith and performer, crafting etheric ballads ('The Girl With The Raven Hair'), smouldering rockers ('Fire Of Love') and twanging instrumentals ('Thunder') alike.
A1. (The Girl With The) Raven Hair A2. Devil Girl A3. Endless Sleep A4. Fire Of Love A5. Stranger In The Mirror (with Bobbie Gentry) A6. A Tear For Jesse A7. Stone Cold A8. The Storm A9. Requiem For Love (with Bobbie Gentry) B1. Where The Woodbyne Twynes B2. Don't Jump B3. Thunder B4. The Whipping Post B5. Makin' Out B6. Tight Capris B7. Tarantula B8. Raggedy Ann B9. The Big Tragedy