Various – Frat Rock! The Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Party Tunes Of All Time
Label: Rhino Records – RNLP 70136
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Laminated Cover: VG++
Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock
Style: Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock
A1 The Kingsmen – Louie Louie
A2 Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Wolly Bully
A3 The Swingin' Medallions – Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
A4 The Human Beinz – Nobody But Me
A5 The Isley Brothers – Twist And Shout
A6 The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy
B1 The Troggs – Wild Thing
B2 The Strangeloves – I Want Candy
B3 The Righteous Brothers – Little Latine Lupe Lu
B4 The Gentrys – Keep On Dancing
B5 The Surfaris – Wipe Out
B6 The Dynatones – Shout
Artwork By [Art Direction] – Don Brown
Artwork By [Design] – Michelle Laurencot
Compiled By – Gary Stewart, Richard Foos
Liner Notes – Gene Sculatti
Photography [Cover] – Phil Saltonstall
Technician [Digital Prep And Transfers] – Bill Inglot, Ken Perry
FRAT ROCK!-VARIOUS ARTISTS: The term "Frat Rock" could not have existed without John Belushi's star making turn as ANIMAL HOUSE's supreme slob Bluto Blutarski; Rhino Records' toga-party-till-you-puke roundup boasts gobs of timeless trash in tribute.
Unfortunately, that all important sonic blast of gospel greatness SHOUT is neither the Isley Brothers' original nor Otis Day and the Knights' rendition from the movie, but an unknown group called THE DYNATONES. No matter...you can still marvel at one hit wonders the Human Beinz' powerhouse pummeling of NOBODY BUT ME, bask in the frantic funk frenzy of Sly Stone's call and response DANCE TO THE MUSIC, and soak up the normally saccharine Righteous Brothers' most blue-eyed soul moment, the rollicking LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU.
There's also the Swingin' Medallions' lust-encrusted DOUBLE SHOT (OF MY BABY'S LOVE), the astounding soul power of teenaged Stevie Winwood's GIMME SOME LOVIN' and the cheesy Tex Mex madness of Sam the Sham's WOOLY BULLY...I could go on, but I hear a Pabst Blue Ribbon or three callin' my name. This greasy RNB-laced drunken singalong platter is worth its weight in bottle caps.
The Troggs - Wild Thing
Isley Brothers - Twist And Shout
"Twist And Shout" was written by Phil Medley and Bert Russell and was first recorded as "Shake It Up, Baby" by the Top Notes in 1960 with a very young Phil Spector producing. This recording flopped. Then the Isley Brothers decided to have a go at it, and Bert Russell changed the title to "Twist And Shout". Their recording with Ron Isley doing the lead vocal went to #17 on the pop charts during the summer of '62. The following year, the Beatles would famously cover the tune with John Lennon singing lead.
Righteous Brothers - Little Latin Lupe Lu (Shindig! 1964)
Kingsmen - Louie Louie