Voodoo Rhythm Records releases third volume in compilation series
Because Voodoo Rhythm Records was founded by Swiss singer/songwriter Reverend Beat-Man, there are a lot of people who have come to associate the label with the growing one-man band movement. It’s true, the label has in fact worked with a handful of international one-man bands throughout the years – King Automatic, John Schooley, Elvis Pummel, and Urban Junior, to name a few – but there is no such criteria for the bands he chooses to bring aboard. Quite simply, what Beat-Man looks for in the artists he works with is originality and a sound that moves him. Operating thus, he has brought on artists whose sounds have been stamped primitive rock’n’roll, blues trash, Cajun-core, gospel punk, gypsy funeral jazz, Eurobilly, surreal folk, outlaw country, and garage rock, among several others.
On the Voodoo Rhythm Records Vol. 3 compilation release, the twenty-one well-chosen tracks include such artists as The Dead Brothers, Possessed by Paul James, Sixtyniners, Bob Log III, Delaney Davidson, Hipbone Slim and the Knee Tremblers, Movie Star Junkies, King Khan and His Shrines, and Reverend Beat-Man himself. As Beat-Man has claimed of the compilation on more than one occasion, it’s “All killer, no filler!”
With nearly a hundred releases under the label’s belt to date, between CD and DVD and vinyl format, one can only surmise that Beat-Man and co. are doing something right. In fact, in addition to the label’s Records to ruin any party! slogan, there is another that states, We make a junkie out of everybody! Well, I don’t know about everybody, but they’ve certainly made a junkie of me.