Release : Dec 13, 2006
Catalog Number: RESISTANCE005
Notes: No new songs, but “covers” of many of the various songs they played live over the years.
Press Release Dec. 1, 2006
Dead Men Walking : Graveyard Smashes Volume 1
GRAVEYARD SMASHES VOLUME 1 is the latest release from the legendary DEAD MEN WALKING.
For the first time ever, you can hear all the classic songs associated with this amazing rock and roll line up RECORDED IN THE STUDIO.
Dead Men Walking is a unique blend of the instrumental and vocal talents of all four members.
On drums, the world’s only stand up drummer – Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats On bass – the people’s punk and Blah party leader – Captain Sensible of The Damned On guitar – Spear Of Destiny’s master of the dark arts – Kirk Brandon On harmonica and electro acoustic guitar the Welsh balladeer – Mike Peters of The Alarm.
Graveyard Smashes Volume 1 features Dead Men Walking versions of The Damned’s all time punk rock classic – ‘New Rose’ , Stray Cats rockabilly rumble – ‘Runaway Boys’, Theatre Of Hate’s visionary – ‘[Do You Believe In The] Westworld and The Alarm’s punk and roll anthem – ’45 R.P.M.’
Backed up with reworked versions of Alarm/Damned/Spear/Stray Cat gems such as ‘Up For Murder’, ‘Liberator’, ‘Little Miss Prissy’ and ‘Love Song’, the 14 track CD Graveyard Smashes Volume 1 is serious testament to the originality of the Dead Men Walking completed by an amazing Kirk Brandon lead re-read of Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’.
Recorded at the same time as the soon to be released in 2007 debut album of ‘new’ material that the Dead Men completed during the recent U.K. tour this album lays to rest the ghost of Dead Men past and resurrects the spirit of the Dead Men future!