Norton’s Second Set of Out Of This World Wax Rarities Out Now!

Get ready to readjust the horizontal, as Norton Records has unleashed their second volume of forty-five interstellar overdrivin’ tracks digitized from 45s this week.  I Still Hate CD’s: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 2 hit all digital stores on Tuesday, just in time for all of your summer BBQ steak-outs and muffler-maulin’ holiday hop-ups, and the first 15 tracks of the set are streaming on AOL Spinner right now. It’s been a year and a half since the first volume of these rousing rarities, I Hate CD’s: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1, hit the stratosphere, and boy was it worth the wait!

Featuring blasters from the Del Tinos, Dictators, The Readymen, Gino Washington and more, I Still Hate CD’s delivers all the rock ‘em knock ‘em attitude of Vol. 1 and then some.  This raging collection also proudly celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 45 RPM format, and in addition to the aforementioned classic artists, spotlights some top rank contemporary garage legends including King Khan and founding Shangri-Las leader (of the pack) Mary Weiss.

In celebration of the release and following in the tradition of Vol. 1, Norton commissioned a period-style radio spot, full of authentic announcements and excerpts of tracks from Gino Washington, Little Johnny and the Silvertones, Pleasure Seekers and The Hentchmen.  And if this spot leaves you just aching to hear more, stay tuned to Nortonville for some exciting news in the coming weeks.  And buy I Still Hate CD’s!

Listen to tracks 1-15 of I Still Hate CDs on Spinner:

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About Norton:
Norton Records was founded in 1986 by Kicks magazine creators and members of The A-Bones, Miriam Linna and Billy Miller, initially as an avenue for releasing hard-to-find music and unissued recordings from hillbilly wild man Hasil Adkins.  Countless Adkins records later, Norton now boasts a catalog as rich as I Still Hate CD’s, running the gamut of the label’s patented “loud sound abundance” which currently rounds the bend with nearly 250 seven inchers, 150 heavily researched and annotated full-length LPs and  CDs and more – including significant vintage recordings ranging from historic excavations from rockabilly kingpin Charlie Feathers (track #24 on I Still Hate CD’s), to Danelectro deity Link Wray to Tacoma’s 60’s garage god originators The Sonics.

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What The Press said about I Hate CD’s: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1:

“Miller and Linna have established their own canon and sculpted a totally unique identity by cherrypicking their catalog from the detritus of rock & roll’s most hopeless talents.”Dusted Magazine

“If you’ve been attuned to the Norton ethos over the years, chances are the contents of this thing won’t surprise you much. It’s full of brawling garage-rock, demented novelty records, solid rhythm & blues obscurities, surfy lead guitars, untrained vocals, and bucketloads of energy…And despite focusing on mostly unknown old 45 sides, it’s not only for fanatics– a lot of this stuff (certainly not all of it, though) will have very broad appeal.”Pitchfork

“… the music represented in I Hate CDs: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1 shows the evolution of rock from garages and high school gyms to the darkened clubs of the punk scene. It’s an important historical document of music that otherwise might be lost to history, and, even better, it’s an enlightening exploration of the backwoods and fringes of the rock ‘n’ roll world.”Prefix Mag

“I don’t care how much music you own, unless you work for Norton, you are certain to hear something new.”
My Old Kentucky Blog

I Still Hate CD’s: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 2 Tracklist:

01 Gino Washington: Out of This World
02 Jolly Green Giants: Busy Body
03 Dixie Dee and the Rhythm Rockers: Maxine
04 Little Johnny and the Silvertones: Rock ‘Til the End of Time
05 King Khan: It’s a Lie
06 Excels: Let’s Dance
07 Jerry Lee Trio: Banshee
08 Del Tinos: Go Go Go
09 Mogen David and the Grapes of Wrath: Little Girls Gone
10 Nathaniel Mayer: I Don’t Want No Bald Headed Woman Telling Me What To Do
11 C.J. and the Casuals: Study Hall
12 Artesians: Trick Bag
13 Guitar Frank: Wild Track
14 Benny Joy: Little Red Book
15 Andre Williams and the Eldorados: Daddy Rolling Stone
16 Jades: Surfin’ Crow MP3
17 T. Valentine: Hello Lucille Are You a Lesbian?
18 Pleasure Seekers: What a Way To Die
19 Real Kids: Common at Noon
20 Tyrone Schmidling: You’re Gone I’m Left
21 Mary Weiss: Stop and Think It Over
22 Rivieras: Surfin’ Fun
23 Big Brown: My Testament
24 Charlie Feathers: We’re Getting Closer to Being Apart
25 Arthur Lee and The American Four: Stay Away
26 Jackie and The Cedrics: Scalping Party
27 Ron Haydock: 99 Chicks
28 Church Keys: Viva Viva Rock and Roll
29 Figures of Light: It’s Lame MP3
30 Jaguars: Railroad Drag
31 Readymen: Disintegration
32 Gene Summers: Fancy Dan
33 Hentchmen: So Many Girls
34 Little Victor: Papa Lou and Gran
35 Dictators: 16 Forever
36 Lewis Reed: Merry-Go-Round
37 Saxons: Camel Walk
38 Carl Canida: Party Date
39 Poontang Perkins: Put De Pot on Mary
40 Bob Vidone and the Rhythm Rockers: Weird
41 Rudy Ray Moore: Rally in the Valley
42 Mighty El Dukes: Walking Beside You
43 Elroy Dietzel: Rock-N-Bones
44 Mad Mike and The Maniacs: Quarter to Four
45 Rhythm Tones: Wobble Wickie

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