AUSTRIA ISN'T SHAPED LIKE A BIZARRE GUITAR BY ACCIDENT
... IT'S BECAUSE WE ROCK!!!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. VIII
As you might know, the typical image of Austria is a very romantic one: an idyllic country, blessed with beautiful nature – a place where everything is right with the world and we have, so to speak a holy Sunday; in other countries, you can shop 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not so in Austria - shopping centers and most of the supermarkets are usually closed on Sundays. If you visit our country, this may be a bit unusual, but this limited shopping opportunity is quite normal for Austrians … and you won't believe it, on many a Sunday a lot of Austrian Rock’n’Rollers wake up with a hangover after partying and celebrating Rock’n’Roll for too long the night before and so here we have the rocking, swinging and surfing soundtrack for your next Schnitzelbilly party – Austria isn’t shaped like a bizarre guitar by accident – it’s because we rock!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. VII
Due to the sad and maybe a bit to optimistic linernotes on Schnitzelbilly Vol. 6 back in 2020, let’s get back to the really important things in life: Austria and beer - Austria is always at the forefront when it comes to beer consumption. Mr. and Mrs. Austria drink about 100 liters of beer per person a year - quite a lot! It is not for nothing that we are often referred to as the worlds beer nation, with an average of 103 liters per capita in 2020. Here in Europe were only the Czechs with 143 liters and the Germans 104 liters are thirstier - and to round off the extensive information, there is another piece of remarkable information: one of the Austrian places with the strangest name in german-speaking countries, Fucking, was renamed to Fugging, but that doesn't matter because everyone knows anyway: Austria isn’t shaped like a bizarre guitar by accident – it’s because we rock!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. VI
Austria 2020, a hard time for all creative artists, live shows were cancelled, no festivals could be played, no concerts to rock, high loss of earnings for the artists; but music and Austria has an intimate liaison. Because music enjoys a very special status in Austria and has always been an integral part of our culture. In classical music, Vienna is called the "world city of music" but also a lot of Austrian rockers between Neusiedlersee and Bodensee have a high priority. Times of crisis makes music even more important and to put it dramatically, the Austrian rockin’ scene has risen from the ashes like a phoenix, because as you already know: Austria isn’t shaped like a bizarre guitar by accident – it’s because we rock!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. III
You probably know, that the country of Johann Strauss, Joseph Haydn, Anton Bruckner and Franz Schubert is a long way away from the Rockabilly capital, Memphis, Tennessee. But only geographically - distance doesn’t dull the raw rebel vibe of great Austrian Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll acts. Now, with Volume Three, we have another four fantastic rockin’ and rollin’ Austrian bands, among them two Austrian chart-breakers, on the Schnitzelbilly compilation. You’re gonna be convinced: Austria isn’t shaped like a bizarre guitar by accident – it’s because we rock!!!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. V
As diverse as the landscape of our country, from the snowy Tyrol and Vorarlberg mountaints over the shallows of the danube river to the sun-drenched pannonian lowlands of the Burgenland, are varieties of Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll music in Austria. This time we probably show the widest range of styles in the Austrian rockin' scene since launching our Schnitzelbilly series. From Countrybilly over classic 50s Rock'n'Roll to American Jim Bumm music, everything that Austrian rockers have to offer, is represented here - and you once again be convinced: Austria isn't shaped like a bizarre guitar by accident - it's because we rock!!!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. II
After listening to Schnitzelbilly #1, we are guessing you already know that beside it’s unique and world-famous sights – St. Stephen's Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, Mirabell Palace, the Golden Roof or the world’s oldest zoo in the Schönbrunn Palace gardens – Austria also has a whole lotta attractions rockin’-wise. This second Schnitzelbilly compilation once again offers you a peep into the frantic Rock’n’Roll kitchens of four Schnitzel-lovin' Austrian Rockabilly acts! So start your turntable, put the needle on the vinyl and you will hear it one more time:
Austria isn’t shaped like a bizarre guitar by accident – it’s because we rock!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. IV
From the country that brings Kaiserschmarrn, Sachertorte, Mozartkugeln, Mannerschnitten, and of course Wiener Schnitzel to you, here it is: Volume four of our Schnitzelbilly – Rockabilly Made in Austria Vinyl series. But our country is not only well-known for its culinary delicacies – maybe you have heard about Austrian villages with names that sound a bit strange in the English language: Assling, Stocking and Fucking. But in order to end the whole thing in a serious way: Also psychoanalysis was founded in Austria by Sigmund Freud. His teachings are still used today and hotly debated - worldwide. Austria isn’t shaped like a bizarre guitar by accident – it’s because we rock!!!
ROCKABILLY MADE IN AUSTRIA VOL. I