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Charlie Megira & The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies

Boom Chaka Boom Boom

Charlie Megira’s self-reflexive final album found him far from his Beth She’an Valley home, but surrounded by a new cast of Hillbillies. After spending 15 years toying with goth, sound collage, grunge, and dark wave, Megira returned to his surf noir roots, a perfect bookend to a largely misunderstood career. Issued digitally in 2015 via Bandcamp, Boom Chaka Boom Boom is a sprawling mix of plunking country blues, Black Lodge terror, ambient montages, and noodling spaghetti western. Familiar hits like “At The Rasco” and “The Death Dance of the Busty Lifeguard” are revisited and reimagined as bongo-driven beatnik anthems. “We gave all we had to love,” he sings on “Smile Now Cry Later.” “We thought, nothing better to do.” A fitting end to a brilliant discography.

Track List

  1. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Turn Around
  2. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Oops!
  3. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Haven't The Poor People Suffered Enough
  4. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Bring Me The Head Of The Deckhand Boy
  5. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies A Whole Lot Of Nothing But The Blues
  6. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Dunkel Party
  7. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Smile Now, Cry Later
  8. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies The Death Dance of The Busty Hot Lifeguard Instructor Babe
  9. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies At The Rasco
  10. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Schmücke Dich O Liebe Seele