The Fat Elvis

The Fat Elvis

by Big BoysBig Boys


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Released in conjunction with The Skinny Elvis, Fat Elvis compiles the later Big Boys releases -- Fun, Fun, Fun, Lullabies, and No Matter -- in one handy disc. As with its counterpart, the sound is perfect, the release notes thorough, and the reproductions of the original sleeves welcome. Also in common with Skinny, the best extra fun comes from the liner notes and archival photos. Offering up praise and recollections this time around are, among others, L.A. punk scenester Pleasant Gehman, Steve Albini (combative as always, but unreserved in his Boys worship), Jay Robbins, Sooyoung Park, and Skatemaster Tate. The latter offers a particular funny, brief story about seeing the young Red Hot Chili Peppers open for the Big Boys, dismissing them as "some kind of joke band" -- not too far off an assessment, frankly. Butthole Surfers drummer King Coffey tells the lead tale, enthusiastically explaining the Boys' importance to the early Austin, TX punk scene and how the Surfers benefitted from the Boys' help in adding them to bills and providing practice space. The photos cover everything from promo shots, in-studio snaps, live craziness (one pair shows the Boys on stage with Flipper covering Rick James' "Superfreak"), and a slew of flyers. A last mention at the end of the booklet describes the band as "the highest common denominators," well-deserved and accurate praise for a wonderful group.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/1993
Label: Touch & Go Records
UPC: 0036172079926
catalogNumber: 99
Rank: 38009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Boys   Primary Artist
Brent Fawns   Trumpet
Chris Gates   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nathan Gates   Trombone
Tim Kerr   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
David Kitto   Trombone
Fred Schultz   Drums,Background Vocals
Randy Turner   Vocals
Rey Washam   Drums
Gerald Grates   Turntables

Technical Credits

Big Boys   Contributor
Skatemaster Tate   Liner Notes
Spot   Producer
Steve Albini   Liner Notes
Bill Foster   Executive Producer
Pleasant Gehman   Liner Notes
David Holmes   Composer
John Mohr   Liner Notes
Jeff Nelson   Liner Notes
Peter Stahl   Liner Notes
Doktor Kosmos   Composer
Cindy Wujcik   Executive Producer
King Coffey   Liner Notes
Brian Brannon   Liner Notes
Jeff Newton   Liner Notes
Robert Lamm   Composer
James Leverton   Composer

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