iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Peanut Butter Rock and Roll by Hasil Adkins, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Peanut Butter Rock and Roll

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Editors’ Notes

Before his rediscovery in the mid-'80s, Hasil Adkins wrote thousands of songs, the majority of them recorded in the tarpaper shack behind his boyhood home in Boone County, W.V. After Norton Records introduced Hasil to the general public, he and the label sifted through a mountain of unreleased tapes that dated back to the '50s. Peanut Butter Rock and Roll is the second collection drawn from these tapes, and it's just as good as the first, Out to Hunch. These songs form a story of a boy who discovered the structures of Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, and Little Richard and made them his own. His motor has two primary gears: a twitchy, froglike hop and a rumbling one-chord cruise. The twitchy songs are probably more well-known because they're truer to Adkins’ hyperactive nature, but it’s astounding to see what he could pull off with one chord, as on “Come On and Do the Shake with Me,” a droning groove that would be the envy of The Velvet Underground or Suicide. Even better are the oddities, among them a minor-chord ballad called “Woke Up This Morning” and a tremendous reimagining of “The Banana Boat Song.”

Biography

Born: 29 April 1937 in Madison, WV

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Hasil Adkins was a one of a kind rockabilly lunatic whose life and music were bizarre enough that if they had been a work of fiction, no one with any sense would have ever believed it. A frantic one-man band who bashed out ultra-crude rock & roll tunes about sex, chicken, and decapitation into a wheezing reel-to-reel tape machine in a West Virginia shack, Adkins spent most of his life making...
Full bio
Peanut Butter Rock and Roll, Hasil Adkins
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Followers

Contemporaries