Prime Music
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Loud, Fast & Out Of Control: The Wild Sounds of '50s Rock
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Loud, Fast & Out Of Control: The Wild Sounds of '50s Rock Box set


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Box set, May 18, 1999
"Please retry"
$147.99 $70.98

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: May 18, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00000IQ17
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,575 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. C'Mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
2. B-I-Bickey-BI, Bo-Bo-Go - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
3. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
4. Rock Billy Boogie - Johnny Burnette
5. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
See all 24 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
2. Let's Have A Party - Wanda Jackson
3. Rave On - Buddy Holly
4. Action Packed - Ronnie Dee
5. Red Hot - Billy Riley The Little Green Men
See all 27 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
2. Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
3. Raw-Hide - Link Wray & The Wraymen
4. Who Do You Love? - Bo Diddley
5. See You Later, Alligator - Bill Haley & His Comets
See all 28 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man - Buddy Holly
2. Somethin' Else - Eddie Cochran
3. Crazy Man, Crazy - Bill Haley With Haley's Comets
4. The Train Kept A-Rollin' - The Johnny Burnette Trio Johnny, Dorsey & Paul
5. Number 9 Train - Tarheel Slim
See all 25 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

"Communist, Eastern European countries... may have come up with Karl Marx," punk entrepreneur Brett Gurewitz once said, "and they may have come up with Trotsky, but they'll never come up with Chuck Berry." The 1950s' rock revolution, this four-CD box is designed to remind us, led to more than just Happy Days and Grease; it was part and parcel of the movement for social change in racial and sexual terms that, like the music, was impossible to stop. Of course, it sounded great, too. ("That ain't no freight train that you hear rollin' down the railroad tracks," the Coasters remind us near the end of disc one. "That's a country-born piano man playin' in between the cracks.") Loud, Fast & Out of Control offers its share of the usual oldies-radio fodder, but also tosses in countless little-heard gems, from Gene Vincent's "B-I-Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Go" (with Cliff Gallup serving up several of rockabilly's most inspired, unhinged guitar solos) and several Johnny Burnette Trio singles to Little Richard's towering title song for The Girl Can't Help It, the Johnny Otis Show's "Crazy Country Hop," and Carl Perkins's "Put Your Cat Clothes On." --Rickey Wright

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
17
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 20 customer reviews
True attitude of rock and roll.
Bob Martinez
This is a rocking collection of songs the scared the bejesus out of our grandparents in the 50's!
FL music fan
If this is the compilers wish, they can breathe easier.
Brian O'Marra

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Brian O'Marra on January 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The intent of the compilers is to give the 50's music the credibility and relevance it deserves. It is true that 60's and 70's music is filed in stores by artist, and with the excetion of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, or Jerry Lee Lewis, 50's music is relegated to oldies bins.
In addition, this decade has been associated with Doo Wop, slow ballads (Earth Angel, for example) and Sock Hops. The box presents the music as it was intended: dangerous, rebellious music.
To set this tone, the odd discs open with famous audio bites where religious figures, political figures were condemning rock and roll and trying to ban it. The even discs close with these. One you might remember: "Rock and Roll has got to go...We're all through playing Rock & Roll" This soundbite in an imaginative move closes the box completely at the end of disc four.
If this is the compilers wish, they can breathe easier. They have accomplished their objective many times over. When one plays these tracks, excitement, and awesome energy emerges. Stagger Lee, La Bamba, and a slew of obscure tracks are deserving of repeated listenings.
The accompanying booklet is well assembled, with lots of liner notes under each track, photos of the artist, and introductory notes that defend the motive of this box. The sound quality is topnotch. But why wouldn't it be with restoration wizard Bill Inglot at the helm. Force fade-outs that were applied to these tracks over the years are gone, so the songs have sharp cold drop offs as was intended.
The only beefs one can find, is some songs were left off seemingly due to the fact they don't fit the title of the set (Loud, Fast, and Out of Control).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Manning on March 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Well I'll be the first to tell you that selling my soul for rock and roll has not payed such great dividends. Yes, I live in a cardboard box down by the river, and as such cannot afford this lushly packaged and produced product from the often genius (but never completely perfect) folks down at Rhino. But, if I could.... Wow what a collection! The thing about golden era fifties rock and roll groups (Elvis, B. Holly, C. Berry, seveal others accepted) was that most only had two or three or four great songs. This box set has (most) of them all! Now, I'm not going to waste your time telling what's all not here. Just look what IS here... one hit wonders, obscure should have been hits, and many many geniuses of deliquent music (link wray rules my world!). this is the stuff (along w/ bee bop) that came at a great time in recorded music and seperated the old (what they are calling "Roots Music" on PBS now) and the new. Finally, I think this collection should put to rest the old faulty theory that rock and roll is "white" music. Many of the men who recorded, produced, and wrote much of the songs were black and were not being ripped off any more than their white brothers.
So, in conclusion, if you are gainfully employed and can miss a night of drinking at a upright type of bar that uses glasses and what not, buy this c.d. collection. Then sell it to me at your garage sale.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. Kerr on April 4, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a great set of '50's music, and standing alone it is pretty essential stuff. However, if you have already bought Rhino's Rockin' Bones set, you can pretty much dispose with picking this one up. That set has most of the rarities this one has at far below the larcenous prices some sellers ask.

Whereas Rockin' Bones is more narrowly focused on '50's Rockabilly, this one casts a broader net and revels more in music that the compilers envision the '50's juvenile delinquent set may have listened to. An interesting concept, but most any serious music collector is likely to already posess the rare cuts not on Rockin' Bones.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob Martinez on August 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Rhino does it again! This stuff is dangerous! True attitude of rock and roll. Includes the first record I ever bought in 1953, Crazy, Man, Crazy by Bill Haley & his Comets and the rest is just incredible. There is just too much good stuff and good rockin' to mention. Whether you lived through it, are fascinated by it or are just curious and academic about it, this boxed set is an important chapter of American music. Real music! You can almost smell the leather and the burning rubber. A boxed set you'll go back to again and again. Pure fun!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. dolce on August 17, 2001
Format: Audio CD
"Happy Days" never existed, at least not in the '50's. That decade was in reality the beginning of the "Culture Wars" of social liberation and the opening salvo was the arrival of the "filthy, degenerate devil music" (not my words but I forget whose) known as rock and roll. Rhino records brings back this period with this issue; four cd's containing one hundred four of the wildest songs in rock's history. Most of the classic performers (Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis) are represented, as well as some period performers (Wanda Jackson, Vince Taylor) and some one-hit wonders (the Viscounts, Warren Smith). The collection mixes classic songs with more little known numbers. Bill Haley's version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" is replaced by the much more satisfying version by Joe Turner and several other songs which would be covered more famously appear.(I wish somebody would cover Wynonie Harris' "Lovin' Machine". Place and time notwithstanding it's probably the most subversive song in the set). In addition, about 40% of the material is performed by black artists, representing a fact that was not lost on the critics of rock and roll at the time. The crystal clear digital remix seems to give the music even more of an edge. My only complaint is that there wasn't enough of it. This collection is further evidence that rock and roll is one of the world's most powerful forces. If you love it and you're not a serious '50's collector, get this set.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?