6. Room 209 (2005)
What the critics say about it: “when most bands try to hard to sound either like demented are go or nekromantix this band is one of the most original bands, but still has a old school psychobilly influence.” - some guy on Interpunk
Why it’s such a great album: In a scene plagued by bands who refuse to be anything but carbon copies of each other, the Gutter Demons managed to create an album which was distinctly psychobilly and yet had a strong individual flavour. Not only that but the mixing and production are spot on, one of the rare times that the chunky slaps of a double bass aren’t overpowered by chainsaw guitars and properly capture the feel of a live show. Including the obscure covers, the songs are tight, aggressive and punky without losing that catchy ‘billy swing: in short, if you’ve never listened to a psychobilly record before, this is where you want to start.
Must hear: Runaway Loco, Devil Horns