Pete "Mad Daddy" Myers was an Akron, Ohio-based radio DJ whose wild persona was matched by the unhinged, raucous records he played. This compilation features a number of these, and serves as a fine primer for anyone interested in what later became the basis of inspiration for bands like The Cramps.
"Vintage late-'50s rock and swing, featuring classic cuts from his playlists at WJW Cleveland...Includes blistering R'n'R, madcap sax-drenched raunch, and some of the strangest tunes ever. All tracks remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine's Dave Henderson." - Cherry Red
"His show was groundbreaking, featuring the high-energy music of his day, made by blacks, whites and Hispanics, the stuff universally reviled by older folks; this was pure gold for The Mad Daddy and his following, all of those impressionable, horned-out, delinquent ears waiting in the darkness of a Cleveland night, including one Erick Lee Purkhiser, later Lux Interior...The show was littered with continuous sound effects, maniacal laughter, and tons of runaway repeat-echo, all to the accompaniment of some of the most wigged-out tunes ever captured on vinyl." - Louder Than War