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(Daily Mail)   University professor embarks on a 10 year project to document Americans that embrace the "Rockabilly Lifestyle" and makes some very interesting discoveries. In other news, there are Americans who embrace the "Rockabilly Lifestyle"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 68
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2014-01-27 12:11:51 PM  
I kind of dig on the women's fashion. The third picture in particular give a nice look at what I'm talking about.
 
2014-01-27 12:16:15 PM  
Is that what we're calling Hipsters nowadays?
 
2014-01-27 12:21:59 PM  
umm, hot rod/rockabilly/tiki culture ("kulture") has been popular for the better part of a decade now.
 
2014-01-27 12:22:02 PM  
Yes there is.  I had one of those buf-puft asshole wannabes living above me when I was going to school.  He had his schtick down pat, including his penchant for practicing "Stray Cat Strut" on his shiatty Gibson clone at 3:30 in the morning until the the day he was evicted. I honestly think that every person in the apartment building called the police on him at one time or another.

/CSB, yo.
 
2014-01-27 12:26:11 PM  

doublesecretprobation: umm, hot rod/rockabilly/tiki culture ("kulture") has been popular for the better part of a decade now.


Decade? The Stray Cat Strut was released in 1981.
 
2014-01-27 12:50:23 PM  
Needs more George Bedard.
 
2014-01-27 12:58:18 PM  

Bob Falfa: Decade? The Stray Cat Strut was released in 1981.


i was referring to the modern revival.
 
2014-01-27 12:59:17 PM  
University professor embarks on a 10 year project to document Americans that embrace the "Rockabilly Lifestyle" and makes some very interesting discoveries.

Discovery #1: Every single one of them owns a kidney-shaped coffee table.
 
2014-01-27 01:27:20 PM  
Near as I can tell, most of them are Asian now.
 
2014-01-27 02:18:43 PM  

sigdiamond2000: University professor embarks on a 10 year project to document Americans that embrace the "Rockabilly Lifestyle" and makes some very interesting discoveries.

Discovery #1: Every single one of them owns a kidney-shaped coffee table.


Lulz. And cheap, ironic beer causes a disproportionately high level of brain damage.
 
2014-01-27 02:28:36 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: I kind of dig on the women's fashion. The third picture in particular give a nice look at what I'm talking about.


Amen, brother.
 
2014-01-27 02:30:11 PM  
Has subby forgotten entirely about Brian Setzer?

\glad to see Stray Cat Strut mentioned
 
2014-01-27 02:31:54 PM  
Like a weirder version of the Amish.
 
2014-01-27 02:36:17 PM  
Been going on since the 50s over here
 
2014-01-27 02:37:28 PM  
Living the Fallout life wouldn't be so bad.
 
2014-01-27 02:41:54 PM  
Except for the photos being in color (as opposed to the "help"), any of them could be from my upbringing and the photos in my house.

/old
 
2014-01-27 02:47:36 PM  

Bob Falfa: Is that what we're calling Hipsters nowadays?


Sort of, but without the douche.
 
2014-01-27 02:49:13 PM  
And none of the women shave or nor trim their copious furburgers, as was the style of the time.
 
2014-01-27 02:52:47 PM  

doublesecretprobation: Bob Falfa: Decade? The Stray Cat Strut was released in 1981.

i was referring to the modern revival.


Examples please

/not snark
//old, out of touch and not trendy
 
2014-01-27 02:58:49 PM  
One of the cashiers at the Costco I patronize is a Rockabilly chick. She's a little pudgy, but damn if I don't go to her register every time I check out.
 
2014-01-27 03:00:24 PM  
KCMU-KEXP radio in Seattle has a show called Shake the Shack that has been playing Rockabilly music since 1986. There are a lot of good Rockabilly songs.
 
2014-01-27 03:03:35 PM  
Only open to caucasians.
 
2014-01-27 03:04:55 PM  
Missing are the huge standing ashtrays overflowing with Lucky Strike butts.
 
2014-01-27 03:09:27 PM  

EatenTheSun: Near as I can tell, most of them are Asian now.


As with everything else, the Japanese take it to an extreme.

assets.vice.com
 
2014-01-27 03:12:25 PM  
Heh...Check this out. There's a dream home for one of these folks in beautiful Sulphur Springs, Texas!
 
2014-01-27 03:13:55 PM  
This is a culture I would gladly embrace fully. I love the esthetic, and miss the sturdiness of things of yore. I also enjoy campy, kitcshy fashion and furniture. Yardsales are a great source for finding such wondrous items :).

/i also like the music, but am also a metalhead, hope that wouldn't disqualify me.
//don't want a caddy though, i'll take a classic T-bird thx.
 
2014-01-27 03:15:55 PM  
I'll be back when this gets interesting.
 
2014-01-27 03:16:41 PM  
If you want to see this in full force hit the San Berdoo Auto Swap. While I don't have it in me to invest the time or money into another uniform (I did enough of that being punk) I think it looks pretty slick.
 
2014-01-27 03:16:44 PM  

airsupport: And none of the women shave or nor trim their copious furburgers, as was the style of the time.


I live in a house where I work six days a week and still have to cook, do the related shopping, do the laundry, manage homework/bathtime/bedtime, take care of the yard and vehicle maintenance... and I still have to listen to her biatch because the house is a wreck.

I'd take a 50's chick with a bush any day after dealing with the end result of women's lib for the past decade.

/it's not like she trims her bush either
//sometimes I get lucky and she'll at least do her legs
///sad face
 
2014-01-27 03:23:50 PM  

doublesecretprobation: umm, hot rod/rockabilly/tiki culture ("kulture") has been popular for the better part of a decade now.


You missed hillbilly surf.
 
2014-01-27 03:29:59 PM  

Odd Bird: doublesecretprobation: Bob Falfa: Decade? The Stray Cat Strut was released in 1981.

i was referring to the modern revival.

Examples please

/not snark
//old, out of touch and not trendy


George Bedard.  Kingpins, Bonnevilles, or ad hoc groups.  He's not solely rockabilly, and he isn't a 'revival' --  he's been doing it very well since roughly forever.  Check out some Youtubes - he's always having fun, and so are his audiences.
 
2014-01-27 03:33:07 PM  
Agh.  I should have been more careful.  Note:  "George Bedard and the Kingpins" is not at all the same as "The Kingpins" that you've heard of.
 
2014-01-27 03:33:56 PM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: airsupport: And none of the women shave or nor trim their copious furburgers, as was the style of the time.

I live in a house where I work six days a week and still have to cook, do the related shopping, do the laundry, manage homework/bathtime/bedtime, take care of the yard and vehicle maintenance... and I still have to listen to her biatch because the house is a wreck.

I'd take a 50's chick with a bush any day after dealing with the end result of women's lib for the past decade.

/it's not like she trims her bush either
//sometimes I get lucky and she'll at least do her legs
///sad face


It's called D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Or you're going to eventually have one of these.
 
2014-01-27 03:38:30 PM  

Sybarite: EatenTheSun: Near as I can tell, most of them are Asian now.

As with everything else, the Japanese take it to an extreme.

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2014-01-27 03:47:24 PM  
img.photobucket.com
What "taking it too far" may look like.
 
2014-01-27 03:48:11 PM  
Some chicks at Rev. Horton Heat shows are smoking hot. I can go either way tattoos but add the 50's hairstyles and I am a walking idiot about to propose marriage.
 
2014-01-27 03:57:39 PM  

Mr. Pokeylope: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: airsupport: And none of the women shave or nor trim their copious furburgers, as was the style of the time.

I live in a house where I work six days a week and still have to cook, do the related shopping, do the laundry, manage homework/bathtime/bedtime, take care of the yard and vehicle maintenance... and I still have to listen to her biatch because the house is a wreck.

I'd take a 50's chick with a bush any day after dealing with the end result of women's lib for the past decade.

/it's not like she trims her bush either
//sometimes I get lucky and she'll at least do her legs
///sad face

It's called D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Or you're going to eventually have one of these.


Eh, the love is there, but I do have a list of "things that I'm not necessarily happy about, but ultimately aren't worth destroying my family over".

The older I get, the more value I find in things like whiskey and mistresses.
 
2014-01-27 04:17:13 PM  

McGrits: Some chicks at Rev. Horton Heat shows are smoking hot. I can go either way tattoos but add the 50's hairstyles and I am a walking idiot about to propose marriage.


Not into rockabilly normally myself, but I do love me some Reverend.. one of the most charismatic live performers I've seen
 
2014-01-27 04:18:01 PM  
It was big in Santa Cruz for some time, but seems to have died out.  I don't see nearly as many rat rods and cherry tattoos around town as I used to.  They do seem to come out of the woodwork when Rev. Horton Heat plays the Catalyst or there is a derby bout in town.
 
2014-01-27 04:43:33 PM  
 
2014-01-27 04:48:24 PM  
Ended up going fro this thread to watching the Brian Setzer behind the music episode. I really need to check out some of his other albums.

/seem to have developed a strange urge to watch Crybaby too
 
2014-01-27 04:48:39 PM  

Bob Falfa: Is that what we're calling Hipsters nowadays?


No. Rockabilly goes to follow a specific culture and style. Something Hipsters will never admit to.
 
2014-01-27 04:48:57 PM  
They look like the sort of people you see at Roller Derby.
 
2014-01-27 04:52:19 PM  
those  cherry girls are loose.

Birds the word.
 
2014-01-27 04:54:17 PM  

thurstonxhowell: [img.photobucket.com image 500x667]
What "taking it too far" may look like.


Wow that's some impressive makeup.  Wait....
 
2014-01-27 04:55:50 PM  
Love those fashions but I never was a fan of the 1950s house. I guess I'd fall more into the late 1930s& early 40s sub-subculture.

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2014-01-27 06:38:50 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: They look like the sort of people you see at Roller Derby.


And there is nothing wrong with that in the least...
 
2014-01-27 07:57:11 PM  

moike: DjangoStonereaver: They look like the sort of people you see at Roller Derby.

And there is nothing wrong with that in the least...


No implication of negativity was intended.

I have many friends who do Derby.
 
2014-01-27 08:39:30 PM  

Bob Falfa: doublesecretprobation: umm, hot rod/rockabilly/tiki culture ("kulture") has been popular for the better part of a decade now.

Decade? The Stray Cat Strut was released in 1981.


You're saying you were into it before it was cool?  It _was_ pretty obscure - most people (under 40) hadn't heard of it.
 
2014-01-27 08:59:18 PM  

Saiga410: doublesecretprobation: umm, hot rod/rockabilly/tiki culture ("kulture") has been popular for the better part of a decade now.

You missed hillbilly surf.


And cafe racers.
 
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