The Klansmen

The Klansmen

 

History

Rockabilly studio-project. The line-up was Ian Stuart on vocals and Jon Burnley on drums. Listed as Jeb Stuart on vocals, Bones on guitar, Jed Clampett (Graham Grant) on bass and J.B. Forrest on drums.

The first LP, ‘Fetch The Rope’, included ‘Bones’ on guitar and Graham Grant on bass both from psychobilly band Demented Are Go. The second LP, ‘Rebel With A Cause’, included members of psychobilly band The Krewmen and the third LP, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Patriots’, was recorded with a local rock band.

The original idea for The Klansmen project arose through Ian Stuart and Paul Griffiths, a Skrewriver Security member who was also a rockabilly. He sold Demented Are Go the keys to a squat next door to his own council flat in Hackney, East London. Graham Grant from the band was an old friend of Paul Griffiths and he introduced them to Ian Stuart. Demented Are Go now deny any involvement with the project.

 

Discography

Official Productions

1989 – Johnny Joined the Klan – Klan Records – KLAN1 T – 12″ EP
1989 – Fetch the Rope – Klan Records – KLAN 6 – LP
1989 – Rebel With a Cause – Klan Records – KLAN 7 – LP
1989 – Reich ‘n’ Roll / Napalm In The Morning – Street Rock’N’Roll – SR 005 EP

1990 – Rebel With A Cause / Gone With The Breeze – Street Rock’N’Roll – SR 030 – 7″ single
1990 – Join The Klan / Still Burning – Street Rock’N’Roll – SR 031 – 7″ single

1991 – Fetch The Rope – Rock-O-Rama Records – RCD 128 – Germany – CD
1991 – Rebel With A Cause – Rock-O-Rama Records – RCD 141 – Germany – CD
1991 – Rock & Roll Patriots – Klan Records – KLAN 8 – LP

1991 – Rock & Roll Patriots – Rock-O-Rama Records – RCD 157 – CD

1999 – Complete Works – ??? – 2 CD

Bootlegs

???? – Rock & Roll Patriots – ALCD Records – ALCD 036 – Germany reissue of RCD 157

2005 – Rock ‘N’ Roll Patriots – Asgard Records – RA 204 – Germany LP – Limited pressing on coloured vinyl. The cover is not identical to the original pressing on the Klan Records imprint. The front cover appears to be made from an enlarged scan of a print. The quality of the cover art is extremely poor.

2010 – The Klansmen & Johnny Rebel – Johnny joined the klan – Still Burning Records – PicLP

Samplers

… nach 30 Jahren – Lieder aus der RAC-Ära – Teil 2 (12. Son of Dixie)
Best of Patria – Vol. 2 (04. Stand up and be counted)
Gods of War – Vol. 1 + 2 (19. White Power, 20. Tomorrow belongs to me)
Gods of War – Vol. 3 + 4 (09. What happened, 10. The Man who fly the Flag)
Harte Zeiten, Harte Pflichten – Vol. II (04. Stand up and be counted)
Harte Zeiten, Harte Pflichten – Vol. V (06. Freedom)
No Surrender – Vol. IV (09. Southern Belle)
Reneè – Rodeo (02. Dixie (Instrumental))

 

Track Lists

Johnny Joined The Klan

01. Johnny joined the klan (2:46)
02. Napalm in the morning (2:20)
03. Arkansas air (2:41)

Fetch The Rope

01. Reich´n´Roll (2:50)
02. Son of Dixie (1:54)
03. Fetch the rope (1:45)
04. Outlaws (2:59)
05. Southern boy (1:52)
06. Stand up and be counted (2:27)
07. Gooks ears (1:43)
08. Faith, hope and charity (3:25)
09. White trash (2:30)
10. Dixie (Instrumental) (2:42)

CD re-release of Fetch the Rope (KLAN 6) and Johnny Joined the Klan (KLAN 1)

01. Reich´n´Roll (2:50)
02. Son of Dixie (1:54)
03. Fetch the rope (1:45)
04. Outlaws (2:59)
05. Southern boy (1:52)
06. Stand up and be counted (2:27)
07. Gooks ears (1:43)
08. Faith, hope and charity (3:25)
09. White trash (2:30)
10. Dixie (Instrumental) (2:42)

11. Johnny Joined the Klan

12. Napalm in the Morning

13. Arkansas Air

Rebel With A Cause

01. Rebel with a cause (1:54)
02. It´s good to be back home (1:57)
03. Still burning (2:33)
04. The betrayed (2:28)
05. Pulling the wool (2:02)
06. Join the klan (1:27)
07. Whiskey rock ‘n’ roller (2:06)
08. Bad news (2:43)
09. The land is ours (2:41)
10. All robed up (instrumental) (2:11)

There are two different back sleeves, one with a gold label on the back cover with the tracklist (above), the other version has no label and 12 tracks listed. This is the addition of Southern Belle and Gone With The Breeze, which actually do not appear on the record itself. This also has the RoR logo on the back as shown below.

Mis-printed Sleeve Back

CD re-release of Rebel With A Cause (KLAN 7). Contains two extra songs not on the LP version, Southern Belle and Gone With The Breeze.

Reich ‘n’ Roll / Napalm in the morning EP
01. Reich ‘n’ Roll (2:50)
02. Napalm in the morning (2:19)

Rebel with a cause / Gone with the breeze
01. Rebel with a cause (1:54)
02. Gone with the breeze (4:12)

Join the Klan / Still burning
01. Join the Klan (1:27)
02. Still burning (2:33)

Rock & Roll patriots

01. Klansmen song (2:00)
02. 66 (2:22)
03. Get it right (3:24)
04. Better days (3:02)
05. Freedom (What freedom) (4:41)
06. Rock´n´Roll patriots (2:54)
07. Coming up to midnight (3:26)
08. Drinking on your own (2:07)
09. Motorway daze (2:36)
10. The devils right hand (3:19)


The Klansmen & Johnny Rebel – Johnny Joined the Klan Pic LP

The Klansmen
01. Johnny joined the klan
02. Napalm in the morning
03. Arkansas air
04. Johnny joined the klan (Live)

Johnny Rebel
05. Johnny Rebel
06. (Federal aid hell!) The money belongs to us
07. Keep a workin’ big Jim.
08. South’s gonna rise again
09. Stand up and be counted