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The Chop Tops

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Years active  1995–2015
Website  www.thechoptops.com
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Past members  "Flyin" Brian (guitar) "Rockin" Drew (drums) Ray "Gun" (bass) Dylan "The Man" Cavaliere (bass) Nate "TK" (bass) Hotrod (bass) Brett (bass)
Origin  Santa Cruz, California, United States (1995)
Albums  Revved-Up Rockabilly, Triple Deuces, Evil Six
Members  Brian Berman, Shelby Legon, Gary 'Sinner' Marsh, Dylan 'The Man' Cavaliere
Genres  Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Punk rock, Surf music, Rock and roll
Record labels  Rollin' Rock Records, Swillbilly Music, Ronson, Split Seven Records
Similar  Guana Batz, The Polecats, Three Bad Jacks, Nick Curran, Big Sandy & His Fly‑Rite B

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The Chop Tops was a rockabilly trio from Santa Cruz, California consisting of Sinner (vocals/standing drums), Shelby (guitar), and Josh (upright bass). The band was formed by Sinner in 1995, Shelby joined in 1999, and Josh took over bass duties in 2014. The band coined the phrase "Revved-Up Rockabilly" to describe their wild, upbeat blend of rockabilly, psychobilly, old punk, teddy boy, and surf music genres. The Chop Tops headlined their own national tours, toured with bands like Mad Sin and the Nekromantix, and opened for many bands including the Dead Kennedys, Suicidal Tendencies, Dick Dale, John Lee Hooker, and Chuck Berry.


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Other accomplishments included having three of their songs featured in the video game WET, performing at several Warped Tours, and many years of playing the annual rockabilly festival Viva Las Vegas. In April 2012, the band made their first international tour appearing at dates across Australia (they were asked back and returned for another Australian tour in June 2013). The Chop Tops was sponsored by Murray's Pomade. Murray's has sponsored only two bands in its 90-year history, the Stray Cats and the Chop Tops. The group was also sponsored and endorsed by Gretsch guitars, Jim Dunlop, and T.U.K. shoes.

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The Chop Tops made their final appearance on April 3, 2015, at the 18th annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. The band was joined by guest performers Chantilly Lace Vincent (granddaughter of Gene Vincent) and Mario Valens (Ritchie Valens' younger brother).

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  • Revved-Up Rockabilly (1997) Swillbilly Music
  • Tales of Hot Rods, Hot Broads & Lucky Odds! (1999) Swillbilly Music, Producer: Deke Dickerson
  • Always Wild (2000) Rollin' Rock Records
  • Evil Six (2001) Swillbilly Music
  • Triple Deuces (2006) Split 7 Records
  • Deadly Love (2010) Swillbilly Music, Producer & Assistant Engineer: Kim Nekroman, Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
  • Evil Six: Revisited (2012) Swillbilly Music
  • Compilation albums

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  • Hicks with Sticks – A Town North Of Bakersfield (2005) Cracked Piston Recordings
  • Revenge Of The Hot Rod Zombies (2008) Boss Beat
  • Rebels of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1 (2008) Straight Razor Records
  • Rebels of Rock N Roll No. 2 (2009) Straight Razor Records
  • Film appearance

  • Flying Saucer Rock 'N' Roll (2006)

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    My CurseTriple Deuces · 2006
    Deadly LoveDeadly Love · 2010
    Evil SixRevved-Up Rockabilly · 1997


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