THE GRAVEDIGGER V - BE A CAVE MAN


THE GRAVEDIGGER V - 'Be A Cave Man' (Voxx 200.038) 1987

By the time Greg Shaw released this collection of outtakes, rehearsals and live rave-ups by San Diego combo The Gravedigger V, they had been dead and buried for 3 years. After recording their classic studio album in '84, this group of teenage garage punks had seemingly fallen out and moved on to other projects.

'Be A Cave Man' was an outtake from the album recordings at Silvery Moon Studios in Hollywood. Their version of The Avengers classic sounds as primal, snotty and arrogant as much of the cuts that did appear on the LP 'All Black And Hairy', so I'm not too sure why this was left to remain in the vaults.

GRAVEDIGGER V - Be A Cave Man


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  1. Since there are none...let's leave a comment on the Gravedigger V.
    I was about 16 by the time I got their "All black & hairy" album around 1986 and we all knew that the band had already split up a couple of years earlier apparently even before that LP came out...
    The Morlocks took it a step further with their "Emerge" mini LP (horrible artwork I thought!)...but for me, thousand of miles away, years before the internet the Gravedigger V were some of the really cool bands around,in a sort of cartoonish kind of way, like the Gruesomes...back then we had bands like the Lyres, the Fleshtones and the Fuzztones regularly play our local club (where the original "Be a caveman" was a classic!)but it would have been great seeing the Graveddiger V!
    I still enjoy listening to those bands when I do(I quickly outgrew the Fuzztones though...somehow...)

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