These 30 incredible 1960s recordings are the missing link between rockabilly and garage punk. Of the handful of singles Carter released in the '60s, several such as "Jailhouse Rock" and "Mary Sue" have become prized collectors items amongst aficionados of over-the-top rock. Carter's style defies stylistic pigeonholing, coming on like a tortured Gene Vincent backed by the Seeds, or like Roky Erickson if he sported a quiff. A true punk Elvis. This first time anthology features mostly unissued material from sessions Carter cut with his collaborators Arlie Miller and Jerry Merritt in Illinois and Washington in the mid-1960s. The super-compressed, Joe Meek-like garage production complements the wild material perfectly.