Surfadelic Presents – I GUESS I WAS DREAMIN’ [60’s Garage/Pop/Psych]

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all I have to do is
Dream, dream, dream…

It’s a garage rock dream. Brand new Surfadelic comp. is dedicated to pop, psych pop and garage folk rock side of US 60’s punk but you can hear some fuzzed-out sounds here and there anyway, alright!
For the intro to the collection we have Animated Egg slightly psychedelic/lounge ’67 instrumental “Sippin’ And Trippin’”, with Jerry Cole as the session musician on guitar of course.
Than there’s The David with “Professor Crawford” from their outstanding LP “Another Day, Another Lifetime” from 1967. It shows sophisticated side of 60’s garage/pop/psych.
“I Guess I Was Dreamin'” is one of the last singles for The Kingsmen in the 60’s, issued in ’68 it sounds nothin’ like you use to hear from the “Louie, Louie” gang but real cool anyway.
The Rainy Daze “Blood Of Oblivion” A -side from their ’67 single is one of their best tunes, cool mix of folk rock, pop & psych.
The Missing Links [not the Oz group] “I Cried Goodbye” is a personal favorite, great pop/psych tune from ’65. Yeah, it kinda like predates the ’67 fever.
Question Mark & The Mysterians “Do Something To Me” is great dancin’ garage pop tune from ’67 single.
Paul Revere & The Raiders are featured with two track, “Let Me!” from ’69 album “Alias Pink Puzz” and “Theme From It’s Happening” ’69 B-side to “Cinderella Sunshine” 7″. Cool and danceable.
We The People “In The Past” is their classic tune. I rather prefere CWB cover but anyway…
The Glass Family “House Of Glass” from their ’69 debut LP “Electric Band” is pretty ace tune with haunting ghostly vocals, shame they didn’t recorded more stuff in same style.
The Dovers, legends from Pebbles compilation with their lovable brand of garagey folk rock, are featured here with ’65 A-side “I Could Be Happy”.
You could hear The Cindermen on Pebbles too, with energetic garage pop song “Don’t Do It Some More” later covered by The Fuzztones. Scream at the end is pretty sexy.
“Try It” by The Standells is a great classic 60’s punk tune, banned at the time, what could I say more.
Chocolate Watchband “Misty Lane” ’67 A-side single almost sounds as a “new wave” tune with that chorus, way ahead of time.
New Colony Six is a band that I have in mind for this comp. They played real fine and smooth folk rock/garage pop. “Love You So Much” and “Dawn Is Breaking” ’66/’67, nice and slick.
The Lemon Drops “It Happens Everyday” as the band-name says, acid garage pop for sixties teenagers and others.
Bobby Fuller Four, one of my favorite 60’s bands. “Take My Word” one of favorite trax. Tex-Mex garage pop.
Phil & The Frantics, another faorite from early Pebbles, garage pop in The Zombies style.’65 B-side “Till You Get What You Want”, organ magic.
The Rising Storm “She Loved Me”, fuzz driven pop tune from their legendary sole ’67 LP “Calm Before…”
The Troyes “Help Me Find Myself” is a cult classic garage/psych tune from ’67. Epitome of teen garage rock angst.
Terry Randall “S.O.S.” a famous track from “Highs In The Mid Sixties”, a pulsing hypnotic beat from ’66 Sunset Strip. A must!
The Roosters “One Of These Days” is a Rickenbacker garage/folk rock gem. Heard it first on “Highs In The Mid Sixties”.
The Road Runners “Little Miss Love” is previously unissued track from 1966. Fine fuzzed-out pop tune.
The Trashmen “Hanging On Me” a folk rock tune, not something you would expect from them. Cool anyway.
Bonniwell Music Machine “Me, Myself, And I” closes this compilation. Sean Bonniwell pure genius shines through this 60’s studio wizardry.

Now hippies, dig this stuff or else. You better dig, alright!

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PROJECT BLUE vol.1 & 2 – Revisited!!! [60′ Garage/Psych worldwide]

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“Project Blue” was a five volumes, limited edition LP series [named after famous The Banshees tune] issued in Italy in the 90’s. As with many garage rock comps of some obscure 60’s acts, sound quality varies from “so so” to “not so hot”. Now, here you got upgraded “REVISITED” version with mostly HQ sound of trax taken from best possible sources.


These first two volumes gather 60’s garage/mod/beat stuff from countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, France, Spain, Canada, India, Mexico and Japan with only few cuts from US and UK.
So punkers, let’s take a trip around the world with international 60’s garage/beat in Surfadelic HQ sounds!

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Project 1

Project 2

NIGHTMARES FROM THE UNDERWORLD vol.1 [Canadian 60’s Punk] Revisited!

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Hello and hello there! HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to the Nightmares From The Underworld.
This is one of the better Canaduh 60’s garage comps that came out in 1983. as 20 trax LP on an obscure label, probably a private press with bit of muffled sound. So, it deserves a Surfadelic HQ audio treatmen, alright! Check out ace Canuck garage of Power Of Beckett “Lost Soul In Disillusion”, M.G. & The Escorts “A Someday Fool”, Mike Jones Group “Funny Feeling”, Underworld “Go Away”, King Beezz “Now”, Simple Simon And The Piemen “People Of Time”, Dee & The Yeomen “Baby It’s All Worthwhile”, Jury “Who Dat?”, Esquires “It’s A Dirty Shame”, Skaliwags “Turn Him Down”… Real COOL stuff! Check some favs below, enjoy!

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PROTEX – Strange Obsessions [’79/’80 Mod/Punk]

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An unreleased album recorded for Polydor around 1980, finally released in 2010 by Sing Sing Records. Protex was a band from Belfast and formed 1977 after a Clash and they released four nice 7Inches and are on numerous compilations. The band was greatly influenced by The Clash and took their original name, Protex Blue, from an album track on The Clash’s eponymous debut album. The band did not realise the Clash song was about condoms. They toured much. opened for the Boomtown Rats on their UK tour and on further tours in America and Canada in 1980. Protex’s final release for Polydor was the single A Place In Your Heart, after which they were dropped by the label.

These irish pop punkers sound to me like a mod revival version of Ramones. So, if ya dig stuff like The Undertones, Ramones, Buzzcocks or The Clash check ’em out!

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JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS – Thunderstorm in Detroit (1980. Live Remastered!)

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Real COOL live gig recorded at The Silverbird, Detroit, in very late 1980. Beginning with perennial opener “Pipeline,” Thunders, Lure, bassist Tony Curio, and drummer Billy Rogers romp through a brief, but deafening white knuckle ride with stops along the way in Thunders (“London Boys”, “So Alone”), Heartbreakers (“Too Much Junkie Business,” “All By Myself,” “Let Go,” “Get Off The Phone”), and New York Dolls (“Chatter Box”) territory, as well as covers of The Contours’ “Do You Love Me,” Ramones/Richard Hell’s “Chinese Rocks,” and George Morton’s “Great Big Kiss.” Sound quality is pretty hot & remastered, so you punkerz out there gotta check it out alrigh! Dig !!!

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JOHNNY THUNDERS – Que Sera, Sera – Resurrected (Remixed)

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“Remixed by The Vibrators’ Pat Collier, with the guitar fully in the mix – Johnny missed the original mixing sessions. Expanded with two unreleased tracks left off the original album, plus six previously unheard outtakes.”

“In 1985 Johnny Thunders went into the studio in London to record what would become his third and final solo album. He gathered friends Mike Monroe, Patti Palladin, John Perry, Wilko Johnson, Henri-Paul Tortosa, Nasty Suicide, JC Carroll, Stiv Bators, Glen Matlock and others, and the resulting album was christened “Que Sera, Sera”.

“The album was well-received, and it got Johnny touring again, but there was always a sense that it could have been better, and that the guitar was restrained — in ’85 many artists were seeking mainstream crossover. Two tracks were left off — Jerry Nolan’s Countdown Love was unused as he hadn’t yet recorded it; and Talk About You, a lengthy blues workout that didn’t seem to fit. With those two tracks in mind as bonus tracks for a reissue, Pat Collier, former Vibrators guitarist, was asked to mix them. When the results came through, it became obvious that Pat should remix the whole album using today’s technology and viewpoint.”

Listen up punkerz! Ready or not you just gotta hear “M.I.A.,” “Little Bit of Whore,” “Blame It On Mom,” “Alone in a Crowd” or Jerry Nolan’s “Countdown Love” in brand new sound . Probably one of the best reissues of 2020. Don’t miss this, check it out!

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NEW YORK DOLLS – A Hard Night’s Day [1973. Planet Studio Demos]

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“First time release of 21 live in the studio 1973 demo recordings from this influential NYC combo all from master tapes! Dig these primal studio demos of NY Dolls original classics like ‘Looking For A Kiss’ and ‘Personality Crisis’ and wild covers like Gary US Bonds’ ‘Seven Day Weekend’ and Chuck Berry’s ‘Back In The USA,’ all served up as only the Dolls ever could — with enough raunchy romp and stomp to start a riot! These spring ’73 sessions showcase the young band for the first time with drummer Jerry Nolan and feature the mauling antics of late, great guitar legend Johnny Thunders.”

“A Hard Night’s Day is a recording that better captures the sound of the New York Dolls as they record direct to tape, live on the floor, one-take versions of their repertoire (including covers), as a demo for their first album. This one night of instant demo-ing is what is represented on this recording and it was made to present to Mercury Records and to their eventual producer Rundgren so they could select what songs to put on that first record. The result is a great sounding document that was loose, sloppy and clear, a major improvement, in my opinion. Unfortunately, it was a little too sloppy for official release, but it has the added interest of listening to the between song chatter amongst the band members (mainly Johansen). Just sweaty, raw rock’n’roll, like it should be!”

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THIS IS MOD [70s/80s Mod Revival]

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2LP compilation from Get Back records featuring UK mod groups from 1977 to early 80’s such as CIRCLES, UNTOUCHABLES, CIGARETTES, SCENE, RAGE, AMBER SQUAD, SMALL WORLD, KILLMETERS, PURPLE HEARTS, LONG TALL SHORTY and many more. Cool stuff indeed!

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