Hard, driving rock ‘n’ roll from this Dallas, TX combo. Their debut LP offers up 14 blasts of pure energy that truly define what punk rock is all about through firey guitar licks and a bad attitude. These guys seamlessly mesh the tuff NYC punk rock sounds of the late 70’s (Ramones, New York Dolls, Dictators) with the mid-temp rock ‘n roll fury of DMZ and the Real Kids. Real deal, down home Texas rock ‘n roll here from a band that’s an institution in the Dallas area!
This is a REAL COOL lp collection of rare and unissued garage & freakbeat stuff released in 1997. on Dig the Fuzz records. If you’re a fan of British garage/beat you shouldn’t miss it. Check some favs down below and … Dig!!!
“In a bizarre way you have to admire Bebe Buell. She’s certainly followed her own path through life which has included stints as a model, a Playboy centerfold, a slew of high profile relationships with rock stars including David Bowie, Barry Cowsill, Elvis Costello, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Todd Rungren, John Taylor, and Steven Tyler (father of her daughter Live Tyler), a talent manager, and a musician.
Hangin’ with rock stars seemingly convinced Buell she had what it took to be a musician herself. Working separately with Rick Derringer and The Cars, she made her recording debut with the 1981 four track EP “Covers Girl”. The two tracks on side ‘A’ were produced by Rick Derringer, while the flip side found Buell working with Ric Ocasek and the rest of The Cars. All four tracks reflected a distinctive new wave orientation.”
Bebe was a fine young girl with a burning desire for rock’n’roll. This is Rhino rec. EP with four cool & sexy covers of Bacharach, Tom Petty, The Nightcrawlers and especially of Iggy’s “Funtime”. Comes with Playboy pics inside! Rated R 😉
“Capitol was the only company to find any kind of answer to the wildness of Little Richard, in an equally bizarre performer who called himself Esquerita. For Capitol Esquerita cut a series of the most frantic rockn’ roll records ever made. Several of Esquerita’s eight records were roughly based on recent Little Richard hits, but only roughly. The singer had a lower register and narrower range than Richard, and virtually spoke the lyrics in a gruff, hoarse shout, occasionally breaking into a wavering falsetto. Few of the records sounded as if the band had ever played the songs before and frequently most of the musicians took off on searing solos whose key and tempo were only vaguely connected to those of others in the band. Esquerita played piano with a speed and staccato attack that echoed Little Richard’s style, but the overall sound here in some way conjured a chaotic symphony, as a succession of chords chased each other desperately up to the keyboard. The violence that was normally only a promise (or threat) in rock ‘n’ roll was realized in Esquerita’s sound.”
This is 1969. compilation LP in STEREO ENCHANCED MONO and it sounds pretty wyld. All trax are from 1958/59 recorded for Capitol records. Dig this Little Richard style rockers by one and only Voola!
Now, this is legendary! I’ve already posted it several times but now, here’s “Revisited” HQ version of this ingenius compilation LP issued in late 80’s. It’s a fun mix of 60’s trash, wacko country songs, novelty tunes, garage and B-movies trailers. Several track titles are changed to their original titles so don’t you worry, everything’s here. It’s Howdy Doody Time… Slide Her Under The Door!
You’re A Groovy Boy, I’d Like To Strap You On Some Time
“Every track on this album is a real laff riot. Demented novelty records from the 60s including an American senator’s stab at gettin down with the kids on a version of Wild Thing and a song about a guy who’s girlfriend was run over by a steamroller – solution – slide her under the door! Standout tracks for me are Wendell Austin’s dire acid warning record ‘LSD’, the lyrics need to be heard to be believed (“I started using LSD/ it gave me quite a kick/ cheaper than booze and easy to use but it made me mentally sick”) and Eddie Noack’s country masterpiece Psycho (written by Leon Payne and covered by Elvis Costello, amongst others) ranks very high in the horror/ comedy stakes. These are both beaten into second and third place by Porter Wagoner’s truly epic song ‘The Rubber Room’. Words can’t do justice so just hear this song if you can. It’s got the best demento echo sound ever (on the vocals!) – simulating the sound of a patient slowly succumbing to insanity in a mental facility. Just to sweeten the deal – between every track on the vinyl you get twisted ads for cheap n nasty exploito ’60s films as well!”
”Eddie & the Showmen were an American surf rock band of the 1960s. Formed in Southern California by Eddie Bertrand, formerly of The Belairs, they released several singles on Liberty. Their highest-charting single in Los Angeles was “Mr. Rebel”, which reached number four on the Wallichs Music City Hit List on February 10, 1964. Another big hit, “Squad Car”, was a cover version of a Belairs track. The band originally formed because Bertrand wanted to move on from the Belairs. While the Belairs had focused more on guitar interplay, and a moderate sound, Eddie & the Showmen played more in the style of Dick Dale with a prominent lead guitar and heavy sound. The band’s original drummer was former Mousketeer Dick Dodd, who later joined The Standells.” [Wikipedia]
“Between 1962 and 1965, Eddie Bertrand and the Showmen recorded some of the most frantic and dead-on surf recordings ever. One of the founding members of the Bel-Airs, Bertrand left the group in pursuit of a bigger sound. When Leo Fender started building bigger amplifiers (the Showman model, which is where the group got its name) and stand-alone reverb units to go with them, Eddie found his sound and became one of the first of the West Coast guitarists to exploit these cutting-edge technological advances for all they were worth. Eddie and the Showmen sounded huge and commanding both on record and especially in person; their take-no-prisoners approach is finally on full display here, the very first compilation of their two-year recorded legacy. Combining both sides of their five singles for Liberty Records with seven previously unissued items of equal firepower, this is surf music at its finest. The title track, featuring two sax players blowing through just their mouthpieces to simulate police sirens, is twang-guitar excitement to the nth degree; for more high-energy onslaught, it’s also tough to beat “Scratch,” “Showmen Stomp” or — for a real change of pace — the country loony instrumental “Break Time.” Eddie & the Showmen may not not have achieved their place in surf history accorded even lesser talented bands, but in assembling a collection of surf’s best, this one should be near the top of the list.” [Cub Koda]
Oh yeah! Surf’s up ladies & germs! Here’s a brand new set of Surfadelic favorite 60’s surf & drag tunes. As ya now summer is coming up fast so you gotta be prepared & ready for surfin’ action. This comp. is a selection of mostly harder rocking surf & hot rod instrumentals and vocal tunes that will shake your ass very fast. Again, it’s a mix of some well known performers as Dick Dale, The Hondells, The Pyramids, The Ventures, Bobby Fuller Four, Davie Allan & The Arrows, The Super Stocks, The Challengers, Takeshi Terauchi and some obscure ones. 35 trax of real cool Surfadelic action is coming your way. Soooo, ya know whatcha gotta do… Gotta DIG!!!
This comp. destined to become another classic Surfadelic collection. Why? Cause I said so, alright! It’s an ingenious HQ mix of vocal and instro 60’s surf & hot rod. It’s sooo coool I just can’t believe it was made by a man. It’s perfect as if it was made by God himself. So, I know you gonna like it, you gonna love it, you gonna adore it, you gonna dig! Perfect soundtrack for the summer beach party. Check some favs down there and… DIG!!!
This is another killer Surfadelic collection of 60’s surfin’, draggin, rockin’ and lounge instrumentals, a cool mix of well known and same pretty rare bands and tunes. Summer is not here yet but you gotta keep in shape, alright! 34 trax of non stop Surfadelic action. Check out some favs down below and dig!!!