THE JOLT – st [1978] + Singles

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”Band from Glasgow, Scotland formed in 1976, put together by a young local newspaper journalist, drummer Iain Shedden, singer/guitarist Robert Collins and bassist Jim Doak. They started out playing 1960s covers and then sped up their music, playing a mix of punk rock and power pop. The band built up its following playing at the Crown Hotel, Wishaw. They enjoyed moderate success during the punk and early new wave era. They moved to London, England and signed to Polydor Records. They opened for bands such as The Jam, The Saints, Generation X and The Motors. They were precursors to the mod revival, which came to fruition around 1979, the year the band split.” [wiki]

History of the Jolt [from Punk 77]

Killer Mod Punks. Vinyl rip!!!

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The album is dedicated “to the memory of the Saturday lunch times at Wishaw”.

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GHETTO WAYS – Wicked Singles Collection [2009]

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More of these NY cats wyld garage punk stuff in this killer collection of singles issued on Wicked Singles Records in 2006/7, Party Down, Winks & Blue Eyeshadow, Free Love and The Party Bag. ”It’a soul trash rock’n’roll deathbeam full of nitty-gritty dirty soul and proto-punk rock”. As my friend Garner said, they have that Detroit vibe alongside NY back alley feel. They’re dangerous, sexy and yeah… wicked !!! 13 furious trax all under 2 minutes. Dig!!!

 

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GHETTO WAYS – st [2004]

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Garage punk band from Brooklyn, NY, influenced by The Sonics, Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls, delivers frantic soulful rock’n’roll in the vein of The Gories, Oblivians, BellRays or The Dirtbombs. This is their debut slab. Taste the Ghetto Luv, Dig !!!

”For the dirty boys in the parking lot! This is no new sympathy records girlie cover music, this is pure ghetto trash! Wrecked rock ‘n’ roll that will win your cheap scenester soul in no time.”

”More mean rhythm, backbeat and style than a whole motorcycle gang, it’s been described as a kind of “DIRTBOMBS gone wild“ or “beer soaked inspired australian rock blasts inflected with dirty Detroit soul.“

“The three-piece half woman/half devil falls over the fourth dimension, like an English band from the 70s messing around with the Blues Explosion and MC5.” —ROLLING STONE (FRANCE)

 

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“This band is a veritable army of rock’n roll ninja-drinking brown lickah, telling you the whole time that you don’t party nearly enough.” —HORIZONTAL ACTION (USA)

“CRAZY! Most-wild, mighty-swingin’ fuxx-guit-driven 3-piece blastin’ out a Crime-meets-Oblivians scree!” —Tim Warren, CRYPT RECORDS (USA)

“If the Bellrays are the female-fronted answer to the MC5, then think of the GHETTO WAYS as the Stooges. Jenna delivers the perfect mix of sex and soul…” —CARBON 14 (USA)”

“60s soul-encrusted Stoogeisms.” —RAZORCAKE (USA)”

 

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THE BLACK AND WHITES – st [2008. Power Pop/Punk]

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The Black And Whites were created as a home recording project by Talbot Adams in New Orleans, LA in the late 1990’s. The project flourished as a band in Oxford, MS in the Mid 2000’s. They play Ramones/Devil Dogs, 70s/90s influenced garage-pop-punk with passion and energy. After three excellent 45s they released their sole Lp on Douchemaster Records. Fun tunes ’bout good girls, bad girls, multiple girls, bad expectations, broken hearts… Some said it was one of the best record to come out in 2008. Here you got it + 4 bonus singles trax. In Black & White, Dig!!!

 

 

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THE RAMBLERS – Ramblin’ Back To The Grave [1987. Killer 60’s Garage Revival !!!]

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”Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!”

Listen up folks and listen well ! This here is a garage rock revival HIT record done by a band from Orange, France and it’s their sole lp. Why they are not better known or should I ask why they are criminally unknown is beyond me. This slab rocks from start to finish with unstoppable attack of organ ‘n’ fuzz drivin’ garage beat that will have ya on yer knees beggin’ for mo’. Killer stuff all over the place with cool covers of Velvet Underground ”White Light/White Heat”, 13th Floor Elevators ”Fire Engine”, and great originals. This is top 60’s garage revival record up there with the best of genre. Don’t miss it! Let’s get ready to ramble!!!

[Special thanx to my friend Fred from France for this extreme pleasure]

 

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THE RAMONAS – Out Of The Basement [1990]

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”The original Ramonas were from San Francisco & were not a “tribute” band [ not to be confused with the all female U.K Ramones or Australian cover bands]. They were four women who loved the Ramones & if anything, their music was an homage to the punk foursome (think The Donnas only punkier). The Ramonas performed throughout the Bay Area, once opening for Nirvana at the Warfield & on Dec. 17, 1999, played a reunion show at the official Ramones CyberPunk Blitz at CBGB, New York City.”

If you love Ramones you’re gonna like The Ramonas too, ok. Check out these girl punkers in cool versions of 60’s garage hits as ”Run Run Run” [The Gestures], ”He’s The One” [The Chartbusters] or Everly Brothers classic ”Gone Gone Gone” and fine Ramonesoid originals. Dig!!!

 

STEVE HOOKER’S SHAKERS – Really Gone [1984]/ The Missing Link EP [1986]/ This Stuff Gonna Bust Your Brains Out [1986]/ Back In The Day [1988]

 

This is a collection of Steven Hooker’s 80’s recordings, Lp and Eps with The Shakers and Wilko Johnson. As you know this UK cat shared stages with Chuck Berry, Johnny Thunders, Robert Gordon so you can get the story. His style is a mix of rockabilly, rhythm & blues of pub rockers Dr.Feelgood and Johnny Thunders “pirate love” guitar. My favorite is ’86” The Missing Link” Ep and great tunes as ”Prisoner D’Amour”, ”(Like A) Stake Through My Heart”, ”Everybody Knows” or ”How Did You Know (Paris Mix)” from ”This Stuff Gonna Bust…” where he xeroxed that Johnny T. sound from ”In Cold Blood”/“Que Serra” period. Don’t miss it, it’s pretty rare stuff. Vinyl Rips, Dig!!!

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THUNDERCRACK – Own Shit Home [1998. Garage/Punk/Blues]

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”Raw, emotional and catchy as hell, these guys have one foot in the past and, well, one stuck in a gutter in a dingy alley somewhere in France. They mix 60’s garage-pop with 70’s punk very well. There’s cheesy keyboards, snarling, yelping vocals and more trashy guitars you can shake a go-go girl at!” [amazon rewiew]

French garage rock band born from the ashes of The Squares. More raw garage-punk-blues in the vein of Oblivians, Gories, ’68 Comeback or early Blues Explosion! Come & See My Friends,  Dig!

[Special thanx for inspiration to Garner from HiOctane Revival]

 

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SCAT RAG BOOSTERS [2004. Garage/Blues/Punk]

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”The Scat Rag Boosters are Montreal, Canada raunch trio without the bass but with a sound in the vicinity of the Gories, Oblivians and ’68 Comeback. Their lo-fi grind can’t conceal the raw punk energy and rock ‘n’ roll roots of their sound. Gritty growly guitars, moody harmonica, and Lightning Hopkins-style drums — finally, blues punk done right!”

Play the blues, Punk!!!

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