Surf’s up! Brothers and sisters
Summer time’s here kitties and it’s time for ”Adventures In Paradise”, 3rd volume of Surfadelic Safari series, the most surfin’ one to date. Oh boy, I really enjoyed making this compilation while I was watching ‘Shark Month’ on TV. ‘Blue water White death’, ‘Golden Breed’, ‘Big Wednesday’ and stuff, so I got pretty inspired alright!. 🙂 Anyways, I hope you gonna like it. Here you gotta deal with classic 60’s surf/hot rod bands as The Atlantics, Jim Messina & The Jesters, The Buddies, Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, The Hondells, Jerry Cole And His Spacemen, Dick Dale & His Deltones, Aki Aleong And The Nobles, Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans, The Super Stocks, The Ventures, The Tornados, The Avengers VI, Davie Allan & The Arrows and some lounge/score acts like The Dave Myers Effect, Jimmie Haskell, Harry Beatinger Formation, Hollywood Persuaders, Luis Enriquez & His Electronic Men, The Eliminators and The Back-Wash Rhythm Band [actually Davie Allan with other studio musicians]. Interesting is there are some early 70’s recordings by Takeshi Terauchi from his ”Manatsu No Umi Wo Buttobase!!” 1972′ LP and Harry Beatinger Formation ’73 lp and they fits very well with 60’s tunes. Most of this stuff I’ve alredy posted here and on my old blog so some of you are familiar with it but others ain’t. So surfers, I wanna know what ya think about it alright?! Check some favorites down there and do da Dig!!!
‘‘Surfin’ is the only life, the only way for me…”
More 60’s instro action in volume 2 of Surfadelic Safari. Again we have some rare rockin’ & surfin’ instrumentals, this time from all over the world, USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Japan, Canada … Many of these are my favorite instros so ya better watch out! Dont miss it. ”Let’s go surfin’ now. Everybody’s learning how, come on and safari with me” Dig!!!
Thunder Alley is American International car racing movie featuring 60’s teen idols Fabian and Anette. As on the most Sidewalk soundtracks here you got Davie Allan & the Arrows under the pseudonym The Sidewalk Sounds with couple of cool fuzzed-out instros ”Pete’s Orgy” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley”, which are the best trax on this soundtrack beside Eddie Beram’s ”Riot In Thunder Alley” and The Band Without A Name [later turned into The American Revolution] two garage tunes ”Time After Time” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley” [vocal version]. Also there are couple of songs by Anette. Say… Dig!
This is brand new Surfadelic collection, an instrumental safari with 30 trax of mostly rare 60’s and some late 50’s rockin’ & surfin’ instros. Some of these tunes you can find on other comps but many are rare and uncomped, so instro freaks you better watch out! Check the favs down below and… do the Dig!!!
Two instrumental bands from Europe. The Astronauts was 90’s surf instro gang from Bielefeld, Germany and this is their ’94 Ep ”Rocket To Mars” in Astro-Mono sound. On the other side is a Spanish frat instrumental combo from Madrid formed in 2003. with two fine Eps. Already have posted some of this stuff but hey, here they are again. Dig!
“Punks before you were a punk.”
“Hell’s Angels with instruments instead of motorcycles.”
“The band that played so loud they turned the air into cottage cheese.”
One of The hardest rockin’ US bands from the 60’s next to MC5, The Stooges or The Litter. First time I heard of Blue Cheer in an late 80’s interview with Mudhoney when they spoke about their influeces, garage rock, the Sonics and stuff. Later on I realised that Mudhoney are “the modern day Blue Cheer” [they stole almost everything from them].
Blue Cheer was blues based, hard rock/psych band influenced by The Cream and Hedrix, famous for their cover of “Summertime Blues”, predecessors to heavy metal and grunge. This lp collection issued in 1986. on Rhino Records [in the line of cool Rhino ”best of” comps of 60’s garage bands as The Standells, The Music Machine, Nazz, Bobby Fuller Four, Love, etc] gathers tunes from Blue Cheer’s first four albums, mostly from their legendary ’68 LPs ‘Vincebus Eruptum” and “Outside inside”. Personally, I’m not into HM but hey, this band is louder than god! Dig!!!
“Critics hated them, my parents hated them,
my girlfriend hated them, and even Hendrix hated them.”
Well… hmm… Ok! You probably know this guy from Blood, Sweat & [Shit] Tears, but hey don’t you fret, don’t look away. Here’s s Surfadelic collection of this Canuck singer’s real cool garage/r&b stuff from ’65/’66 albums ”Shays A-Go-Go” & ”Sings Like It Is!” with The Shays [known for ‘Brainwashed’ from The Essential Pebbles Collection]. Some tunes like ”Take Me Back”, ”Want You I Don’t” or ”Brainwashed” are true-bred 60’s garage while others are fine r&b tinged fuzzed-out originals and covers as “Howlin’ (For My Darlin’)”, “Boom Boom”, “Done Somebody Wrong”… This stuff somehow reminds me on Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. 13 trax of garage driven R&B rock, with plenty of cool fuzz guitar breaks all over the place. Now ya know, check some favs’n’ Dig!!!
Two superfine Lp collections issued on Surfville label in mid 80’s. Here you got few well known acts as Dick Dale, The Trashmen, Ritchie Allen and some real cool instro stuff by The Road Runners, The Chandelles, The Silver Jets, Bob Regan, The Catalinas, The Torquays, The Ambassadors, Manuel & The Renegades, The Snowmen, Alan Pierce, The Avantis, The Cotillions, The Rhythm Rockers, Johnny Fortune… Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!
These Skulls Are Made For Rockin’ !!
”Psychobilly is a sub-genre that was gradually spawned over decades from a huge number of influences and historical precedents. Besides the obvious Rockabilly origins, there are musical elements of Punk, Surf, 50’s Rhythm and Blues, and Hard Country to go with visual and style elements from such disparate sources as 50’s and 60’s pulp fiction, B-grade sci-fi and horror movies, teen exploitation features and biker flicks.”
Two real cool double cd packages with a total of 100 songs from 50’s & 60’s, predecessors and inspiraton for psychobilly ”movement” and bands like The Cramps, The Gun Club, The Meteors etc. Many of these tunes you can find in “Born Bad” and “Songs The Cramps Taught Us” comps but anyways these are pretty fun collections, a must for those who are into raw rocking and weird rolling stuff. You gotta deal mostly with “second tire” underground r-billy rockers and few well known aces as Link Wray, Dick Dale, Johnny Burnette Rock and Roll or Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Just to mention, there are many instro oriented cuts for you “instro-lovers”. Don’t miss ’em. Dig!!!
‘‘Young And Wild, That’s my style, that’s me!”
Woah dad! This one is GRRREEAT! Wicked collection of mostly late 50’s obcure rockabilly & wyld rockers compiled by famous French EVA rec. label. Here ya got some well known killer tunes like The Wailers – Dirty Robber, Robert Williams – Loud Mufflers, The Crestones – She’s A Bad Motorcycle, The Elite – One Potato, you could hear on some famous garage comps, but you must check out other favs as Darrel Rhodes – Four O’clock Baby, Mel Dorsey – Little Lip, John & Jackie – Little Girl, The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft, Bob Vidone – Untrue, Al Hendrix – Young & Wild… This is better than my previous ”Rampage!” post. Don’t miss it, Dig!!!