Surfadelic Presents: Wanna Be 60’s Punk Too!

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Here are more of ”modern” garage bands covering 60’s punk hits. This time we have The Pandoras, A-Bones, Nomads, Dead Moon, Teengenerate, The Morlocks, Reigning Sound, The Mummies, Blacktop, Bomboras, Lords of The New Church, Trashwomen and other well known acts. Again’ there are many covers of Northwest 60’s punk legends The Sonics like The Witch, Cinderella, I’m Going Home, Maintaining My Cool or I’m A Rolling Stone. Well, people just loved ’em. As you already feel, this is one of those mutha*uckin’ killer volumes that shouldn’t be missed alright! They wanna be 60’s punkers too, Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: Wanna Be 60’s Punk!

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Some of you ask for more volumes of “modern” garage punk groups doin’ covers of 60’s punk hits, so here we go with another Surfadelic comp. This time it’s mostly garage rock revival scene from 80’s/90’s/2000’s with some well known acts as Lyres, Fuzztones, Chestefield Kings, Plan 9, The Vipers, Thee Headcoats, The Gories, Boss Martians, Untamed Youth, Swingin’ Neckbreakers, The Satelitter, The Creeps, Surf Trio, The Cramps, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns… Some of them wanna be 60’s punks for sure. … You blow my mind but it’s alright, Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: Punks In Thee Garage!

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This Surfadelic compilation is dedicated to 70’s & 80’s punk and new wave bands those who dared to cover some of their 60’s heroes like The Sonics, The Seeds, the Standells, The Wailers, The Kingsmen, The Music Machine, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Chocolate Watchband, The Shadows of Knight, The Doors… 

As you know many 70’s punkers were fans of 60’s mod & garage rock bands. Boston garage punkers DMZ were one of the first to dig into 60’s punk legacy. Wayne County of The Electric Chairs is a big fan of sixties garage bands, Nuggets and stuff and made maybe the definitive version of The Electric Prunes ’67 classic “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night”. The Cramps create their whole style and career around the covers of 50’s & 60’s r-billy, trash and garage loosers. Some bands like UK The Inmates, a pub rockers which were not expected to dig US garage rock but did just that with cool cover of The Standells hit “Dirty Water”. You’re already familiar with Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin silky cover of the Seeds “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine”. NY proto-punkers The Dictators covered “California Sun” well before their neighbors the Ramones. Bebe Buell [ya know Bebe?] sings “My Little Red Book” anyone cares? There’s an really cool cover of “I Never Loved Her” [originaly by The Starfires from Pebbles 8] by The Vogue, little known new wave group from Vienna. Todd Clark Group did a great job with Paul Revere & The Raiders hit “Hungry”. Also you can hear Hollywood Brats doin’ The Kinks’ “I Need You”, The Undertones cover of CWB classic “Let’s Talk About Girls”, Pagans with “Little Black Egg” etc. The most recent cover is from 1990. by my fav garage punkers The Devil Dogs doin’ great cover of The Shadows of Knight classic “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”. 26 trax of supercool garage-punk-new wave action Surfadelic style! Enjoy!

 

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Turds On A Bum Ride vol.1 (revisited)

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Here’s another revisited version of an old and now a classic garage/psych comp. “Turds On A Bum Ride” 1 issued in 1991. as 29 trax 2LP set [Cd version has 25] is best in the series of 6 volumes made by some italian collectors. Opening up with killer single B-side “I Just Don’t Know” by the MC5 followed by Sean Bonniwell’s intro to The Music Machine fuzzed-out gem “No Girl Gonna Cry” (two favorite bands) and you know it’s gonna be a rollercoaster garage punk ride. Then there’s notorious “Boil The Kettle, Mother” by The ID, an obscure Jerry Cole band-project, Von Ruden‘s cool psychedelizied version of The Stones’ “The Spider And The Fly”, killer garage/psych tunes by Silk Winged Alliance, Northwest Company and The Happy Return. One of my alltime favs is ’69. psych tune “Tendency To Be Free” by Rabbit Mackay. There are more fine garage stuff with The Sparkles “I Want To Be Free”, Terry Knight And The Pack “Numbers” fuzz killer, wacky “Complication” by The Monks and The Shadows Of Knight “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”. You got loadsa great rare late 60’s psych as Capt. Groovy & His Bubblegum Army, The Animated Egg, Magic Swirling Ship, Orphan Egg, Lite Storm and exotic middle eastern influenced “For A Moment” by Orient Express. All in all, this collection is an unforgetable garage/acid ride to the center of a mind, allright!  🙂
Here is Surfadelic HQ 360 sound version of this legendary compilation. Acid, Fuzz & no Flowers! Don’t miss it, dig!!!

 

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THE LEFT BANKE – And Suddenly It’s… (Vinyl Rip!)

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“Baroque pop is a style of Pop that emerged in the mid 1960s when several Pop Rock recording artists began incorporating elements of Western Classical Music into their music. Many pop songs by then had already made use of instruments previously associated with classical music, such as harpsichord and strings, but baroque pop was distinguished for its majestic, melancholic sound that was more reminiscent of the Baroque Music of the 17th-18th century.” [RYM]

 

 

Inspired by Brit invasion bands, The Beatles, Stones, The Zombies and stuff like “Lady Jane” and “Eleanor Rigby”, NY group The Left Banke create their world of perfect melancholic pop sounds and became top US 60’s baroque pop act. They are famous for ’66 hit singles “Walk Away Renee” and “Pretty Ballerina” which charted in US and find their way on many 60’s comps as Nuggets. They recorded two fine Lp’s and few singles in ’67/’68.  This Bam Caruso LP collection from 1988. is probably the best overwiev of their 60’s recordings. 18 trax of heavenly vocals, arrangements, harpsichord and strings dominated sounds. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic!

 

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BO DIDDLEY – Got My Own Bag Of Tricks [1972. Vinyl Rip!!!]

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“For a lot of years, this double-album compilation, sort of the Bo Diddley equivalent to Chuck Berry’s The Great 28 or the first two Chuck Berry Golden Decade sets, was the best collection of Diddley’s stuff on the market, containing all of his best known songs and some of the best of his album tracks up through the mid-’60s.” [Bruce Eder]

Yo peoples! As ya already know – “No Bo no party!” Here’s vinyl rip of 2LP set collection in (fake) stereo so the sound is kinda different, more groovie than on other Bo’s comps, that’s the selling point alright! I know you got tons of Bo ‘s stuff but don’t miss this one, you’ll be surprised, dig!!!

 

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THE SANDELLS – Scrambler! (1964)

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The Sandells, also known as The Sandals, were 60’s surf rock band most famous for scoring the surfing documentary “The Endless Summer”. This is their debut 1964. Lp an all-instro surf/hot rod album, same stuff as “The Endless Summer” ’66 lp but with different cover art, alright! This slab was recorded at time when motorcycles themes were hip and The Astronauts recorded “Competition Coupe”, Gary Usher produced The Kickstands’ “Black Boots and Bikes”, Jerry Cole with The Hornets recorded “Motorcycles U.S.A.” and Brian Wilson penned Little Honda that became a national top 10 hit for The Hondells in late 1964. Stereophonic Vinyl rip, Dig!

 

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THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND – Best Of [Vinyl Rip!!!]

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Real COOL 14 trax Lp collection of this San Jose, Ca. legendary 60’s punkers, issued by Rhino rec in 1983. Already have posted their CD ”best of” but this have more punchy sound. Classic original stuff as ‘Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love In)’, ‘No Way Out’, ‘Sweet Young Thing’, ‘Don’t Need Your Lovin’, ‘Misty Lane’, great garage/psych instro ‘Expo 2000‘ and cool covers of The Grodes ‘Let’s Talk About Girls’, Dylan ‘Baby Blue’, The Kinks ‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else‘, The Brogues ‘I Ain’t No Miracle Worker’ and We The People ‘In The Past’. Ya know, there’s No Way Out… Dig!!!

 

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COUNT FIVE – Psychotic Reaction, The Complete Count Five [Vinyl Rip!]

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“I feel depressed, I feel so bad
‘Cause you’re the best girl that I ever had
I can’t get your love, I can’t get a fraction
Uh-oh, little girl, psychotic reaction
And it feels like this!…”

 

…It feels like a top 10 garage rock tune of all time. You’re already familiar with Count Five, famous 60’s punk band from San Jose, California, and their psych-punk hit “Psychotic Reaction” that reached the US Top 5 in 1966. This here is vinyl rip of 1994. compilation consist of Count’s entire ’66 LP + ’67/’68 singles. Cool 60’s garage stuff all the way and all around. Double-Decker Bus, Pretty Big Mouth, Peace Of Mind, The Morning After, Teeny Bopper, Can’t Get Your Loving, Revelation In Slow Motion… This is A MUST!!!

 

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THE UGLY DUCKLINGS – Somewhere Outside (1966)

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“That fuzz guitar is so lethal, it would be banned in at least 20 US states, and 4 Canadian proviences! 2 thumbs up!”

 

Probably the best Canuck 60’s garage band. The Ugly Ducklings were a five piece garage rock group based in Toronto, Ontario. You could hear their fuzzed-out single B-side “Just In Case You’re Wondering” on Pebbles vol. 10 and now here’s their sole ’66 Lp + bonus stuff. Imagine mid 60’s garage rock cross between Stones & Yardbirds and you got the picture.

 

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