ANDRE WILLIAMS – Silky [1998]

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My favorite Andre W, slab

R.I.P. Mr. Rhythm

”I don’t care who you are,
Cause I’m the man with a star on the car!
Bad mother fu*cker!”

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THE MADNESS INVASION Vol.2 [50’s/60’s Rockin’ Trash]

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“Got that rabbit on the run, chase that rabbit with my gun
No long-ear rabbit laugh at me (I’m here, mail-special! hehehe)
Got a great big rabbit-trap, long-ear rabbit don’t know that
The cotton-tale’s gonna change his habbit (I hates rabbits!)…”

Issued in 1988. on French label GMG,  ”The Madness Invasion” three volumes compilation series is one of the best  source of US late 50’s/early 60’s Trash Rock’n’Roll and novelty tunes next to ”Wavy Gravy” and “Big Itch” comps. Volume 2 is my favorite part of this series, with such ace trax as Surfin’ Bird-alike ”One Potato” by The Elite [band from ”Back From the Grave” vol.1], “Crazy Talk” by The Loafers, ”Ballad Of A Juvenile Delinquent” by Phil Johns & The Lonely Ones, killer “She’s A Bad Motorcycle” The Crestones, “Rumble Rock” by Kip Tyler, “I’m The Wolf Man” by Round Robin, hilariously mad “I Hates Rabbits” by Jerry Neal, “Wombie Zombie” by Billy Taylor & The Tear Drops, “Goodbye Baby” by The Roxsters… Also there are four cool instros as crazy “Roo-Buh-Doo-Buh-Doo” by  The Statesmen, Bo Diddliesque “Boom Stix” by Curley & The Jades, real cool “Expressway” by the Crazy Crickets and mysterious “Like Weird” by Tommy Falcone & The Centuries that closes this great volume. The other vols of this series you can find in Rockabilly/Trash/R&B section of this blog. Now, this is A MUST alright! you gotta dig, dig, DIG!!!

 

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“…The rabbit’s swimmin’ in the river
I’ll just wait ’cause I’m no swimmer
To catch a rabbit’s lots of plannin’
(Oh boy) (Man, what a champion) (I hates rabbits!)”

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THE CUB KODA CRAZY SHOW [50’s/60’s R&B / R’n’R]

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Back in 1965, I lost my radio in an explosion. Yep. It just BLEW UP on the patio, just as Sonny Bono was whining-out “I Got You Babe.” Man, it was weird. No shit; this really happened. Smoke came out and everything. Now I realize it was an omen – soon FM formats would suck up the Holy Spirit of cool radio and snuff out the pilot light that was true rock & roll. For years, I’ve offered up my rhythm-horny ears as sacrificial lambs to something – ANYTHING – that could justify my owning a radio. (Heck, if it weren’t for baseball, my squawk box woulda gotten the old heave-ho ages ago.) Then, one day I heard the news…
IT’S TWELVE O’CLOCK
MIDNIGHT AND IT’S
TIME TO HOWL!
This eekin’ beacon was reekin’ with the same sonic earblasts that had once transformed a handful of plastic wires and transistors into a secondary heart. And who, disguised as Cub Koda, wild-mannered DJ for a 50,000 watter, fights a never ending battle for the truth, justice, and the American way, jumpin’, shoutin’, and gigglin’ through platters, chatters, and all that matters? Yesiree Bobalu, it’s the same Cubby the K we know and love as the “Vinyl Junkie” in his GOLDMINE mag column, and the same ol’ boy whose wax (fromhis teen pud combo the Del Tinos to his current rockaroonie blooz boy shenanigans to his shiny gold disc days of Brownsville Station and “Gropin’ In the Girls’ Room”) ranks him right up there with… um, lemme see… Nervous Norvus? Yep! And now right here in the nifty fifty we got us one dee-fried and bona fida Moondog blastin’ a regular riot known as THE BIG DISC JOCKEY SHOW IN THE SKY! But hey, this hi-fidelity shin-dig now knows no bounds, ‘cause plucked rip and ready from outta those high frequency ozone-rippin’ airwaves above our heads is a microgroove pancake featuring the Cubmaster hisself roarin’ and growlin’ and preachin’ and teachin’ and celebratin’ the advent of electricity like he’d been struck by lightning!
Ah, relief at last – an aural antidote to Sonny Bono!

Dive in and dig!
Billy Miller
KICKS MAGAZINE, USA

 

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LINK WRAY – Early Recordings / Good Rockin’ Tonight / Original Swan Recordings

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“Ace’s compilation pairs two old Chiswick vinyl compilations: 1978’s Early Recordings and 1982’s Good Rockin’ Tonight. Despite the title of Early Recordings, these aren’t the earliest sides Wray ever committed to wax. Link cut these sides for Swan between 1963 and 1967, many years after “Rumble” rolled all the way to 16 on Cadence and long after he left Epic. They’re midperiod but they’re still prime and, in some ways, even dirtier than his trailblazing Epic instrumentals because they were done on the cheap and shHere you got essential amelessly ape trends. Wray embraces the corn in covering the “Batman Theme,” co-opts surf for “Scatter,” indulges in some backwoods boogie on “Turnpike U.S.A.,” rips off “Telstar” on “Cross Ties,” turns “Rumble” into a noir novelty for “The Shadow Knows” — and those are just the recordings that came out as singles during the ’60s. Good Rockin’ Tonight is devoted to sides that were squirreled away in the vaults until 1982, many of which were covers, some of them even featuring vocals (like the title track). The music on the 1982 LP is of a piece with the 1978 set but it’s not quite on par: the earlier comp really did have the cream of the crop. That said, having the two of these records on one CD is not only a blast, it’s one of the best ways to hear Wray’s ’60s peak.”

Here you got essential Link Wray, some of his best recordings cut for Swan records in the mid 60’s. Link Wray’s best moments are all here, punked-out, raw, primal guitar instro riot. Already have posted these stuff before but hey… This is A MUST !!!

 

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DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS – Bykedelics (1999)

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Third in a row of Davie Allan 90’s comeback albums (after ”Loud Loose and Savage” and ”Fuzz Fest”). 14 cuts of cinematic mosrite fuzzbox guitar-sound driven instros. Not so surfin’ but rather a modern garage rockin’ sounding instro venture influenced by Henri Mancini, Morricone and yeah!, ’60s & ’70s biker flicks. Loads of cool stuff begin with fuzzed-out drama ‘‘Space Rift” and then you got ”Fender Bender”,  ” Encounter”,  moto-bikin’ ”Another Moped In Schenectady”, ”Fast And Loose”, floatin’ fuzz lounge of ”Organized” and couple of re-recorded Allen 60’s tunes as wah-wah pedal mutated ”Theme From The Unknown”. This stuff is almost identical to ”The Arrow Dynamic Sounds of… ” album issued on Total Energy rec. but with different track order and few different tunes. Bykadelics at Surfadelic, Dig!!!

”Modern instrumental rock album with lots of cool fuzz guitar”

 

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DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS – Devil’s Rumble [Anthology ’64 -’68]

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“For the latter half of the ’60s, Davie Allan and the Arrows were the kings of teen exploitation film soundtracks, recording a score of them for A.I.P. and other independent studios. The core of that work revolved around Allan’s manic, buzz-saw fuzz guitar (typified by The Wild Angels’ “Blues’ Theme,” a national hit), which was to the ’60s biker genre what Morricone was to the spaghetti Western. This treasure trove of Allen’s decades-unavailable recordings for Mike Curb (his high school choir-mate turned producer and record-biz mini-mogul) mark the first time most of the collection’s 40 rare tracks have been anthologized for CD. Allen has long been one of instrumental rock’s most unsung heroes, a pioneer of nascent garage punk and tripped-out psychedelia who shrewdly informed the primitive crunch of Link Wray with a savory taste for Mancini’s melodicism, taking the unlikely, electric mélange on the often downright experimental flights of multitracked six-string aggression chronicled here. Culling single sides and album cuts, this collection charts the Arrows’ explosion from early, SoCal surf-rooted innocence into the wildly inventive sultans of the sonic psych-out that powered Devil’s Angels, Born Losers, Wild in the Streets, and the other cult ’60s soundtracks that form the bulk of this collection.” [Jerry McCulley]

 

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“This music never fails to conjure up images of Hell’s Angels, or 60s exploitation flicks, and there is a reason to that. Most of this music was written for exploitation film soundtracks, primarilly those by Roger Corman. As good as those biker films are, the best part of them is by far the music.”
“Davie Allan & The Arrows recorded the most frenzied instrumentals the world has ever heard! Allan’s fuzzed-out guitar was an audio compass pointing towards freedom, sex, danger and violence, his trashy fretboard riffs exploding behind flickering celluloid images of cycle runs, biker fights, drug freakouts and rubber-burnin’ hot rods.”
As you should know by now, Davie Allan is a king of fuzzed-out psychedelic surf. This 40 trax comp. is a collecton of singles, soundtracks & albums cuts, great overview of Davie Allan & The Arrows 60’s work. They were one of the masters of instrumental rock next to Link Wray, Dick Dale or The Ventures.  This is one of my favorite comps ever, A MUST for Surfadelic fans and others!

 

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