HELLO – The Glam Singles Collection [1972-77]

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”Superb comprehensive 24 track round up of Glam legends Hello! The album includes the top ten hits “Tell Him” and “New York Groove” signed to bell records in 1974 this foursome from North London had success with a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Carol”, this led to a top 10 UK hit with a version of the Exciters/Billie Davis “Tell Him” and to being named “brightest hope for 1975” in a disc reader poll. It was in this year that they had their biggest success with “New York Groove” which remains the song most people associate with hello, to this day.”

Back to thee good ole days of catchy tunes and glittering grooves. Hello is one of those forgotten 70’s rockin’ gems in vein of Garry Glitter, Sweet or 10cc. So clap your hands, stomp your feet ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS – Sick On You [70’s Glam/Punk]

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”Formed in 1972, the band harnessed the New York Dolls’ trashy punk aesthetic and cranked it up to 11. Decked out like a pack of tacky trannies, the band played street rock ’n’ roll, with a twisted sense of humor. The Brats’ look was pop metal way before the likes of Mötley Crüe, while their sound was straight-up punk filtered through the feedback of garage guitars. With the strength of their live set, and the patronage of The Who’s Keith Moon, the band struck a deal and recorded its eponymous debut in 1973. But when things went awry behind the scenes, the finished product wouldn’t get put out until 1975, when Mercury Records Norway released the material as Grown Up Wrong. Cherry Red would later issue a single “Then He Kissed Me” in 1979, then eventually, the entire album years later.

 

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Sick On You is the ultimate reissue of the band’s debut. The opening track “Chez Maximes”—with its ironic piano intro, is as dirty as they come. “Another School Day” is an ode to the 1950s via trashy guitars and a sneer. “Sick On You” is driving punk rock some three years too early, which in essence is the story of the Hollywood Brats—bad timing. The band would implode somewhere around 1976. But all was not lost—keyboardist Casino Steele would soon go on to form punk pioneers The Boys among other sordid activities, while Brats singer Andrew Matheson would pen the recent critically lauded book Sick On You: The Disastrous Story of Britain’s Great Lost Punk Band.”

The classic ‘lost’ debut from London proto-punk legends and masters of disorder The Hollywood Brats + previously unheard outtakes, rarities, live tracks.

 

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BOSS DANCE HITS + LIVE AT THE FUNNY FARM [1966. Hawaii Garage/Surf]

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Two rare Hawaiian 60’s comps, ”Boss Dance Hits” with cool surf instro stuff by The Telstars and The Mop Tops and ”Live At The Funny Farm” featuring Hawaii garage bands as The Spirits, The Undertakers, Val Richards V, The Manchesters and The Casuals in live rockin’ action. Boss stuff, Dig!!!

 

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BATTLE OF RAT FINK HILL + THE JUNIOR RAYMEN – Rumble ’66 [Unissued Raw Rockin’ Instros]

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Battle Of Rat Fink Hill gathers unissued Link Wray and Bo Diddley inspired Pittsburgh teen band instrumentals 1961-63. featuring The Outcasts, The Galaxies, The Keys, The Mad Hatters, The Sonics [not the legendary NW band].

 

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Link Wray’s nephew Vern circa 1966 with his teen combo the Junior Raymen whangin’ away on four Link stompers & an original, Rat Fink on this killer mini-LP! The J.R.’s star never got a chance to shine, as Vern was killed a few months after these sessions! Produced by Vernon Wray!

 

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble !!!

 

SIGNED, D.C. [60’s Garage Rock]

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One of those early garage comps lp from good old 80’s. Issued on Satan Records [Hang It Out To Dry!, What A Way To Die, Wail On The Beach!, Get A Board!, Gamma Knee Kappa,…] it gathers some real cool fuzzed-out 60’s punk monsters as The British Walkers ”Bad Lightnin”, The English Muffins ”Leave Or Stay”, The Herd ”Things Won’t Change’‘, killer instro by The Moon Men [w/Link Wray !] ”Other Side Of The Moon” and other fine tunes as The Drag Kings ”Midnight Drag Of Paul Revere”, The Grey Stokes ”The Legend Of Tarzan”, The Hangmen ”What A Girl Can’t Do”, The Apollos ”That’s The Breaks” or raw instro ”Nautiloid Reef” by The Nautiloids. Check some favs below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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PETE TERRACE – King Of The Boogaloo [1967]

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”Boogaloo is a Latin American Music style that emerged in New York City in the early 1960s, before reaching the height of its popularity later on in the decade. It fuses American Rhythm & Blues and Jazz with Son Cubano and frequent African American culture terminology to create an upbeat crossover style that appealed to both Latin American and African American communities. Boogaloo emulates the sounds of a party, with funky rhythms, handclaps and excited voices. Common instruments include piano, trumpet, saxophone, double bass, congas, bongos, güiro and timbales.”

Hey Carlito! How are you man? Used to run smack with Rolando. Right?” “Little bit. Yeah.” “Little bit? Little bit! That’s a good one. I hear you guys used to be fucking kings man!!”

Lately I’m in the mood for some party music. Pedro Terrace [aka Pedro Gutierrez] also known as “The King Of Latin Jazz” is NY Latin 60’s musician and this is his best lp, live set recorded at Chez Jose in New York! This latin stuff remind me on cool flicks like ”Scarface” or ”Carlito’s Way”, so c’mon Bang Bang, Do The Boogaloo!

The World Is Yours!

 

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REAL GONE GARBAGE [50’s & 60’s Trash]

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“One man’s garbage is another man’s gold”

”Or as the world’s greatest Rock’n’Roll band puts it, “Your Trash, My Treasure”. Here is a goldmine of garbage dug deep from the dump. Unwanted one-non-hit blunders from the bowels of the 50s & 60s. Put on your gloves, clamp a clothespin on your nose and prepare for a VISIT TO HECK!”

Yo peoples! Here are some real funny and sick shit for a change. Check out some stoopeed dance hits as Steve & The Holidays ”Unemployment”, ”Irving Gluck Twist” or suicide hit single Ralph Smedley’s Suffocate/Drown – ”You feel great when you suffocate, You lose weight when you suffocate…” Dig!!!

 

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RARE WILD PRIMITIVE & ORIGINAL EARLY ROCK INSTRUMENTALS

 

Two vinyl slabs full of 50’s & 60’s instros, issued in Netherlands on famous rockabilly White Label Records in early 80’s. Well, I can tell you it’s a mix of some really ace instro rockers as Tempomen ”The Chopper”, Royaltones ”Black Lightning”, Noise Makers ”Panic” & ”Zoobee”, Hollywood Hurricanes ”Beavers”, Dawnbeats ”Midnight Express”, The Vulcans ”Shimmy Shuffle”,  Sting Rays ‘‘Surfer’s Walk”, Swanks ”Ghost Train”,  Dial Tones ”Boss”,  Sportesmen ”Dreaming”,  Princetons Five ‘‘Deadman”, Phantom Five ”Graveyard”… and some so so and lame stuff. You can choose brothers and sistas, you can choose! Check out some favs below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS – Surfadelic Collection !!!

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”Formed in Detroit in 1964. they served as Mitch Ryder’s backup band from 1964 to 1967. The band had a number of top twenty hits in the mid-1960s before lead singer Ryder was enticed away by Bob Crewe with offers of a solo career, after which the group quickly dissolved.

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels had their first big hit in 1965 with “Jenny Take a Ride”, which reached #10 on national charts, and #1 on the R&B chart – the first time a self-contained rock group had achieved the latter distinction. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Crewe had originally planned to release the track as a B side, but changed his mind after seeing the reactions of Brian Jones and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, who were in the Stei-Philips studio in New York City as it was being recorded.

 

 

Ryder and the Detroit Wheels followed up with another top twenty hit, “Little Latin Lupe Lu,” which peaked at #17. After a couple of misses, the group had its biggest hit with the “Devil with a Blue Dress On”/”Good Golly Miss Molly” medley which reached #4. Around this period they also recorded a number of albums, largely composed of reworked R&B classics, along with a smattering of original compositions.

In 1967 Ryder had another top ten hit with “Sock It to Me, Baby!”, which was banned by some stations as too sexually suggestive. The band had its last hit with the brassy “Too Many Fish in the Sea”/”Three Little Fishes” single, which reached #24. Crewe then persuaded Ryder to quit the group and embark on a solo career.” [wiki]

Yep! Another Surfadelic comp. This one already have been posted but this is fresh edition, an ultra-dynamic Detroit R&B/Soul rockers collection gathering Mitch Ryder’s best 60’s sides with The Detroit Wheels. Sock it to me baby, Dig!!!

 

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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Surfadelic Collection !!!

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”One of the most commercially successful US garage bands. In 1965, the Raiders began recording a string of garage rock classics. Under the guidance of producer Terry Melcher, the group relocated to Los Angeles and increasingly emulated the sounds of British Invasion bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Dave Clark Five, and the Animals, while adding an American, R&B feel. Their first major national hit, “Just Like Me” (No. 11, 1965) was one of the first rock records to feature a distinctive, double-tracked guitar solo, performed by guitarist Drake Levin.

The band appeared regularly in the U.S. on national television, most notably on Dick Clark’s Where the Action Is, Happening ’68, and It’s Happening, the latter two co-hosted by Revere and Lindsay. In November 1966, the band appeared as themselves performing a song on the popular Batman television series in the episode “Hizzonner the Penguin”. The Raiders had an endorsement deal with the Vox Amplifier Company through its U.S. distributor, the Thomas Organ Co., with Revere using the Vox Continental combo organ and Volk occasionally playing the Vox Phantom IV bass. When performing, the entire band was plugged into Vox Super Beatle amplifiers. The band was reported to be the first major band in history to tour with all members amplified, including sidemen such as horn players.

 

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Their hits from this period included “Kicks” (Billboard Pop Chart No. 4), “Hungry” (No. 6), “The Great Airplane Strike” (No. 20), “Good Thing” (No. 4), and “Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” (No. 5). Of these, “Kicks” became their best-known song, an anti-drug message written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil that was originally earmarked for the Animals. (Mann later revealed in interviews that the song was written about their friend, fellow 1960s songwriter Gerry Goffin, whose ongoing drug problems were interfering with his career and his relationship with then wife Carole King.

In mid-1967, with three gold albums to their credit, the Raiders were Columbia’s top-selling rock group.”

This is ultimately definitive comp. of The Raiders 60s stuff from 1965. to 1969. so don’t go no further ’cause this is essential! Step out ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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