Play the BEAT… Punk!
”The Ventures have had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. The band was among the first to employ and popularize fuzz and flanging guitar effects, concept albums, and twelve-string guitars in rock music. Their instrumental virtuosity, innovation, and unique sound influenced a large number of musicians and bands, earning the group the moniker “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands”
The Ventures of Tacoma, Washington were one of the most influential instro rock bands of all times. They recorded 100s of albums and instros with styles ranged from r-billy, r’n’r, r&b to surf, garage rock and psychedelia. There are zillions of ‘best of’ collections out there but I think they do no justice to this legendary group. Mostly, the usual comps are too generic, made for geeks, concentrate on too much cover versions and not so attractive sides. So… Here’s another Surfadelic super-collection ingeniously made by Mr.Eliminator himself, just for your listening pleasure. It mainly contains original tunes with only few covers from their ’63 -’68 albums and singles. Of course emphasis is on fuzzed-out, rockin’ & surfin tunes. Stop action! It’s Super Surfadelic alright! Dig!!!
The Kaisers were garage beat band from Edinburgh, Scotland. From 1993 to 2002 they recorded wyld bunch o’ garage/beat lps and singles for No Hit Records, Spinout, Norton, Get Hip, etc. Their style are similar to those of Billy Childish gang The Milkshakes raw 60’s influenced rockin’ beat. During their career The Kaisers recorded several instrumentals, on singles and couple on almost every album. This here is Surfadelic collection of their instros with style ranged from Link Wray inluenced raw hoot to twangin’ Joe Meek production kinda 60s recordings. Short but sweet. Let’s Stomp!!!
”In 1979, a Berlin record store issued Acid Dreams, a compilation of American psychedelic garage punk in a simple op-art sleeve, pressed in an edition of only 77 copies. It was inspired by the Nuggets compilation that appeared on Elektra in 1972, but dug much deeper into US ’60s pop culture than even that brilliant double LP set had dared to venture. Its emergence was only slightly predated by the first Pebbles compilation, which had appeared in Australia the year before. Acid Dreams was an instant classic. It defined the perfect garage psych compilation and went on to spawn sequels over the following decades. These include Acid Dreams Testament, Acid Dreams Epitaph (both on compact disc), The Return of Acid Dreams, the triple LP set Acid Dream.”
93 trax collection of wyld 60’s psych punk with such killer acts as The Music Machine, The Sparkles, The Swamp Rats, The Red Crayola, The Balloon Farm, Larry & The Blue Notes, Phil & The Frantics and loads of lesser known names. Some of this tunes can be heard on Pebbles, Back From The Grave or Sixties Rebellion series but many are pretty unknown. Fine selection of tunes for 60’s garage fanatics and others. It’s a Question Of Temperature alrigh. Dig!!!
Two rare LP collections, interesting mix of some obscure rockabilly & blues tunes. 24 trax of rockin’n’bluesin’ losers and some well known acts as Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Elmore James, Frankie Lee Sims, Sonny Boy Williamson, J.B Lenoir. Say… Dig!!!
Yep! More Bobby Fuller rock’n’roll, this time from his pre-hit days with The Fanatics, recorded in his garage studio on Album Avenue in El Paso, Texas. While mostly unissued and alternate versions, some of this tunes as I Fought The Law, Fool Of Love, Saturday Night, King Of The Beach, A New Shade Of Blue and Keep On Dancing were later re-recorded for classic ’65/’66 lp’s with The Bobby Fuller Four. All of this stuff you can find on comps as “El Paso Rock” and “Shakedown!” I’ve already posted on my old blog but wtf, here’s The Best of the Texas Years 1962-64. Bobby was a R’n’R King for sure!!!