NIGHT SHADOW – The Square Root Of Two + Bonus Trax [60’s Cult Garage/Psych]

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One of the first and longest lived garage bands formed in ’56 in Georgia, USA. They were known as The Night Shadows, Night Shadow, Little Phil & The Night Shadows and went through various lineup changes. Their best and most famous recordings dates from ’66 -’68 when they were fronted by Little Phil and released the classic single ’67 garage rocker ”60 Second Swinger” and legendary ’68 LP ”The Square Root of Two”. Issued on Spectrum Stereo, original of this very rare slab now can be found at ”nice price” from € 2500 – € 3500. Even ’79 reissue on Hottrax Records [with different mixes on few trax] is pretty $$$.

 

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1979. reissue on Hottrax Recordsremixed with altered sleeve

Now on music. Here you got mix of great garage/folk/psych trax as ”So Much”, ”In The Air”, ”Plenty Of Trouble”, classic garage punk as ”The Way It Used To Be”, ”60 Second Swinger” [two versions, single and fuzzed-out!!!], nine and a half minutes of hard fuzz/wah/psych dementia ”I Can’t Believe” and other fine psychsters ”Illusion” and ”Anything But Lies’‘. There are few duds throw aways as ”Hot Dog Man” and ”Turned On” but nobody’s perfect alright! 20 trax with singles and rare cuts. So Much, Dig!!!

 

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MILAN (THE LEATHER BOY) – Hell Bent For Leather + Bonus Trax!!! [60’s Garage/Psych]

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”Im A Leather Boy, Let Me Tell You What I Mean
Im A Leather Boy, Let Me Tell You About My Sin…”

 

”Milan Radenkovich (Born 1941. in Belgrade, Serbia, ex Yugoslavia), who was always credited mononymously as Milan, was an American record producer, songwriter and recording artist on numerous songs made throughout the 1960s, mostly though not exclusively in the garage rock genre. He released an LP and numerous singles for seven different national record labels and other independent labels (a total of more than 30 songs) under a variety of names, including Milan with His Orchestra, Milan, The World of Milan, Milan (The Leather Boy), and The Leather Boy, and also worked under the name Rick Rodell. As a producer, arranger and/or songwriter, Milan oversaw many other releases by a variety of artists ranging from the pop singer Lou Christie to the psychedelic rock band the Head Shop.”

 

 

”In 1983, Milan was re-introduced to the world in Pebbles, Volume 11 of the Pebbles series.”

”From his earliest incarnation in the record industry as a Xmas twister, the enigmatic Milan has changed his name and re-invented himself several times: a teen idol with a cute hairdo and a preppy look, a garage gonzo savage, an all dressed-in-black biker stud, a psychedelic screamer in love with satellite sounds and other characters known or waiting to be discovered. One thing is for sure, few people can claim so many identities in less than a decade. Composer, interpreter, producer & arranger, Milan is also all of these throughout the 60’s. This anthology pays homage to the man.”

 

 

Now, check this out!

”Milan’s older brother, Petar Radenković, is a famous former Yugoslavian-Serbian goalkeeper with the football (soccer) team, TSV 1860 München of Munich, who won the German Bundesliga title in 1966 and the German Cup in 1964.”

What you say ha !?!

And now to get it straight. This collection was made by Mr.Eliminator himself from the best possible audio sources available out there and contains all the trax from Lp compilation ”Hell Bent For Leather”+ 11 bonus cuts. That means 31 trax, almost all of  Milan’s singles sides from 1962-70. and with various bands and projects as The Head Shop, The Chanters, The Doughboys, Licorice Schtik [favorite band name], Ice Cream, The Downtown Collection, The Unclaimed, Breeze, High Voltage, The American Beetles…

I know you know Mr. Leather Boy from various garage comps [cult tunes “Im A Leather Boy”, “On The Go”, “Shadows“, “You Gotta Have Soul”] and this is not the first time I post his music, but you must check this out, ’cause half of this stuff is killer garage/psych + fun bubblegum & baroque pop = A MUST! Milan was a ”King Among Men” born in my hometown, but sadly passed away in ’71 at age of 29. I strongly recommend “The Head Shop” ’69 LP to you psych-heads, that has some of his most psych-out tunes. Check some of my favs down there… You Gotta Have Soul, Dig!!!

”Ride The Wind, Gonna Ride The Wind
You And Me Gonna Ride The Wind”

”Come On, Let’s Go
Leather Boy On The Go”

 

And yeah… The Oblivians, Guitar Wolf and most recently Lost Sounds did a cool cover of  “On The Go” as ”Motorcycle Leather Boy”. Check ’em too down below if you ain’t already.

 

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BARRY ALLEN – Lovedrops [1966. Canuck Garage/Pop]

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”Barry Allen was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and started his musical career as guitarist/backing vocalist in Wes Dakus And The Rebels. While recording with Dakus in New Mexico in 1964, producer Norman Petty liked Allen backing vocals so much he convinced Allen to cut some tunes for a single, this resulted in the release in 1964. of a 45 entitled Over My Shoulder / Flame Of Love on Quality (Dot 16635 in the U.S.). By 1965 Allen had signed a solo deal with Capitol Records U.S. and released his first single for Canadian Capitol entitled Easy Come, Easy Go / Hot Sunshine which was followed by three more Canadian Capitol singles starting with Never You Mind / It’s All Right With Me Now, A Penny, A Teardrop / Love Me Again and Hurry Santa Hurry, all from 1965. -Barry Allen won a Juno Award in 1965 for “Most Promising Male Vocalist” and proved himself in 1966 with Love Drops…”

You could hear Barry on a few garage-pop trax in my previous post with Wes Dakus And The Rebels, and now here’s his second album [first is ”Goin’ Places”] from ’66. This pretty rare slab is somehow solid mix of pop [even baroque pop as ”I Won’t Be There” or ”Stumble And Fall”], folk rock and garage that reminds me on The Beau Brummels style. Lp consist half of originals [mostly penned by Stu Mitchell] and half of fine covers of “Codine”, “My Little Red Book”, Dave Clark Five,  The Mindbenders and Bobby Fuller Four. This vinyl rip ”package” comes with few bonus trax from his first lp and singles. Not so blistering greatness but kinda interesting if you’re into 60’s fetishism. Oh! Canaduh! Dig!!!

 

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WES DAKUS & THE REBELS – Surfadelic Collection [Canuck 60’s Instro/Garage Rock]

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”Wes Dakus was the band leader of “Club 93 Rebels”, Canada’s most influential and popular instrumental group of the 1960s.
Wes Dakus & The Club 93 Rebels formed in 1958 and often interchanged personnel with Edmonton’s Nomads. They were signed to Quality Records in 1960 and released “El Ringo” that year. Touring as the backing act for several other prominant artists, including Buddy Knox, which established the band as seasoned professionals allowing them to record material as Wes Dakus & The Rebels with famed producer Norman Petty (Roy Orbison, kd lang) starting in 1962. Later sessions in 1964 also produced recordings for Dakus himself and erstwhile member Barry Allen’s side project as a solo artist. There were also singles released under the name The Dundeeville Players featuring guitarist George Tomsco.
Club 93 Rebels included Barry Allen (guitar, Vocalss), Bob Clarke (guitar), Stu Mitchell (drums) and Dennis Paul (bass).
In 1965 ‘The Wes Dakus Album – With The Rebels’ was released on Capitol and spawned several singles including “Hobo” and “Come On Down”. In 1966 an album of additional tracks was issued on KAPP in the US as “Wes Dakus’s Rebels”. In Canada the album was not released but split into several individual singles as solo recordings for the band’s various members including Wes Dakus, Stu Mitchell, Barry Allen and Dennis Paul.
RPM Magazine voted Wes Dakus & The Rebels Canada’s “Top Instrumental Group” in 1964 and 1965.”

 

 

 

Collection of 1960-1968 singles and lp recordings by this Edmonton rockin’ crew. You could hear ’em on ”Forbidden City Dog Food” and other 60’s garage comps as ”Get Ready To Fly”, ”That’s Swift” or ”Early Canadian Rockers”. Here you got instrumental tunes, garage fuzz rockers and psych track as ”Acid”. All in all, 30 trax of Canaduh 60’s R’n’R ! Say… Dig!!!

 

v.a. FORBIDDEN CITY DOG FOOD [50s & 60s Instro/R&B/Trash/Exotica + Movie Trailers]

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”Uhoh Baby ! Legendary…One of the very first of Lux Interior’s Vip Vop Tapes to make it onto vinyl way back in the late 1980’s…..This is a limited edition pressing from the USA, the original 1st pressings say Australia (Like the Born Bad series)…..Crazed mix of Rockabilly, Surf, movie clips and a dash of R&B !….Just what the good Dr ordered! Get it while you can!”

Lux’s warm up tape, similar concept to ”Wavy Gravy” with great ridiculous horror & trash flics trailers between [mostly instro tittyshakin’] trax. Don’t miss it! Do The Pig! Dig!!!

 

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The Best Of The GIRL GROUPS [Vinyl Rip!]

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“Is she really going out with him?
“Well, there she is, Let’s ask her”
“Betty, is that Jimmy’s ring you’re wearing?”
“Gee, it must be great riding with him”
“Is he picking you up after school today?”
“By the way, where did you meet him?…”

[The Shangri-Las ”Leader Of The Pack”]

This Rhino ’87 vinyl collection is one of my favs ’cause it’s a great introduction in 60’s girl groups sounds and has such ace stuff as Shangri-Las ”Leader Of The Pack”, ”Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand)” & ”Give Him A Great Big Kiss”, Dixie Cups ”Chapel Of Love” & ”People Say”, Chiffons ”One Fine Day”, Shirelles ”Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, ”Baby It’s You”… You could hear many of these classic tunes in some fine movies as ”Goodfellas”, ”Full Metal Jacket”, ”True Romance”, The Wanderers, ”Quadrophenia” etc. Well, if you’re in romantic mood and wanna feel the real 60’s atmosphere don’t go no further… Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. ”When I say I’m in love, you best believe I’m in love, L-U-V!” Dig!!!

”Well, what color are his eyes?
I don’t know, he’s always wearing shades
Is he tall?
Well, I’ve got to look up
Yeah? well I hear he’s bad
Hmm, he’s good-bad, but he’s not evil
Tell me more, tell me more”

 

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THE PRETTY THINGS – Attention! vol.1&2 [Vinyl Rip!]

 

This is re-post of two German 70’s compilations of Pretty’s ’64 -’66 recordings. I know, I know, you already have every Pretty Things comps and albums that can be found out there but… but these Germ slabs have pretty different, more ballsy full sound, so that’s the ‘selling point’ alright! Top UK 60’s Garage/Rhythm & Blues. Don’t Bring Me Down, Dig!!!

You buzz around, but you don’t sting
You take a chance, don’t lose a thing
You move on out, then shake around
Now jerk!”

Attention! vol.1 : Don’t Bring Me Down, Road Runner, We’ll Be Together, Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut, Judgement Day, Honey I Need , L.S.D, I Can Never Say, Big Boss Man, Come See Me, Big City, Oh, Baby Doll

Attention! vol.2 : Tripping, Buzz The Jerk, Death Of A Socialite, Gonna Find Me Substitute, The Sun, The Moon Is Rising, Photographer, Rainin’ In My Heart, Bright Lights Of The City, Can’t Stand The Pain, My Time, We’ll Play House

 

EP CHOICE – From The Rare Mod EP Collection

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Interesting collection of rare and demo recordings by 60’s mod acts as Steve Marriott’s Moments, The Fleur De Lys, The Mule Skinners, The Richard Kent Style, Sharon Tandy , The Clique… It’s a mix of garage, r&b, mod & soul tunes. I’ve added bonus The Afex ”She’s Got The Time” E.P. for a good measure. Check some favs below, Dig!!!

 

 

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R@M0#E$ – !t’$ Al!^e [Vinyl Rip!]

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”This amphetamine-paced double-LP served as a Ramones career retrospective, smack at their peak, and shows the Queens crew almost stumbling across hardcore around the same time California was inventing it. Over four nights in 1977 at London’s Rainbow Theater, the punk pioneers blasted through 28 songs from their first three albums. (Thanks to their tidily short length, they squeezed in nearly all of ’em.) The final LP version came mostly from the last night, charged with an energy so electric that fans are said to have ripped seats from the floor and thrown them at the stage in enthusiasm. It’s no surprise, as the entire record pulses with American punk’s promise, a spittle-spewing Joey Ramone barely pausing between “Pinhead,” “Do You Wanna Dance?” and “Chain Saw.” He even barely pauses long enough to get out all the lyrics, the band buzzing away behind him like they’re in a machine shop. During post-production, the speed was something with which even the band itself struggled to keep up. In his book, Hey Ho, Let’s Go: The Story of the Ramones, Everett True writes that Dee Dee needed extra fuel to record bass overdubs: an extra-heavy helping of black coffee.” Arielle Castillo

 

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Ahh, sweet memories of teenage years. This was the first R@M0#E$ lp I’ve bought in ’84. while in highschool. It was a time when I was headbanging to the beat of The Clash, The Stranglers, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Blondie, Pistols, Dead Kennedys … It’s a West German issue that was most easier to find in Europe back then. I know you’re over stuffed with R@M0#E$ stuff but then again… they are my no.1 favorite band and this is one of the best live rock lps and Surfadelic vinyl rip is far superior to CD version you can find out there. So… 1-2-3-4 … Dig!!!

 

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JOHN DU CANN – The World’s Not Big Enough [1977. Glam/Power Pop]

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”The World’s Not Big Enough is the only solo album by John Du Cann, who was best known as guitarist and vocalist with Atomic Rooster and Hard Stuff in the 1970s. The album was recorded in 1977, but remained unreleased until 1992.”

”John Du Cann joined Atomic Rooster in 1970 after fronting The Attack, a now-legendary freakbeat band, and Andromeda, a heavy rock group. He was with Rooster for the hit singles “Tomorrow Night” and “Devil’s Answer”.  Du Cann subsequently joined Bullet  (with Rooster drummer Paul Hammond) and signed to Purple Records (they subsequently changed their name to Hard Stuff). He later played in Thin Lizzy (as a replacement for Gary Moore) until, in 1977, he recorded his first “solo” album.

For various reasons, this LP was shelved and it is only now getting its first official release. At this time, John was part of the same management stable as Status Quo and he enlisted the help of Francis Rossi, who produced and played on the album.  Also featured are keyboard player Andy Bown (ex-The Herd) and Angel Air stalwart John McCoy on bass (Gillan, Mammoth).

This CD release of “The World Is Not Big Enough” features an impressive collection of demos, singles and outtakes.”

”…three-minute punk-ish pop ditties that could just as easily been blaring out of speakers contemporaneous to anything by The Cars, Blondie or Cheap Trick. “Power Pop” …and much better than the rest, I think. Atomic Rooster fans…know that this is going to be great rock and roll but they would have never guessed at the form it would have taken. Status Quo fans will want to snap it up for the contributions from both Andy Bown and Francis Rossi. Everybody else, don’t be a dummy and get this thing as soon as you can!” Music America, (July 1999)

 

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