THE REAL KIDS – st [1977] + ’74/’77 Demos!

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American punk/power pop rock’n’roll band from Boston, Massachusetts formed as The Kids in 1972 by John Felice after he left The Modern Lovers. They played 50’s & 60’s/Groovies/ Stooges/ VU/ Dolls influenced raw garage pop punk. In 1977. Red Star Records issued The Real Kids classic debut slab with twelve raw rockin’ tunes, 9 originals as ‘All Kindsa Girls’, ‘Solid Gold (Thru And Thru)’,,’Better Be Good’, ‘She’s Alright’, ‘My Baby’s Book’, ‘Do The Boob’, ‘Raggae Raggae’… and fine covers of Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and Huey “Piano” Smith songs. This here is a vinyl rip of their debut lp plus newly found rippin’ proto-punk 1974/’77 demo tapes of their first recordings. ‘Like their name, these guys were for real’. Dig!!!

 

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!!! BUZZCOCKS !!!

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“Feeling like I’m almost sixteen again
Layin’ ’round doing nothing like all my friends
Play it cool don’t get angry count up to ten
Just like I was sixteen again”

 

Legendary 70’s pop punkers from Bolton , UK famous for their fast & melodic gems like Orgasm Addict, What Do I Get?, Ever Fallen In Love?, Lipstick, Fast Cars, I Don’t Mind, Sixteen Again… One of the first punk groups to establish an independent record label [four-track EP “Spiral Scratch”]. In ’78/’79 they produced three classic LPs  ‘Another Music in a Different Kitchen’, ‘Love Bites’, ‘A Different Kind of Tension’ and one of the best singles collections ever: ‘Singles Goung Steady’. ‘Product’ is a ’89 collection of all of their 70’s albums plus ’81 mini lp and some live stuff.  R.I.P. Pete Shelley, thank you for the music…

 

“Feeling rather strange when you’re sixteen again
Things don’t seem the same the past is so plain
This future is our future this time’s not a game
This time you’re sixteen again…”
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THE CRAMPS – Surfadelic Jungle!

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“Gonna take a week off, Gonna go to Hell
Send ya a postcard, Hey I’m doin’ swell!
Wish you were here, Aloha from Hell…”

 

Hell yeah! This Surfadelic collection is dedicated to my favorite band and 30th anniversary of being ‘Cramped’. The story goes somethin’ like this: Way back in 1988. my then girlfriend gave me an audio casette of some new wave/punk comp. with Joy Division, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke and stuff, but baby… When “Human Fly” buzz blasted outta speakers I was knocked out & down. As a huge fan of horror, b movies and punk rock, I was won over by The CRAMPS and they soon became my fav band next to Ramones.
First lp I heard was “A Date With Elvis” with legendary killer tunes as ‘Can Your Pussy Do The Dog’, ‘What’s Inside A Girl’, ‘How Far Can Too Far Go’, ‘Aloha From Hell’… but the first album I owned was now a classic “Stay Sick!” ’89 lp. ‘God Damn Rock & Roll’, ‘Bikini Girls With Machine Guns’, ‘All Women Are Bad’, ‘The Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon’ were the hit tunes for the ‘New Cramped Generation’. This comp. gathers my favorite Cramps tunes from their more glamorous second [‘bass phase’] period from 1986. to 2003. and their final album “Fiends Of Dope Island”. I know you already have everything by The Cramps but hey… This is ‘Surfadelic Jungle’, alright! Let’s Get F*cked Up, Dig!!!

 

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THE BOYS – st [1977]

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“Although they were swiftly overtaken by the emergence of a custom-crafted power pop movement, for much of 1977-1978 the Boys reigned supreme in the bright and breezy bubble punk stakes, simply churning out a succession of two-to-three-minute gems that flooded not only their albums and singles, but also the realms of the alter-ego Yobs. Patently influenced by the Ramones but readily avoiding the most obvious traps by virtue of their own understanding of what made a pop song tick, the Boys’ first two singles, “I Don’t Care” and “The First Time,” remain period classics, while their debut album, September 1977’s The Boys, went on to nibble the U.K. Top 50 at a time when such glories were still a rare achievement. Tightly scything guitars, sharply embroidered keyboards, and Kid Reid’s contagiously imploring vocals dominate the proceedings, a relentlessly crisp buzzsaw whine that is as melodic as it is fast and as irresistibly singalong as it is either. Time, the enemy of so many punk-era artifacts, hasn’t dented the album’s pleasures; indeed, it might even have heightened them, as a direct line of descent to the modern likes of Green Day is revealed in living neon.” [Dave Thompson]

 

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”The Boys debut album is one of the great overlooked records of the UK punk scene. Fourteen tracks of exciting, high-energy rock ‘n’ roll, in a touch over 28 minutes, of a rare quality that rivals even the mighty Ramones early albums. Punk Rock heaven.”

”Track after track bear witness to the amazing energy, sense of melody and creativeness of The Boys, arguably the best melodic punk band alongside The Buzzcocks.”

“What to buy after you got the SEX PISTOLS, CLASH, RAMONES, BUZZCOCKS, DAMNED & GENERATION X albums? THE BOYS, baby!!!!!  You only need to know 2 chords to make a killer riff and the BOYS prove that left and right on their debut. Super cool ’77 punk. Don’t miss out.”

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DICK DALE And His DEL-TONES – Draggin’ And Surfin’ / Surfers’ Guitar / Rarities

 

Re-post of these 90’s lp collections of DD 60’s stuff. ”Draggin’ And Surfin” contains his vocal cuts, cool songs about hot rods and surfing. ”Surfers’ Guitar” gathers killer DD instros  mostly from his ’63/’64 lps ”Checkered Flag”, ”Mr. Eliminator” and ”Summer Surf”. ”Rarities” is a collection of singles B sides and stuff. Let’s dance to the Dick Dale Stomp!

 

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DICKHEADS / HOT RODS TO HELL! Volume II

 

Two 90’s surf & hot rod comps. ‘Dickheads’ is a 10 trax Dick Dale tribute album featuring surf revival & garage bands as The Galaxy Trio, Thee Phantom 5ive, The Cowslingers, The Penetrators, The Daytonas, The Quadrajets… covering some DD classics. It comes with 12 bonus cuts added by Mr.Eliminator. ‘Hot Rods To Hell’ is car themed comp. mostly of instros and few vocal cuts with some same bands as on ‘Dickheads’, plus The Boss Martians, Davie Allan And The Arrows, The Surf Trio , Insect Surfers, The Hentchmen, The Royal Pendletons, The Space Cossacks…  ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here!’ Dig!!!

 

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THE ULTRAS – Surf-Pop-Sludge [1993]

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”THE ULTRAS are a mostly-instrumental rock’n’roll trio from San Francisco formed in l988 by guitarist Eric “Sludge” Lenchner. They call their sound “Surf-Pop-Sludge”.

In their early days, the Ultras played the “new lounge” supper clubs in San Francisco utilizing their diverse musical palette of Surf, Rockabilly, Salsa, Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Psychedelic styles. This was a low-volume sound with the instrumentation of electric guitar, acoustic “string” bass, and brushed drums.

In the l990’s, as the Ultras began to play more and more original music (at a more electrified volume), they moved from the lounges to the original music showcase clubs of San Francisco and Northern California. The Ultras toured the West Coast several times and shared the bill numerous times with surf music legend Dick Dale.

1993 saw the release of the Ultras’ CD, SURF-POP-SLUDGE Produced by Scott Mathews, the man responsible for the Dick Dale “comeback” CD” on Hightone, “Surf-Pop-Sludge” was a college radio hit, going Top Ten on numerous stations throughout the U.S.

In 1995 the Ultras stopped playing live shows due to guitarist Lenchner’s hearing damage. They have continued to record, and their latest projects are “Rocket Jockey” (video game), “Attack of the New Killer Surf Guitars” (compilation featuring Ultras’ track “THE ULTRA FACTOR”), and “Just Write” (feature film starring Sherilyn Fenn – soundtrack features “Steel Twist” by The Ultras).”

Hey surfers! Check out this fine surfin’ instro slab I just found recently. The Ultras can be spotted on some 90’s surf revival comps as ‘Beyond The Beach’ or ‘Gnarly Reef’, but on ‘Rocket Jockey’ [game soundtrack with Dick Dale] they put some killer instros as ”Death Tube”,  ”Surrounded by Assassins”, ”Magic Wand”, ”Rocket Boy”, ”Vaque Ton” which caught my ear. This package contain their sole 15 trax lp + 7 bonus cuts added for your complete listening pleasure. Don’t miss it!

 

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THE VENTURES – Super Surfadelic!!!

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”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!!!

 

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SWINGIN’ CREEPERS! A Tribute To The Ventures

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More ‘Ventures-style’ instro action in this real cool collection of 90’s garage/surf revival bands covering their favorite Ventures 60’s tunes. Cool stuff: Space Cossacks – Journey To The Stars, The Fathoms – Walk Don’t Run, Eddie Angel & The Omega Men – Stop Action, The Hypnomen – Go-Go Slow The Boss Martians – Guitar Freakout, The Bomboras – The Ninth Wave, Davie Allan & The Arrows – Lullaby Of The Leaves, The Tiki Tones – Swingin’ Creeper, Satan’s Pilgrims – Escape-Psychedelic Venture, The Huntington Cads – Sha La La, Ivan Pongracic – Moon Child… Dig!!!

 

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THE VENTURES – Runnin’ Strong [1966] Vinyl Rip!

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This is ’66 compilation LP, one of my favorite Ventures’ slabs. It contains tunes from various Ventures albums but with different titles from originals as Wild Action is actually ”Action Plus” from ”Where The Action Is!” lp, Bird Swingers [”Bird Rockers”] and Lonely Karen [”Lonely Girl”] from ’65. lp ”Knock Me Out!”, Blue Guitar [”Ravin’ Blue”],  Moon Journey [”Journey To The Stars”], Runnin’ Strong [”Runnin’ Wild”] and Dancin’ With Steve [”Walkin’ With Plutofrom”] all from ’64. lp ”The Fabulous Ventures”, Puncher [”Cruncher” from ’63. lp ”Surfing”] and Cathy’s Theme [”Night Stick” from ’65. lp ”A Go-Go”]. Some real cool Fuzz ‘n’ twang instro action in …visual sound STEREO Surfadelic vinyl rip!

 

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