GHETTO WAYS – Wicked Singles Collection [2009]

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More of these NY cats wyld garage punk stuff in this killer collection of singles issued on Wicked Singles Records in 2006/7, Party Down, Winks & Blue Eyeshadow, Free Love and The Party Bag. ”It’a soul trash rock’n’roll deathbeam full of nitty-gritty dirty soul and proto-punk rock”. As my friend Garner said, they have that Detroit vibe alongside NY back alley feel. They’re dangerous, sexy and yeah… wicked !!! 13 furious trax all under 2 minutes. Dig!!!

 

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GHETTO WAYS – st [2004]

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Garage punk band from Brooklyn, NY, influenced by The Sonics, Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls, delivers frantic soulful rock’n’roll in the vein of The Gories, Oblivians, BellRays or The Dirtbombs. This is their debut slab. Taste the Ghetto Luv, Dig !!!

”For the dirty boys in the parking lot! This is no new sympathy records girlie cover music, this is pure ghetto trash! Wrecked rock ‘n’ roll that will win your cheap scenester soul in no time.”

”More mean rhythm, backbeat and style than a whole motorcycle gang, it’s been described as a kind of “DIRTBOMBS gone wild“ or “beer soaked inspired australian rock blasts inflected with dirty Detroit soul.“

“The three-piece half woman/half devil falls over the fourth dimension, like an English band from the 70s messing around with the Blues Explosion and MC5.” —ROLLING STONE (FRANCE)

 

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“This band is a veritable army of rock’n roll ninja-drinking brown lickah, telling you the whole time that you don’t party nearly enough.” —HORIZONTAL ACTION (USA)

“CRAZY! Most-wild, mighty-swingin’ fuxx-guit-driven 3-piece blastin’ out a Crime-meets-Oblivians scree!” —Tim Warren, CRYPT RECORDS (USA)

“If the Bellrays are the female-fronted answer to the MC5, then think of the GHETTO WAYS as the Stooges. Jenna delivers the perfect mix of sex and soul…” —CARBON 14 (USA)”

“60s soul-encrusted Stoogeisms.” —RAZORCAKE (USA)”

 

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THE BLACK AND WHITES – st [2008. Power Pop/Punk]

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The Black And Whites were created as a home recording project by Talbot Adams in New Orleans, LA in the late 1990’s. The project flourished as a band in Oxford, MS in the Mid 2000’s. They play Ramones/Devil Dogs, 70s/90s influenced garage-pop-punk with passion and energy. After three excellent 45s they released their sole Lp on Douchemaster Records. Fun tunes ’bout good girls, bad girls, multiple girls, bad expectations, broken hearts… Some said it was one of the best record to come out in 2008. Here you got it + 4 bonus singles trax. In Black & White, Dig!!!

 

 

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SCAT RAG BOOSTERS [2004. Garage/Blues/Punk]

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”The Scat Rag Boosters are Montreal, Canada raunch trio without the bass but with a sound in the vicinity of the Gories, Oblivians and ’68 Comeback. Their lo-fi grind can’t conceal the raw punk energy and rock ‘n’ roll roots of their sound. Gritty growly guitars, moody harmonica, and Lightning Hopkins-style drums — finally, blues punk done right!”

Play the blues, Punk!!!

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THE CRIPPLERS – One More For The Bad Guys [2001. Garage Punk]

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”From the first track on, the Cripplers put forth honest, uncompromising, punked-out rock & roll. Imagine the New York Dolls doing street punk, if you would. Raucous, punchy, energetic, and muscular rock is here, with plenty of attitude for anyone, yet not overwhelming the record. Crank rock increased in popularity during the first few years after its popularization — as it were — by the New Bomb Turks and the Candy Snatchers. The Cripplers add to that legacy, with a stomping heartiness that would motivate any audience to bounce along.” [Jeremy Salmon]

Midwest garage punk gang formed in Columbia, Missouri, somehow similar in style with Devil Dogs but more trashy ‘n’ dirty. Check ’em out!

[Special thanx for inspiration to Garner from HiOctane Revival]

 

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LYLE SHERATON And THE DAYLIGHT LOVERS [2000. Killer Garage Punk Roll !!!]

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Straight out of the garage and into the rowdiest frat party in the free world come Detroit’s Lyle Sheraton & the Daylight Lovers. Taking the catchy power of the Devil Dogs and spicing it up with the soulful fuzz of the Oblivians, this irresistible album plays like the soundtrack to a lost classic B movie. Lyle Sheraton’s thoughtful twists on everyday lyrics and heartfelt, off-the-cuff vocal deliveries give an earnest feel to the songs, greatly assisted by some crunchy guitar production from none other than Jack Oblivian himself. Fifteen adrenaline-fueled songs (plus one slower, Motown-style gem, entitled “Now You’re Lonely”) grace this debut, mostly dealing with the single-man’s world. Songs such as “Cooking in the Kitchen” and the dating prowess of “That’s How Many Girls” are a perfect compliment to the record’s rowdy closer, “One Man Gang.” “Midnight Woman” is a welcome change-up, driven by a heavy Southern blues groove and reverb-drenched harmonica. The highlight has to be an up-tempo, playful number, in which Sheraton proudly exclaims that he doesn’t drink for any of the numerous reasons stated in the song, but instead drinks because he’s the “King of Useless Drinking.” Well-recorded by Jim Diamond, whose name has been involved in some of the finest underground rock from Detroit, this is an uplifting album from an uncompromisingly fun band. [Ian Trumbull]

Listen LOUDEST !!!

[Special thanx for inspiration to Garner from HiOctane Revival]

 

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WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND THE M.B.E’s – Christmas 1979

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“Presents will be given!/They will be given/be given/be given/be given
THEY WILL BE GIVEN!”

This must be 3075th album by Billy C. and Christmass of 1979 must’ve been a cool one who knows, but this is great Christmas party slab with 12+1 Crash-Boom-Bang garage punk tunes typical for Billy Childish and The Musicians of the British Empire [with wife Julie and Wolf Howard]. Here you got real cool versions of The Sonics ”Santa Claus”, Tamrons “Wild-Man” [as Knick Knack, Paddy Wack], The Who (Pete Townsend’s Christmas), Link Wray, Christmas Lights, A Poundland Christmas, Mistletoe and other Xmass garage goodies. Dig!!!

 

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”I want a brand new car, a twangy guitar
A cute little honey and lots of money
Santa Claus, won’t you tell me please?
Whatcha gonna put under my Christmas tree?”

 

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MACH KUNG-FU – Teach A Chick To Dance/Going Native [Japan Garage/Surf]

 

 

And now for something completely different… Crash the party with this Japanese garage punk/surf trio trash lock’n’loll. No sh*t, this stuff will kick your ass with kung-fu kick. Also known as The Fabulous Mach Kung-Fu, this 90’s crew play a mix of raw 60’s inspired garage & surf songs and instrumentals with interesting covers of The Sonics “Psycho”, Chuck Berry’s “Come On”, The Wailers “Frenzy”, cool version of The Astronauts “Hot Doggin” etc. “Going Native is all instro ’97 Ep, while ”Teach A Chick To Dance” is their last album from 2001.  If ya dig The 5.6.7.8’s and stuff this is your cup of kung-fu action. Cheer up your neighbours, 掘る!!!

 

 

THE MAU MAUS – Scorched Earth Policies Then & Now

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“The Mau Maus have a reputation as one of the baddest of Hollywood’s bad-boy bands- and it’s no hype.” Los Angeles Times

“The ones that impressed us in look had bad attitudes, like the Mau Maus. They were great. They were really hard… and that totally impressed me.” Spit Stix – FEAR

“Can we just tell the world what incredible groundbreakers the Mau Maus were?! I first saw them in the late 70’s and I’ve been a fan ever since. Back in the day when everyone was trying to be “cool,” the Mau Maus had everybody beat, hands down. No question, they were the absolute coolest.” – Penelope Spheeris (Decline of Western Civilization)

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“This release features the only 1970’s Los Angeles punk rock band not to put an album out, and this one really delivers. It has 6 songs recorded back in 1983 with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger producing, and 8 songs recorded in 2011 with punk legend Geza X at the controls. It is hard to tell the difference between the two groups of songs, as the newer songs were recorded by the 1981 line up of the Mau Maus: the infamous Rick Wilder on vocals, Scott ‘Chopper’ Franklin (the Cramps, Joneses) on bass, Michael Livingston on guitar and Paul ‘Black’ Mars (LA Guns) on drums. If you want a true taste of the 1970’s punk scene this is a must-get.” [Randall Crawford]

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More KILLER PUNK on Surfadelic! Dig these 70’s L.A. punksters NY Dolls/J.Thunders high-energy/trash punk rock blast! Cause… This is A MUST!!!

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THE VOLCANICS !!!

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”The Volcanics are a high energy, “Dance and Show Combo” from the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. Their dynamic sound (along with their sweaty mismatched blue cardigan sweaters), draws from a wide variety of influences: early 1960′s rippin’ surf instrumentals to stompin’ frat rock and roll dance tunes. The Volcanics represent good ol’ fashioned youth, fun and excitement for all thrill seeking crowds alike. Along with their first full length album “Girls, Girls, Girls”, The Volcanics just recently put out their new full length album “The Lonely One” on Double Crown Records. Like “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “The Lonely One” captures the high energy instrumentals, fun vocals, and melodic ballads that define The Volcanics. So get ready to erupt into a dancing frenzy and stomp your feet to the thunderous sounds of The Volcanic beat!”

Real cool 2nd reverb-drenched instro slab by this Southern California surf n’ stomp combo. Led by guitarist/vocalist Frankie De La Torre, So Cal surf combo The Volcanics are quickly becoming one of the most popular live acts in the scene. Influenced by 60’s instro surf acts as The Fender IV, The Crossfires, P.J. & The Galaxies, The Journeymen as well as guitar aces as Dick Dale and Eddie Bertrand, they just go for a kill with this 2013. surfin’ attack. Say… dig!!!

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