Surfadelic Presents ~ PURPLE SHADOWS ~ [60’s Garage/Psych]

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In the wake of my recent Nuggets vinyl post comes this Nuggets-like Surfadelic comp. with different tunes by many bands which are present on the original collection. So, this is kinda allstar US 60’s garage team plus some lesser known acts. Emphasis is on late 60’s more psych/garage stuff with purple haze effects 🙂  Do you remember ”Dark Shadows” series with Barnabas Collins ? Well… these are Purple Shadows, alright! Dig!!!

 

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THE SEEDS – The Seeds / Web Of Sound / Fallin’ Off The Edge [Stereo Vinyl Rip!]

 

 

Legendary L.A. 60’s flower punkers fronted by notorious ‘tripmaker’ Sky ‘Sunlight’ Saxon were one of the seminal garage punk bands, pioneers of early psychedelia.

 

 

Their 1966. debut lp contains hit singles ”Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” and ”Pushin’ Too Hard” plus other cool garage rockers as fuzzed-out monster Evil Hoodoo, No Escape, Try To Understand, Nobody Spoil My Fun… A classic r&b, stonesy proto-punk.

 

 

Next up was ’66 ”A Web Of Sound”, one of the early garage-psych albums [as the Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators or The Deep – Psychedelic Moods]. Another classic slab, real fabulous cover art [by Sky Saxon] and flower fuzz tunes as Mr. Farmer, Pictures and Designs, Tripmaker, Just Let Go and 14:30 minutes of Sky’s ‘flower tour de force’ Up in Her Room. One of my favorite 60’s punk lps, a must have!

 

 

In 1977. Crescendo rec. issued this compilation of singles b-sides and rarities with cool trax as The Wind Blows Your Hair, The Other Place, She’s Wrong, Chocolate River… plus superfine Surfadelic bonus: Satisfy You, Out Of The Question… and full version of 900 Million People Daily (All Making Love), nice add to those first two albums.

Now peoples, these are my favorite Seeds stuff. Vinyl rip by Mr.Eliminator [himself!]. Enjoy!!!

The Seeds in STEREO!

 

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THE ELECTRIC PRUNES – Long Day’s Flight

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This 18 trax comp is probably one of the best Prunes collectons out there, a pretty good introduction to these US 60’s garage/psych icons. As with other Edsel records comps here you got real cool selection of ‘original group’ stuff, best songs from their first two albums and couple of non lp singles cuts. As you know The Electric Prunes are stars from legendary Nuggets and proud owners of one of the alltime best psych singles ”I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)”. There are other cool fuzz-fueled garage tunes as their next ’67 single Get Me To The World On Time/ Are You Lovin’ Me More (But Enjoy It Less), Bangles , killer fuzzters from their 2nd lp “Underground” – Dr. Do-Good, Hideaway, The Great Banana Hoax, Long Day’s Fight and non lp singles trax as Ain’t It Hard and You Never Had It Better. In 60’s garage rock Panteon they stand next to Chocolate Watch Band, The Standells, The Seeds, Music Machine or 13th Floor Elevators. So, light on your lava lamps ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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NUGGETS (Sire Records 1976. 2LP Stereo) Vinyl Rip!

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This is ’76. Sire rec. reissue of the Lenny Kaye’s legendary garage rock compilation but with different cover art. You’re familiar with 4CDs Rhino box set where 1st disc is like original ’72 Nuggets, but the sound is pretty different as Rhino discs are mono remasters [with brickwalled sound] while Sire and Elektra used stereo and mono masters. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Check it 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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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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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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JACK BEDIENT & THE CHESSMEN [60’s Garage]

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Garage pop band originally from Wenatchee, Washington, later based in Reno, Nevada. Jack Bedient and the Chessmen released twelve 45s and five LPs most of which was a reflection of their lounge act. You probably heard their tunes ”Repunzel”, ”Double Whammy” and ”I Want You To Know” on Highs In The Mid Sixties comps. Here’s Surfadelic-made collection with some of their best tunes from ’66 -’69, taken from singles, lp ”Where Did She Go?” from ’67 and one live cut from ’69 ”In Concert” lp. For more info click here. Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!

 

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