Almost perfect ’86 debut slab [on Voxx records] for these Portland, Oregon surf punkers. You should have know them from various garage/surf revival comps as Locked in to Surf, Takin’ Out the Trash, Mondo Drive-In, Hot Rods To Hell… I personally heard ’em first on a real cool Bomp rec. collection From L.A. With Love [posted on my old blog] with their Ramonesoid hit single Fun In The Summertime.
Their dynamic mix of 60’s inspired garage/surf revival instros & vocals and 70’s punk, influenced by such acts as Link Wray, The Ventures, Beach Boys & Ramones, will appeal to fans of The Barracudas, The Untamed Youth or early Boss Martians. Fav trax: She’s Too Good, Pete’s Mood [great instro], Monster Beach, Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye [cool 60’s cover], Fun In The Summertime and Yeah! Almost Summer.
Now check this out! This is new found vinyl rip [not mine!] of this ’80s garage/surf revival classic already have been posted on Surfadelic. Don’t know why is so hard to find faultless, straight, correct rip of this great record, but for now this is the best you can meet on the web. Sound fixing & cleaning executed by mighty Mr.Eliminator himself in … visual sound Stereo. Dig !!!
Great vinyl bootleg of live show recorded at the Waves Club Chicago 1st October 1980. It was “Soldier” tour concert where Iggy perform rare tune “Lonely As Hell“. Raw & furious as it should be. Sound check by Mr.Eliminator. One For My Baby, Dig !!!
Another live recording from Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland issued on The Swingin’ Pig label , specialized in bootlegs. Iggy was on “Blah Blah Blah” tour to promote his brand new hit album, so it’s interesting to hear fresh variations of his older, and classic stuff. Sound quality is great, so gimme danger ‘n’ Dig !!!
’80s Unofficial Release on limited vinyl [in various colors], mostly with “Zombie Birdhouse”, “New Values”, “Soldier” outtakes, live trax and radio show appearances. Pretty interesting stuff from his new wave phase as Warrior Tribe, Fire Engine, Old Mule Skinner, Popper World, cover of Fortune Teller and ballads One For My Baby [Sinatra] or Pretty Flamingo. Well ya know Iggy, what should I say. Vinyl Rip, Dig
Track details as detailed on back cover:
A1: IG The Pig – [Recorded in a Montreux church in ’86 during the “BLAH-BLAH” Sessions]
A2: Repo Man – [An ’83 studio outtake – later used in the soundtrack]
A3: Warrior Tribe – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
A4: 96 Tears – [A very rare ’83 live version]
A5: The Idiot – [Should have been the title track to the ’77 Pop/Bowie lp]
A6: One For My Baby – [A ’78 live rarity – James Osterberg meets Frank Sinatra]
B1: Fire Engine – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
B2: Fortune Teller – [recorded during rehearsal to “SOLDIER” in spring ’79.]
B3: Search & Destroy – [This version was recorded during the ’77 Mantra sessions]
B4: Driftin’ From Town To Town – [This bizarre little piece was done in ’74 on a FLO & EDDIE radio-show]
B5: From The Inside – [This is the original ’77 recording]
B6: Old Mule Skinner – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
B7: Pretty Flamingo – [“NEW VALUES” outtake]
B8: Speak To Me – [“NEW VALUES” outtake]
B9: Popper World – [Taken from the “ZOMBIE” rehearsals live on tour]
One of those legendary Cramps bootlegs recorded live at Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland, 21 April 1986. It was great “A Date With Elvis” era tour and The Cramps rumble real hard this time with female bass player. Sound quality is real cool, so you gotta ask yourself one question, How Far Can Too Far Go? “Shake that thing I’ll buy you a diamond ring” Dig !!!
A1 Heartbreak Hotel
A3 How Far Can Too Far Go?
A4 The Hot Pearl Snatch
A5 People Ain’t No Good
A6 Cornfed Dames
B1 What’s Inside A Girl?
B2 Blue Moon Baby
B3 Georgia Lee Brown
B4 Lonesome Town
B5 Do The Clam
B6 Aloha From Hell
B7 (Hot Pool Of) Womanneed
C1 Love Me / The Most Exhalted Potentate Of Love
C2 You Got Good Taste
C3 T.V. Set
C4 Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
D1 Surfin’ Bird
D2 Human Fly / Sunglasses After Dark
D3 It’s Just That Song
Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
“The Unholy Trinity rose from the ashes of The Sid Presley Experience after the split in April 1985. Despite little finance and even less encouragement the trio entered a small 8-track studio with only 2 days to record and mix these six tracks. Turning a blind eye to the difficulties of their situation The Unholy Trinity – Rise To The Occasion.”
Alright boys, you’re alredy familiar with GodfaTHErs, so in the wake of their brand new lp I wanna remind you of their predecessors Sid Presley Experience and The Unholy Trinity [well I’ve already posted Sid Presley Experience complete story on my old blog, but wtf]. Del Bartle [curently play in GodfaTHErs] and Kevin Murphy were in both bands, with “Mad Dog” Lucas in Trinity they kicked some serious ass. Explosive trax as ‘Rock And Roll Traitor’, ‘Bad Boy’ [Larry Williams cover] or ‘Take A Chance’ [Jerry Nolan], make “Rise to the Occasion” one of the best garage punk Ep’s around so you better watch out! Sid Presley Experience come with their ’84 singles “Public Enemy Number One”, “Cold Turkey” and John Peel Session recordings, so ya gotta show some respect ok. Dig !!!
“Brats was a Danish band formed in 1977 as a punk band. After recording the songs “Dreams”, “I Do What I Wanna Do” and “Magazine” for Danish Pære Punk compilation, the band split up in 1979, not much later reforming as a heavy metal band (playing a hybrid of punk and metal) with new members. This line-up signed a contract with CBS in 1980 and released the promotional debut single B-Brains and one self-titled full length LP.”
Hey boys, Let’s Make A Noise! These Danish punks really won me over with their brand of metal & punk mix. Their great 1980. slab reminds me on Hanoi Rocks or Steve Jones solo works. Here are their unreleased 1979. debut + 1980 LP vinyl rips! Check ’em out, Dig!!!
“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)
“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]
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!!!
“Out of all the rock n roll sleaze bands in Hollywood during the 1980s, The Joneses are recognized as coming first and being the toughest and most honest of them all. This no-nonsense group of trash rockers, led by the charismatic Jeff Drake, were a hot-blooded mix of the New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders, and Eddie Cochran, too glam for punk and too punk for rock. If the term trashy rock n roll could only apply to one band, The Joneses would take the label in spades.
Their music was raw and powerful, their style a mix of their predecessors. They lived the sleazy rock n roll life like they invented it, with clever songs about their tales of pills, booze, chicks, and decadence. The Joneses brought their own definition of cool to the table, youthful yet timeless, fierce yet endearing, and drugged up and drunk the whole time. Their music was pure punk fueled rock n roll aggression, sung with 50s style melody but coming hard with 80s Los Angeles aggression.
Unfortunately, The Joneses had all the right parts but were not recognized for being the unique forbearers they were. To say these rockers were cool wouldn t be saying enough. They were the symbol of cool on the Hollywood strip, and they were what rock n roll was and is really about. No posturing or false chic they were the real deal, the real sleaze with the real sound of the street.”
Surfadelic is proud to present these forgotten L.A. glam punkers, Hollywood’s trash rockers in tradition of New York Dolls & Johny Thunders. This here are their sole ’86 Lp + 2008 2xLp compilation of EP’s, singles [Criminals, Tits And Champagne, Anita Fix], demos & rare stuff from 1982-1999. The incarnation of the Joneses that was voted “Best Live Band” in the 1984 L.A. Weekly Reader’s Poll included, in addition to Drake, three ex-Mau-Mau’s, Scott Franklin (the Cramps), Paul Black (L.A.Guns), and Johnnie Sage (Christian Death).
So PUNKERS, LISTEN UP and listen well !!! This stuff is so DAMN GRRREAT you gonna piss yer pants. A non stop NY Dolls/J.Tunders glam-punk r’n’r blast just as it shouldda be. This is simply A MUST!!! Ya gotta Dig! Dig! Diiiiiiggg!!!
This is ultimate retrospective for my alltime favorite shemale NY punk rocker. Legendary stuff like Eddie & Sheena, Bad In Bed, Max’s Kansas City, Rock & Roll Resurrection, F*** Off, Toilet Love, Speed Demon, Cry Of Angels, Mr. Normal, Trying To Get On The Radio, Wonder Woman, Midnight Pal and her later solo work are simply A MUST for all you punkers out there. If you dig CBGB sound, NY Dolls/Johnny Thunders/Ramones and stuff this is fer ya. “I wanna know – Are You Man Enough To Be A Woman ?” Dig!!!