Surfadelic Presents: Inner Planet Punk!

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Yeah! This is planet Mars, red planet, a planet that symbolize high energy and violence. In this case it represents high energy rock’n’roll and punk rock! As you can see, lately I’m in the “punk mood” so I’ve made another collection with some of my favorite 70’s & 80’s punk rock tunes. It features bands as The Customs and DMZ from Boston, The Pagans from Ohio, The Boys, Fallen Angels, The Professionals, Chelsea, The Vibrators and Generation X from London, The Jolt from Scotland, F.U.2 [with members of legendary 60’s garage band Downliners Sect], Fun Things from Australia, The Barracudas, Lazy Cowgirls, Nervous Eaters, The Joneses… 25 trax of killer high energy rockin’ & rollin’. It’s a Surfadelic PUNK ROCK EXPLOSION! Dig!!!

 

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CINECYDE – I Left My Heart in Detroit City [1982]

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This is debut LP by somehow overlooked Detroit new wave punkers formed in 1977. It’s turn out to be a gem full of hard rocking melodic punk tunes as Don’t Come Crying To Me, Better Dead, Wondering Why, Girls Who Play Tricks On You, Wake Up, I Don’t Want Nothin’ From You…  Somehow reminds me on X. Vinyl rip of 10 trax lp + 4 bonus cuts. Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: Wanna Be 60’s Punk Too!

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Here are more of ”modern” garage bands covering 60’s punk hits. This time we have The Pandoras, A-Bones, Nomads, Dead Moon, Teengenerate, The Morlocks, Reigning Sound, The Mummies, Blacktop, Bomboras, Lords of The New Church, Trashwomen and other well known acts. Again’ there are many covers of Northwest 60’s punk legends The Sonics like The Witch, Cinderella, I’m Going Home, Maintaining My Cool or I’m A Rolling Stone. Well, people just loved ’em. As you already feel, this is one of those mutha*uckin’ killer volumes that shouldn’t be missed alright! They wanna be 60’s punkers too, Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: Wanna Be 60’s Punk!

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Some of you ask for more volumes of “modern” garage punk groups doin’ covers of 60’s punk hits, so here we go with another Surfadelic comp. This time it’s mostly garage rock revival scene from 80’s/90’s/2000’s with some well known acts as Lyres, Fuzztones, Chestefield Kings, Plan 9, The Vipers, Thee Headcoats, The Gories, Boss Martians, Untamed Youth, Swingin’ Neckbreakers, The Satelitter, The Creeps, Surf Trio, The Cramps, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns… Some of them wanna be 60’s punks for sure. … You blow my mind but it’s alright, Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: Punks In Thee Garage!

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This Surfadelic compilation is dedicated to 70’s & 80’s punk and new wave bands those who dared to cover some of their 60’s heroes like The Sonics, The Seeds, the Standells, The Wailers, The Kingsmen, The Music Machine, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Chocolate Watchband, The Shadows of Knight, The Doors… 

As you know many 70’s punkers were fans of 60’s mod & garage rock bands. Boston garage punkers DMZ were one of the first to dig into 60’s punk legacy. Wayne County of The Electric Chairs is a big fan of sixties garage bands, Nuggets and stuff and made maybe the definitive version of The Electric Prunes ’67 classic “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night”. The Cramps create their whole style and career around the covers of 50’s & 60’s r-billy, trash and garage loosers. Some bands like UK The Inmates, a pub rockers which were not expected to dig US garage rock but did just that with cool cover of The Standells hit “Dirty Water”. You’re already familiar with Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin silky cover of the Seeds “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine”. NY proto-punkers The Dictators covered “California Sun” well before their neighbors the Ramones. Bebe Buell [ya know Bebe?] sings “My Little Red Book” anyone cares? There’s an really cool cover of “I Never Loved Her” [originaly by The Starfires from Pebbles 8] by The Vogue, little known new wave group from Vienna. Todd Clark Group did a great job with Paul Revere & The Raiders hit “Hungry”. Also you can hear Hollywood Brats doin’ The Kinks’ “I Need You”, The Undertones cover of CWB classic “Let’s Talk About Girls”, Pagans with “Little Black Egg” etc. The most recent cover is from 1990. by my fav garage punkers The Devil Dogs doin’ great cover of The Shadows of Knight classic “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”. 26 trax of supercool garage-punk-new wave action Surfadelic style! Enjoy!

 

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THE GODFATHERS – Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Live ’89) vinyl rip!

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“I been high and I been low
And I don’t know where to go…”

Attention all ya rockin’ kids!!! This is killer promo live LP issued in 1989. on Epic records. The Godfathers were at full speed on US tour promoting their 3rd album, so they came to Austin, Texas for a show where this live recordings were made. Don’t know how I missed this slab before but here it is now – GREAT sounding 9 trax vinyl rip of Godfathers killer live action. It’s short baby but it’s sweet. Say… Dig!!!

“I cut myself but I don’t bleed
‘Cause I don’t get what I need
Doesn’t matter what I say
Tomorrow’s still another day.”

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v.a. FROM L.A. WITH LOVE [Vinyl]

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This is one of my favorite compilation lp’s I bought in the early 90’s. It’s a collection of singles issued by famous BOMP records in 70’s & 80’s featuring classic Power Pop & Punk acts as Plimsouls, 20-20, Flamin’ Groovies, Shoes, Surf Trio, Barracudas, Stiv Bators, Jeff Dahl, DMZ, Sky Saxon & SS-20, Zeros and Iggy & The Stooges. The concept is: first side power pop, the other side – garage punk, just simple as that and pressed on blue translucent vinyl. Already have posted it on my old blog and here it comes again. Some KILLER STUFF indeed. Dig!!!

 

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THE PLIMSOULS – One Night In America / Beach Town Confidential

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”At a time when rock music was shifting gears, the Plimsouls threw British Invasion into the new wave mix and permanently altered the genre. Fun was the operative word, and bar bands everywhere joined the fray. But the Plimsouls were exceptional because they boasted the talents of singer/songwriter Peter Case.

The band formed in Los Angeles in 1978 and merged roots, retro and guitar rock with a ramshackle punk aesthetic. Case had already collaborated with Jack Lee and Paul Collins in the Nerves, who had some success in 1976 with the single “Hangin’ on the Telephone,” later recorded by Blondie. In 1978, Case met L.A. locals guitarist Eddie Munoz, drummer Lou Ramirez and bassist Dave Pahoa. After one EP, Zero Hour in 1980, and an album in 1981 that contained some stellar power-pop in songs like “Zero Hour” and “Hush, Hush,” it looked like the band were a new wave one-off until a single from the soundtrack to Valley Girl, “A Million Miles Away,” lifted them from new wave obscurity and cemented their reputation. The song remains a timeless classic. An album for Geffen, Everywhere At Once, followed in 1983 with a re-recorded version of the song, but ultimately, the liaison with the label was not a lasting one; the Plimsouls broke up shortly after its release. A testament to their strength as a live band was captured on One Night in America and released in 1988.” [Denise Sullivan]

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“LA’s short-lived but glorious run of The Plimsouls is documented by this loud and proud, high energy concert recording, made in 1981 and left in a bag in guitarist Eddie Munoz’s closet. It runs through 13 songs, mainly from the band’s Planet Records’ debut album, four covers and an early version of The Plimsoul’s signature “A Million Miles Away.”

“One Night In America” captures the band’s unique mix of progressive punk and power pop in a tight, sometimes messy, energetic performance. Featuring classic tunes such as ‘A Million Miles Away’ and ‘How Long Will It Take’, the band also included a few covers such as The Kinks’ ‘Come On Now’ and The Outsiders’ ‘Time Won’t Let Me’, here in all their raw, live glory.”

 

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“Beach Town Confidential” captures a stunning live performance by power-pop purveyors The Plimsouls at the band’s pinnacle, during the summer of 1983. Recorded at the now-defunct Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, Calif., the incendiary 17-song set finds the foursome charging through a particularly inspired set of hook-filled originals and some smartly-chosen covers.

Led by the passionately soulful vocals of Peter Case and the slashing, melodic guitar work of Eddie Munoz (complemented by a tight rhythm section in bassist Dave Pahoa and drummer Lou Ramirez), “Beach City Confidential” offers the best sound of any Plimsouls live recording that has surfaced to date. (It was produced and mixed by Case from the 24-track masters.) In addition, the set list provides a fine overview of the band’s best-known originals from their two full-length albums (including the alternative radio biggie “A Million Miles Away,” “Zero Hour,” “Now” and “Oldest Story in the World”), alongside some rarities (such as the smoldering surf instrumental “Hobo,” which was originally released as a B-side).

As powerful as the originals are here – and the readings of “Oldest Story in the World” and “How Long Will it Take” positively smolder – the band’s choice of covers is where Beach City Confidential really shines. Many of these have never appeared on any Plimsouls release until now; Moby Grape’s “Fall On You” and the Creation’s “Making Time” are particularly well-suited to the Plimsouls’ sound, and the band amps ‘em up a bit, throws ‘em into overdrive and makes them their own. Versions of the Everly Brothers’ “Price of Love” (with guest vocals by the Williams Brothers) and the Flamin’ Groovies’ “Jumpin’ in the Night” (with Keith Streng of the Fleshtones sitting in on guitar) are also quite fine, and showcase the Plimsouls’ love of ‘60s pop and classic power pop,respectively.” [Goldmine]

 

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JOHNNY THUNDERS – Belfast Rocks

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This is actually Johnny Thunders & Cosa Nostra (Johnny Thunders, Terry Chimes & Keith Yon) live set from Ireland 27. October 1984. 19 tracks, lots of humor & some surprisingly compassionate comments on the Irish Troubles.  Very good quality.  3 of the 19 tracks are different versions of Chinese Rock, leading one to believe that Thunders may have had ADD in addition to all of his other infamous maladies.

 

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JOHNNY THUNDERS – M.I.A. (Surfadelic Collection)

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Here’s brand new Surfadelic collection dedicated to one of my alltime guitar heroes J.T. As ya know there are loads of Johnny’s collections out there, some are great, some are weak so I decided to gather his rare & lesser know studio recordings and demos from 1979, 1982 & 1990 from various sources and put ’em in one place just fer your listening pleasure. Most of these songs never found a place on the proper studio album which is shame. Some of the tunes feature colaborations with acts as The Chesterfield Kings, Jerry Nolan and Wayne Kramer and the Gang War. Who Do Voodoo, Countdown Love, Help The Homeless, Hey Thanks, King Of The Gypsies… Cool stuff indeed. Don’t miss it, dig!!!

 

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