QUESTION MARK & THE MYSTERIANS – More Action

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Already have posted this on my old blog, so this is a re-post 🙂 ’99 comeback album for ? & The Mysterians and it’s great. Although most tunes are re-recordings of their classic 60’s stuff , they’re done in cool neo 60’s fashion [not with goofy ‘modern’ sound], so don’t worry. There are also great covers of Lyres [Don’t Give It Up Now], It’s All Meat [Feel It], Suicide [Cheree] and Stones [Satisfaction]. Don’t miss it. Dig !!!

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THE DAYTONAS – Parabolica [1996]

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Double Bubble surfin’ slab by these Swedish band. I think this is one and only 2xLp surf  album in history so it’s kinda curiosity. It contains half instro and half vocal tunes, so it’s pretty complex surfin’ project 🙂 [somethin’ like ‘Exile on main street’ or ‘London Calling’ for surf genre lol ]. Anyways check it out, Dig !!!

 

DOWNLINERS SECT – Dangerous Ground [1998]

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The Downliners Sect were the ragged, rocking real deal, blasting out of England in 1964 on an early British wave that took their contemporaries the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Kinks, and the Pretty Things to rock and roll heights and history. But unlike their friends, the Sect stayed true to their rhythm and blues roots and the grungy glory of the two and a half minute record. Cool tracks like “Baby What’s Wrong” and “Little Egypt” gave them stardom in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway and an enduring cult
status everywhere else. Half a century later, they’re still true to those roots and still fronted by founding members Don Craine and Keith Grant. The Sect survives, and SteadyBoy is thrilled to bring this album of tracks that only saw limited release in the nineties.

Dangerous Ground presents the band true to the spirit of American blues-based rock and roll with a British twist, sounding like early Rolling Stones, had they never abandoned the raw sound of their first several albums. Speaking of the Stones, Ronnie Wood’s brother Art Wood painted the inspired Dangerous Ground cover. Blues rock gets no more authentic, no more psychedelic, no more
unrepentant than the Downliners Sect. [Rush Evan, SteadyBoy Records]

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The Sect returns! But in order to venture forward they had to, first, go back. This, the first-ever US release of a Sect studio album, was actually recorded and released in Europe back in 1998, utilizing the same lineup that performed, to date, their only two live concert appearances in America, in 2001 AND 2004, respectively. I was at both shows, and they killed! Harmonica player Paul Martin left the band a few years ago, and, sadly, drummer Alan Brooks left this world recently. The band is still killin’ ’em on the homefront, and who knows? Maybe we’ll still have our chance to see them again Back in The U.S.A. (Uh-huh , EE – VUN!). Not surprisingly, the fiery Rhythm ‘n’ Blues sound of days gone by is all still there, from the Bo Diddley beatin’ rhythm section to the warm, bluesy tone of the slide guitar. Apart from a nod to their Skiffle roots, “Working on The Railroad,” this is an otherwise all-originals collection, and their songwriting skills are as strong as ever. There’s been another studio LP, not yet available in the states, but this is easily their best studio effort since “Showbiz,” the band’s comeback album and call to arms, not against, but with, the pub and punk rock bands they inspired. “Dangerous Ground” is just a great album, whether you’re already a fan, or whether you only know them through Billy Childish, who picked up much of his sound, dress sense and Snagglepuss phraseology from the Sect, or if you’ve never heard ’em at all but know the blues don’t have to be a drag, and Rock ‘n’ Roll does’nt need to sag. Their work here is fun. My work here is done. Exit, stage right!(GUEST REVIEW BY JOHN BATTLES)

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The Sect strikes again! This time with their best slab since 60’s freakbeat classics. Raw garagey Rhythm’n’Blues mixed with pub rock, reminds me on DR.Feelgood early stuff but it’s kinda… Dangerous! Fav tunes: Keep On Rocking, Escape From Hong Kong, Dangerous Ground, Little Queenie (C. Berry), I Just Want To Make Love To You (W.Dixon), Daemon Lover,Midnight ShiftDig !!!

 

THE METROS – st [1999] + 7″s

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”A uni-rhythmic blast of treble, the Metros’ sole album release personifies teenage garage punk. Although the album is slightly more produced than the rest of the Rip Off catalog, it still qualifies as lo-fi. Lead singer Dave Zonca’s masculine howl rages over a consistent rhythm and amped-up guitar wankery. This album’s topical relevance is aimed at the drunken and the horny mostly, but it is slightly intelligent. The opening track, “Black Leather,” is a convoluted cry for help, and a rockin’ punk number at the same time. Other standout tracks include the glammy “Lay It on Me”, the desperate “No More”, “Stop My Heart”, “Venus In Her Eyes” and “White Boy/ Black Love” which is reminiscent of the Dead Boys. Overall, a great album for garage punk fans, and a standout in the Rip Off catalog.”

Killer garage punk slab for Dead Boys fans… and others. Dig!!!

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Lost In Space [1993] / Fire Down Below [1996]

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Surf instro gang from Bielefeld, Germany, not the legendary 60’s US band. In mid 90’s they ”launched” these two LP slabs full of 60’s The Spotnicsks influenced sci-fi themed instros, played in the lo-fi style of The Phantom Surfers. So, ya know… Get lost… In Space!

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VOODOO COURT – Electric Beach [1998] / Nuclear Vacation [2001]

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”Voodoo Court: power surf trio originating from the California town, Santa Rosa. Mark Kuhn began playing surf in his teens and teamed up with Bill Feller and Gerard Locke to form Voodoo Court.”

Here are two of the best albums by these Santa Rosa instro surfers influenced by Dick Dale, The Ventures and some modern stuff as Slacktone. Kinda stupid cover art but some real cool surfin’ tunes you can find anyway, Dig!

THE DAYTONAS – Ready Set Go! / Don’t Look Now But It’s / Quarter Mile-Surfer’s Deal

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“I Took My Board Into The Summer Rain
Down To The Beach To Carve My Name
Into The Green Out Of The Gray
Summertime’s Gonna And This Way…”

More surfin’ sounds from the blazing coasts of Sweden. This is a repost of these real cool 90’s Scandinavian surfers, big fans of Dick Dale, Ronny & The Daytonas, Beach Boys, Super Stocks & hot rod. COOL mix of GREAT garage/pop/surf vocal tunes and instros. Go Where The Action Is, Dig!!!

Mad Fabricators vol.1&2 [Hot Rod/Surfin’/Garage Punk]

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”Mad Fabricators Society is an honest tribute to the hard-working, everyday “Joe’s” who get in the garage and bleed for their machine”

Motorvatin’, Headbangin’, hot-rod compilation featuring some modern days surfin’ garage punk loosers as Knuckel Drager, Bleed, Lords Of Altamont, The Dynotones, Sleazy Surfers, The Mysterious Keytones, Hellbound Hayride… Kick ass soundtrack for a burnin’ rubber action!

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