THEE HEADCOATS – Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It’s Thee Headcoats! (Already)

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Billy Childish & The Headcoats 5th or 6th album from 1990.[there are so many ya know] and probably their best, one of those classic garage revival lps, my favorite. First time when I heard this stuff I thought it’s from 60’s or some other dimension. Raw garage rock action in The Kinks, Sonics, Downliners Sect style with “Mantrap”, “No Way Out”, “Reindeer Are Wild”, “Headcoat Man”, hit tune “Girl Of Matches”, “Pokerhuntus Was Her Name” [with Thee Headcoatees!], “We’re Gone”… Cover art by Daniel Claws. It’s 30th anniversary already! And remember, Don’t play with matches, dig!!!

 

“Burn… I’m gonna burn you… you don’t live long child… you gotta learn!”

 

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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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THE ASTRONAUTS vs THE IMPERIAL SURFERS

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Two instrumental bands from Europe. The Astronauts was 90’s surf instro gang from Bielefeld, Germany and this is their ’94 Ep ”Rocket To Mars” in Astro-Mono sound. On the other side is a Spanish frat instrumental combo from Madrid formed in 2003. with two fine Eps. Already have posted some of this stuff but hey, here they are again. Dig!

 

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SATAN’S PILGRIMS – Frankenstomp (Singles, Rarities & More 1993 – 2014)

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“These Oregon devils truly smoke like hellfire.”

”Taking their name from the 1960s B-movie Satan’s Sadists, Portland, Oregon’s Satan’s Pilgrims’ spirited blend of retro-surf and foot-stomping garage rock evokes the raw power and instrumental prowess of the Ventures, the Sonics, the Wailers, and the Kingsmen — it also draws from horror movies, Joe Meek productions, and the British Invasion. Like contemporaries and labelmates the Fathoms and Space Cossacks, the band caught the resurgent early-’90s surf rock wave brought forth by the arrival of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, which reintroduced the world to Dick Dale’s “Misirlou,” and rode it to nominal commercial success via essential outings like Around the World with Satan’s Pilgrims (1997) and their eponymous fifth studio long-player (1999). The group disbanded in 2000, but reconvened for a series of shows in 2005.” [AllMusic]

”In this collection included are songs from some of their singles, compilations, and live recordings, but most exciting to their fans, is the inclusion of previously unreleased tracks from the archives, and songs from local Portland cassettes, including their very first release-a six song cassette originally put out by a then new upstart label in Portland called Cavity Search Records.”

 

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DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS – Bykedelics (1999)

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Third in a row of Davie Allan 90’s comeback albums (after ”Loud Loose and Savage” and ”Fuzz Fest”). 14 cuts of cinematic mosrite fuzzbox guitar-sound driven instros. Not so surfin’ but rather a modern garage rockin’ sounding instro venture influenced by Henri Mancini, Morricone and yeah!, ’60s & ’70s biker flicks. Loads of cool stuff begin with fuzzed-out drama ‘‘Space Rift” and then you got ”Fender Bender”,  ” Encounter”,  moto-bikin’ ”Another Moped In Schenectady”, ”Fast And Loose”, floatin’ fuzz lounge of ”Organized” and couple of re-recorded Allen 60’s tunes as wah-wah pedal mutated ”Theme From The Unknown”. This stuff is almost identical to ”The Arrow Dynamic Sounds of… ” album issued on Total Energy rec. but with different track order and few different tunes. Bykadelics at Surfadelic, Dig!!!

”Modern instrumental rock album with lots of cool fuzz guitar”

 

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DICKHEADS / HOT RODS TO HELL! Volume II

 

Two 90’s surf & hot rod comps. ‘Dickheads’ is a 10 trax Dick Dale tribute album featuring surf revival & garage bands as The Galaxy Trio, Thee Phantom 5ive, The Cowslingers, The Penetrators, The Daytonas, The Quadrajets… covering some DD classics. It comes with 12 bonus cuts added by Mr.Eliminator. ‘Hot Rods To Hell’ is car themed comp. mostly of instros and few vocal cuts with some same bands as on ‘Dickheads’, plus The Boss Martians, Davie Allan And The Arrows, The Surf Trio , Insect Surfers, The Hentchmen, The Royal Pendletons, The Space Cossacks…  ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here!’ Dig!!!

 

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THE ULTRAS – Surf-Pop-Sludge [1993]

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”THE ULTRAS are a mostly-instrumental rock’n’roll trio from San Francisco formed in l988 by guitarist Eric “Sludge” Lenchner. They call their sound “Surf-Pop-Sludge”.

In their early days, the Ultras played the “new lounge” supper clubs in San Francisco utilizing their diverse musical palette of Surf, Rockabilly, Salsa, Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Psychedelic styles. This was a low-volume sound with the instrumentation of electric guitar, acoustic “string” bass, and brushed drums.

In the l990’s, as the Ultras began to play more and more original music (at a more electrified volume), they moved from the lounges to the original music showcase clubs of San Francisco and Northern California. The Ultras toured the West Coast several times and shared the bill numerous times with surf music legend Dick Dale.

1993 saw the release of the Ultras’ CD, SURF-POP-SLUDGE Produced by Scott Mathews, the man responsible for the Dick Dale “comeback” CD” on Hightone, “Surf-Pop-Sludge” was a college radio hit, going Top Ten on numerous stations throughout the U.S.

In 1995 the Ultras stopped playing live shows due to guitarist Lenchner’s hearing damage. They have continued to record, and their latest projects are “Rocket Jockey” (video game), “Attack of the New Killer Surf Guitars” (compilation featuring Ultras’ track “THE ULTRA FACTOR”), and “Just Write” (feature film starring Sherilyn Fenn – soundtrack features “Steel Twist” by The Ultras).”

Hey surfers! Check out this fine surfin’ instro slab I just found recently. The Ultras can be spotted on some 90’s surf revival comps as ‘Beyond The Beach’ or ‘Gnarly Reef’, but on ‘Rocket Jockey’ [game soundtrack with Dick Dale] they put some killer instros as ”Death Tube”,  ”Surrounded by Assassins”, ”Magic Wand”, ”Rocket Boy”, ”Vaque Ton” which caught my ear. This package contain their sole 15 trax lp + 7 bonus cuts added for your complete listening pleasure. Don’t miss it!

 

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SWINGIN’ CREEPERS! A Tribute To The Ventures

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More ‘Ventures-style’ instro action in this real cool collection of 90’s garage/surf revival bands covering their favorite Ventures 60’s tunes. Cool stuff: Space Cossacks – Journey To The Stars, The Fathoms – Walk Don’t Run, Eddie Angel & The Omega Men – Stop Action, The Hypnomen – Go-Go Slow The Boss Martians – Guitar Freakout, The Bomboras – The Ninth Wave, Davie Allan & The Arrows – Lullaby Of The Leaves, The Tiki Tones – Swingin’ Creeper, Satan’s Pilgrims – Escape-Psychedelic Venture, The Huntington Cads – Sha La La, Ivan Pongracic – Moon Child… Dig!!!

 

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