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

Satan's Pilgrims - Frankenstomp Singles, Rarities, & More

“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.”

 

Satan's Pilgrims - Frankenstomp Singles, Rarities, & More 001

(((0)))

 

 

Advertisements

DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS – Bykedelics (1999)

Davie Allan & Arrows - Bykedelics 1a

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”

 

Davie Allan & Arrows - Bykedelics 2

((0))

 

 

 

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!!!

 

Dickheads bHOT RODS TO HELL, VOLUME II b

 

THE ULTRAS – Surf-Pop-Sludge [1993]

MI0002122953

 

”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!

 

MI0002410356

(((o)))

 

 

 

 

SWINGIN’ CREEPERS! A Tribute To The Ventures

swingin' creepers! a tribute to the ventures - front1

 

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!!!

 

swingin' creepers! a tribute to the ventures - back

(((o)))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEVIL DOGS vs THE SWINGIN’ NECKBREAKERS [Killer 90’s Garage Punk]

 

 

Two garage punk bands, two killer debut slabs. The Devil Dogs were a New York band influenced by 60’s garage rock and 70’s punk of Ramones, DMZ, The Dictators, New york Dolls… This is vinyl rip of their classic ’89 debut lp on Crypt records, a mix of great original tunes as Action, 354, C’mon Little Baby, Gimme That Girl, Brand New Chevy and fine covers of DMZ [Ball Me Out], The Dictators [Stay With Me], Ramones [Babysitter] or Thee Mighty Caesars [Suck The Dog, Pussywhipped].
The Swingin’ Neckbreakers from Trenton, New Jersey, are in the same vein with little more influences from the 60’s garage rock and 50’s r&b, trash and r’n’r and 70’s punk/power pop of The Real Kids, Flamin’ Groovies and 80’s garage revivalists as Lyres. They can best be described as kinda like a cross between The Sonics and Ramones! Their ’93 debut “Live For Buzz” on Telstar records opens with great garage punk stomper “You” followed up with cool covers of Lord Luther’s ’59 r&b “Thinkin’ Man’s Girl” and garage legends The Squires “Same All Over The World”. Other cool tunes are originals “Take Your Life”, “Little Pink Medicine” and “I Live For Buzz” and killer covers of The Kinks “I Took My Baby Home”, Tony Sheridan “Shake It Some More” and The Sonics “Boss Hoss”. I already have posted these slabs before on my old blog but hey!… This is A MUST!

 

R-2725446-1298275898THE SWINGIN_ NECKBREAKERS

 

 

THEE CYBERMEN – Borderbeat! / Strange & Cruel [UK 90’s Garage/Beat Revival]

 

Thee Cybermen was a garage beat band from the Shropshire, England, [not to be confused with US or Finnish Cybermen]. They were influenced by raw revival-beat sound of MEDWAY SCENE and groups like The Prisoners and The Milkshakes. Their albums Borderbeat (1995) and Strange & Cruel (1997) as well as singles were recorded at legendary Toe-Rag Studios, London [analogue based recording studio, recordings for The Kaisers, The Kravin’ A’s, The Masonics, Holly Golightly, Thee Headcoats…]. Now you know what to expect or… you don’t. Anyways… Dig the Fuzz!!!

THEE HEADCOATS – The Earls Of Suavedom [1990] Vinyl Rip!

headcoats earls1

 

”Thee Headcoats was a band formed in Chatham, Kent, England in 1989, that was well known for its garage rock sound, explicitly sticking to this style on almost all of their albums. The band’s signature sound as well as their prolific writing has been attributed to Billy Childish’s love of simple, direct recording. The band has been on multiple labels including Billy’s own Hangman Records, Damaged Goods, Sub Pop and Crypt records. The band was composed of Billy Childish (guitar and vocals), Bruce Brand (drums and backing vocals), and Johnny Johnson (bass). The band is the most prolific of Childish’s many musical projects so far, releasing 14 full-length albums.” [wiki]

This is 2nd lp by Thee Headcoats. Raw R&B inluenced garage punk, mix of rumblin’ originals Round Every Corner, The Killing Hold, I’m A Headcoat Baby, Alone, My 7th Girl Eve, Going Outside My Head… and covers of The Seeds [No Escape], Chuck Berry [Our Little Rendezvous, Jaguar And Thunderbird] and Link Wray [Branded]. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic, Dig!!!

 

headcoats earls2

***

 

 

THE KAISERS – Instrumental Stomp!

The Kaisers - Instrumental Stomp!-1

 

The Kaisers were garage beat band from Edinburgh, Scotland. From 1993 to 2002 they recorded wyld bunch o’ garage/beat lps and singles for No Hit Records, Spinout, Norton, Get Hip, etc. Their style are similar to those of Billy Childish gang The Milkshakes raw 60’s influenced rockin’ beat. During their career The Kaisers recorded several instrumentals, on singles and couple on almost every album. This here is Surfadelic collection of their instros with style ranged from Link Wray inluenced raw hoot to twangin’ Joe Meek production kinda 60s recordings. Short but sweet. Let’s Stomp!!!

 

The Kaisers - Instrumental Stomp!-2

***