“Gonna take a week off, Gonna go to Hell
Send ya a postcard, Hey I’m doin’ swell!
Wish you were here, Aloha from Hell…”
Hell yeah! This Surfadelic collection is dedicated to my favorite band and 30th anniversary of being ‘Cramped’. The story goes somethin’ like this: Way back in 1988. my then girlfriend gave me an audio casette of some new wave/punk comp. with Joy Division, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke and stuff, but baby… When “Human Fly” buzz blasted outta speakers I was knocked out & down. As a huge fan of horror, b movies and punk rock, I was won over by The CRAMPS and they soon became my fav band next to Ramones.
First lp I heard was “A Date With Elvis” with legendary killer tunes as ‘Can Your Pussy Do The Dog’, ‘What’s Inside A Girl’, ‘How Far Can Too Far Go’, ‘Aloha From Hell’… but the first album I owned was now a classic “Stay Sick!” ’89 lp. ‘God Damn Rock & Roll’, ‘Bikini Girls With Machine Guns’, ‘All Women Are Bad’, ‘The Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon’ were the hit tunes for the ‘New Cramped Generation’. This comp. gathers my favorite Cramps tunes from their more glamorous second [‘bass phase’] period from 1986. to 2003. and their final album “Fiends Of Dope Island”. I know you already have everything by The Cramps but hey… This is ‘Surfadelic Jungle’, alright! Let’s Get F*cked Up, Dig!!!
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!!!
”The Ventures have had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. The band was among the first to employ and popularize fuzz and flanging guitar effects, concept albums, and twelve-string guitars in rock music. Their instrumental virtuosity, innovation, and unique sound influenced a large number of musicians and bands, earning the group the moniker “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands”
The Ventures of Tacoma, Washington were one of the most influential instro rock bands of all times. They recorded 100s of albums and instros with styles ranged from r-billy, r’n’r, r&b to surf, garage rock and psychedelia. There are zillions of ‘best of’ collections out there but I think they do no justice to this legendary group. Mostly, the usual comps are too generic, made for geeks, concentrate on too much cover versions and not so attractive sides. So… Here’s another Surfadelic super-collection ingeniously made by Mr.Eliminator himself, just for your listening pleasure. It mainly contains original tunes with only few covers from their ’63 -’68 albums and singles. Of course emphasis is on fuzzed-out, rockin’ & surfin tunes. Stop action! It’s Super Surfadelic alright! Dig!!!
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!!!
“This selection of 16 gems recorded between 1956 and 1968 is amazingly modern. Irresistibly smooth yet radical, sharply biting, yet affable, these songs from another era have the power to make even the saddest squares laugh and wriggle, dance and jump about.”
Cool collection of R&B movers & grovers, dancefloor shakers & instros compiled by El Vidocq. Fav tunes: Harvey – Any Way You Wanta, The Keymen – Gazackstahagen, The El Torros – Doop Doop A Walla Walla, Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty, Triny Lopez – Sinner Not A Saint, Baker Knight – Hungry For Love, Johnny Nash – I’m Movin’ On, Big Bo & The Arrows – Big Bo’s-Twist. Fun & sexy party music. Sh-sh-sh Shake it!
Originally released as LPs back in 1982/83., these two comps gather some real cool 60’s US garage-punk/psych tunes by The Hangmen, Bram Rigg Set, Invasion, Royal Aircoach, The Falcons [influenced by The Seeds “Tripmaker”], The Bluethings, H.M. Subjects, Ed Wool & The Nomads, ‘early’ The Doors, The Undecided, The Liverpool Set [killer ” Seventeen Tears To The End”], The Tropics [ace ”As Time’s Gone”], The Olivers, The Id, The Bump, The Guilloteens, great garage folk-rock ”Days Of My Years” by The Traveling Salesmen, The Spikedrivers, 49th Paralell … Some of these song were over-comped over the years so you could be very familiar with them but some ain’t, so you gotta dig anyways. Check some fuzzed-out favs below ‘n’ gid!!!
”Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This esteemed compilation exceedingly difficult to find since its original release in 1990, gathers the wildest tracks in the genre, spanning surf rock, fuzzed-up R&B, and even psychedelia. It’s sure to thrill fans of the further reaches of garage rock.”
Don’t know what could it be, effects of radiations or somethin’ but Japanese rockers really know how to took things to the extreme. If I tell you that these three ‘Godzilla’ volumes of 60’s ‘banzai garage’ contain more fuzz than you ate hot meals or noodles in yer whole life then ya know what I’m talkin’ bout. Here you got the most savage ‘Brit invasion’ influenced sound with acts like The Golden Cups [check out Surfadelic collection!], The Mops, The Beavers, The Spiders, The Carnabeats, D’Swooners, The Jaguars… predecessors to modern Jap garage punk bands as The Teengenerate or Guitar Wolf. Most stuff are fuzzed-out covers of classics by Bo Doddley, C. Berry, Wilson Pickett, Hendrix, Yardbirds, Animals… Yo kiddos! Check out some favs below and 掘る !!!
Two Australian 60’s garage beat comp with mostly rare but pretty solid ‘Down under’ fuzzed-out rumble. There are some well known acts like The Elois, Purle Hearts, Missing Links, Throb, Barrington Davis, Johnny Rebb & The Atlantics… ”Oz Beat Frenzy!” is more on raw garage side while ”Australian Music Beat Scene” is more beat oriented. Anyways, check some favs down under, Stop, Look And Listen ‘n’ Dig!!!