“AN OVERDOSE OF HEAVY PSYCH showcases over-the-top, fuzzed-out masterpieces. Excessive guitars, wild effects and tripped-out lyrics all produce magical and imaginative music from this by-gone era.”
“What sets this apart from the many other similar ’60s garage-psych releases is the extremeness of the music. Tracks collected here feature grungier guitars, slower or varied tempos and darker and more ominous atmosphere than earlier punk singles…and more fuzz and heavier feedback (even the occasional oscillator). These tracks were typically cut later than many of the other garage-band compilation series, and influences are second generation bands like Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, Love, and the Stooges. While poppier sounds are eschewed on these sides, according to the liner notes these heavier slabs are the flip sides of lighter material. If the ballads on garage comps are the ones you skip over, by all means pick up a copy of this collection…you won’t be disappointed. An extra bonus are six caveman-stomping cuts by the Boneheaded 31 Flavors, originally from two low-budget psych-sploitation albums on the Crown label.”(AMG)
Probably one of the best garage/psych comps that feature mostly late 60’s fuzzed-out killer tunes by Orange Wedge, Quiet Jungle, 20th Century Zoo, Powered By Love, Crystal Rain, Glass Sun, Graf Zeppelin, Blu-Erebus, Boston Tea Party… Many alltime favs, killer fuzz all over the place… There are more fuzz than you ate hot meals. Don’t miss it! Dig!!!
Are You Psychedelicized !?!
This is one of those cool rare 80’s comps of obcure US garage & psychedelic trax that have sparked interest in 60’s underground rock. Only well known groups here are The Monks and The Third Bardo, while others are rather unknown acts split between classic mid 60’s garage like The Jerms ”Bald Headed Woman”, The American Four ”Lucy Baines”, The Satan’s Breed ”Laugh Myself To The Grave”, Rocky & The Riddlers ”Flash And Crash” [can be heard on ‘Back from the grave’], Ray Hummell III [The Jujus] ”Fine Day” Neighb’rhood Children ”Up Down Turn Around World” and great fuzzed-out psychedelics, The Hooterville Trolley ”No Silver Bird”, Preston ”This World Is Closing In On Me”, Harry Hellings & The Radials ”Tale Of A Crystal Ship”, First Crow To The Moon ”The Sun Lights Up The Shadows” … Real COOL stuff, don’t miss it!
Meanwhile, back on the beach…
Pretty solid set of mostly ‘rare’ 60’s instro surf featuring The Catalinas, The Pacific Surfers, The Surf Teens, The Deadly Ones, The Tornadoes, Jim Waller & The Deltas, Dave Meyers & Surftones, The Centurians, Scott Engel, Baron Daemon & the Vampires, The Frantics, The Silly Surfers, The Nep-Tunes, Mr. Gasser, New Dimensions and The Hustlers. 18 trax of wild surfin’ action! Check some favs down below n’ dig!
And “freakbeat” is what?
“For those of us who pushed our transistor radios to the limits in the 60’s, looking for stations playing British rock outside the boundaries of the top acts, this compilation will make life a lot easier. No more holding that small plastic box up in the air, turning it this way and that to catch signals from WLS Chicago and similar stations which introduced us to the lesser known UK groups of the day.
But, truth be known, we would have had a hard time hearing these tunes even on those rare radio programs. Not much of this material made it our way. And the term “freakbeat” was unknown to us, it was coined much later (in the 80’s by British journalist Phil Smee) to identify songs which were a little outside what stations might have been willing to carry. Album cuts, 45’s by one shot artists, etc. There are many gems in here that would cost you hundreds of dollars in the rare chance you could find them at all. For example, “Tell Her” the male gender version of the Exciters “Tell Him.” This is one of many fine compilations available on the subject, indeed, one of the better ones for the rarities. And, in itself, this compilation is getting pretty scarce as well.”
Pretty solid freakbeat comp. featuring killer mid 60’s stuff by The Blue Rondos, The Sorrows, Tony Jackson, The Clique, The Primitives, The Worrying Kynde, The Montanas, The Movement, The Troggs, The Truth, Simon Raven … Many of these trax could be heard on comps like ‘English Freakbeat’ and others but anyways… Jump And Dance, Dig!!!
This is ’76. Sire rec. reissue of the Lenny Kaye’s legendary garage rock compilation but with different cover art. You’re familiar with 4CDs Rhino box set where 1st disc is like original ’72 Nuggets, but the sound is pretty different as Rhino discs are mono remasters [with brickwalled sound] while Sire and Elektra used stereo and mono masters. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Check it out!
Collection of raw rockin’ n’ surfin’ instros on Mr. Manicotti label that gave you legendary ”Diggin’ Out” comp. and ”The Big Itch” series. Already have posted this before but here it is again with slightly better sound. Concussion!!!
“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!!!