MORE FUZZ FROM DOWN UNDER [Oz 60’s Garage/Psych]

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Well, here’s 2nd part of 60’s DownUnder story with 3cds more. After first three killer packages of Oz savage 60’s punk in my previous post [dug ’em up already aint ya!?!] here you gonna get more of [mostly] the same treat on 4th disc of the set, while discs 5 & 6 are full of mostly real cool ’67-’69 Oz fuzz/wah psych dementia. There are cool covers of Small Faces ”Sorry, She’s Mine”, Beatles ‘‘Paperback Writer”, and great psychedelizied version of classic ”Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” Some of the stuff you could already find on fine Oz garage/psych comps as ”Datura Dreamtime”, ”A Forest Of Gold Top” or ”A Day In My Mind’s Mind” etc. Shame they didn’t include [so I did it!] great garage trax as ”Thump’‘ by The Union or Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects ”I’m Going Back” instead of few duds but nobody’s perfect [except me] alright!  Two lame psych/pop cuts are missing but who cares. Finally, after all, I can say that this 6cd box has real great selection of tunes with crystal clear sound, so it deserves your attention or investment of your hard earned money.  Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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FUZZ FROM DOWN UNDER [Australia & New Zeland 60’s Punk]

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This here is a brand new 6cd collection of rumblin ‘n’ tumblin’ down under 60’s punk/beat/psych. You should be familiar with Oz/Nz garage comps as Ugly Things, Wild Things, Devil’s Children or Before Birdmen Flew series, so there are many names and tunes you could hear already, but anyways the first three cd’s which I present here are MUST have for 60’s punk fans and others. I give you 75 trax of FUZZ overkill [with BLAZING SOUND FIDELITY] raw R&B punk savagery  from Down Under loosers as The Smoke, The Atlantics, The Pleazers, The Blue Beats, The Challenge, Billy Adams, Wild Cherries, Tom Thumb, Throb, The 5, The La De Das, Masters Apprentices, Black Diamonds, Derek’s Accent, The Elois, The In-Sect, The Creatures… Killer stuff, Dig!!!

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For more Australian 60’s garage check this too:

Big Beat Cellar Scene
Hot Generation!
Ugly Things Vol.1
Down Under Nuggets

 

BLUE-EYED GARAGE [60’s Garage Rock/Soul]

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”I’m sitting on the bottom of the soul, yeah…
My pocket’s filled with nothing but a hole, yeah…”
[Sean Bonniwell]

More garage rock action at Surfadelic. This time ya gotta deal with r&b/soul flavored garage tunes mostly by US and few Canuck 60’s groups. As you know many white boys & gals were inspired by r&b/soul stuff back then [Mods ya know] so this cool rare Blue-Eyed Garage collection brings to you dance floor garage/soul dancin’ rarities. Some of these groups are better known from comps as Pebbles, Highs In The Mid Sixties or Acid Visions like The Beckett Quintet, Bocky & The Visions, The Vagrants, The Palace Guards while others ain’t. Anyways, here you have some fine stompin’ covers of Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed and Bunker Hill, and many great original tunes by The Reactors, The Charles, The Secrets, The Kidds, The Ruins, The Mods, The Pied Pipers, Ricky & The Lexingtons… Lotsa Vox & Farfisa organ sounds ‘n’ rhythms. There are couple of bonus trax by your fav 60’s garage bands in soul style just for a good measure. Do That Thing, Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: XCEDRIN HEADACHE DANCE PARTY !!! [60’s Punk]

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Yep! Heard you missed it so here’s a brand new Surfadelic 60’s punk comp. Why it’s entitled ”Xcedrin Headache Dance Party”?!? It’s ’cause it was inspired by famous Mouse & The Boys ’68. garage/psych killer tune ”Xcedrin Headache #69” and because it will give you real good buzzing rockin’ headache for sure. Consisting mostly of US 60’s garage punkers [except for few killer Euro bands as Sound Of Imker from Netherlands or The Outsiders from Sweden] with emphasis on PUNK. Ohh Yeahhh! As you know there are too many lame, half assed, popie-hippie-dippie, shitty-evergreen-nostalgia, wanna be 60’s garage comps nowadays, it’s kinda overkill. So this Surfadelic collection is here to bring back the good old days of dangerous, un-safe, demented garage sounds [and livin’ :-)] of groups as The Rogues, The Velvet Illusions, The Bush, The Coastliners, S.J. & The Crossroads, The Savages, Brand X, The Other Half, The Esquires, The Sons Of Barbee Doll … [whatta name]. This comp. is especially recommended to those individuals who are on the brink of nervous breakdown, this stuff will push ’em over the edge. You may faint but you’ll never forget…  Check out some favs down there and remember, FUZZ never lies. Dig!!!

 

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EP CHOICE – From The Rare Mod EP Collection

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Interesting collection of rare and demo recordings by 60’s mod acts as Steve Marriott’s Moments, The Fleur De Lys, The Mule Skinners, The Richard Kent Style, Sharon Tandy , The Clique… It’s a mix of garage, r&b, mod & soul tunes. I’ve added bonus The Afex ”She’s Got The Time” E.P. for a good measure. Check some favs below, Dig!!!

 

 

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BINGO! French Punk Exploitation 1978-1981/ PAINK – French Punk Anthems 1977-1982

 

”In the face of Plastic Bertrand’s huge success ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’, big labels in France thought they understood how it worked. Very soon, music publishers and majors all wanted a punk hit. Barclay, RCA, Polydor… all of ’em wanted their own ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’. Sure, most of these punk hoaxes are as lousy as it gets, but one must admit that some of these cuts managed to stand out and surprise.”

More French punk in these two Born Bad Records comps. While Bingo! is punk exploitation oriented collection with many tunes you could already hear on ”Je Suis Punk” lp [Bingo! has improved sound quality], Paink deals with more angry real punks. Anyways, both comps have great sound + Surfadelic bonus with Guilty Razors ’78. Ep, Warm Gun ’77. single and more punk surprises. And now en français: Vive Le Punk!

 

 

WHO’S A PUNK? / JE SUIS PUNK – The Very Best of British & European Punksploitation

 

 

”First came ‘Je Suis Punk”, a collection of unheard French Punk “punksploitation” obscurities (i.e. band’s who were created to – or changed their sound in order to cash in on the burgeoning “punk fad”), and now comes “Who’s A Punk?” – the British counterpart to those finicky Francs. LOADED with razor-sharp riffs and catchy as hell melodies designed to make you pogo your safety pins right off!”

”Absolutely scorching compilations of what is known, alternately, as either “fake punk” or “punksploitation;” in other words, the short-lived practice of putting together a group of seasoned session musicians and asking them to produce a loud and crude punk single in order to quickly cash in on the punk “fad” that was peaking in the late 70s. You would think that this would be a recipe for disaster, but in practice it’s actually great. To me, it’s the best of both worlds; you have people who are seasoned veterans at writing and arranging songs, but you’re asking them to do something very immediate, loose, and off the cuff. So, what you end up with is very well-written and well-arranged songs that are kind of deliberately stupid. What could be better? If you have a Crass tattoo or something I could see finding this whole scene kind of offensive, but if you like a lot of those early British punk groups who were actually around before punk but adopted the look in order to ride the wave of punk’s popularity–bands like the Boys, Slaughter and the Dogs, the Vibrators, maybe even the UK Subs and Cock Sparrer–then you will absolutely love this compilation… there isn’t a dud on it.”

Vinyl rip of these two great unofficial comps with rare UK & French late 70’s early 80’s punk/new wave exploitation gems. Fake punk rules! Do you feel lucky, well, do ya, punk?

PHANTOM GUITARS vol.1&2 [UK 60’s Twangin’ Instros]

 

”In the three year span between Rock & Roll and the full flush of Beat, guitar-led instrumental groups took control of the UK. In the wake of The Shadows and their magical brand of twanging melody, coffee bars, dancehalls and fairgrounds reverberated to the sound of Binson echo units and primitive Bigsby-esque tremolo arms…”

”The instrumental rock scene was a vitally important part of the rise of homegrown British rock, and if this deals in obscurities rather than hits, Phantom Guitars documents how pervasive this sound once was, and how many great pickers were making the rounds in the early ’60s.”
[Mark Deming]

Two Real COOL instrumental comps made by Nick Saloman of the Bevis Frond. If you dig The Shadows, Duane Eddy and Joe Meek style instros, this is fer ya.

 

WHAT IT IS! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves [1967-1977]

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”Too many reissue compilations are content to merely slice ‘n’ dice familiar catalog choices in not particularly original ways. But this four-disc, 91-track trove of obscure ’70s R&B and funk from Warner-distributed labels great and small argues there’s still treasure to be gleaned from studio vaults–a five-hour groove-fest that’s as interested in shaking booty as in opening ears. Even the genre’s groundbreaking usual suspects (Wilson Pickett, the Bar-Kays, Curtis Mayfield, Earth, Wind & Fire, et al) are represented by selections that aren’t immediately familiar, while Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin serves up a radically different, previously unreleased take of “Rock Steady.” Still other stars contribute their sonic touches to some of the lesser-known cuts, as witnessed by the patent trippiness of Sly Stone alter-egos 6ix and Stanga on “I’m Just Like You” and “Little Sister,” respectively; the stark, party-not-so-hearty contrast of the Mayfield-written-and-produced “Hard Times” by Baby Huey & Baby Sisters; and the Meters’ version of “Tampin’,” released under the moniker of the Rhine Oaks.

Sequenced in rough chronological order, it’s a savvy window into a musical evolution as well, with the rhythmic guitars, organ swells, and horn flourishes of traditional ’60s R&B giving way to sinewy synths and increasingly chunky bass lines as the decade grooves on. While savvy hip-hoppers will note that many of the rarities here have already been repurposed by shrewd mixers, it’s a revelation to hear them in their original form. A compelling deconstruction of an often clichéd and too-narrowly-defined genre, this is an anthology that showcases music that has influenced such contemporary artists as Tupac, the Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West, annotated by many of the original musicians who set the dance floor in motion.” — Jerry McCulley

 

 

”This is a pretty sick compilation. It’s funkin’ awesome. You will be funkin’ all night to it. Alright no more shtick. Get it, if you love funk.”

”I am 1% cooler for having listened to this.”

”Quite possibly the finest compendium of funk one could possibly lay their ears on. Takes a while to get through and digest, but is high on accessibility and nearly perfect in quality and diversity (big names as well as guys I’ve never heard of before). Mark this one as essential.”

 ”Pimpin, Simply pimpin.”
”Basically the Nuggets of R&B, except it consistently beats its mainstream competition.  If you’re into the style, this is essential.  A good number of these are instrumentals, but that’s not a bad thing.”
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Funky Surfadelic, Dig!!!

ELECTRIC SUGARCUBE FLASHBACKS vol.3 & 4 [60’s Freakbeat/Psych]

 

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These two slabs are one of the best 80s compilations of UK 60’s underground, R&B, Freakbeat and Psych [next to ‘Chocolate Soup For Diabetics’, The Perfumed Garden and ‘Rubble’ comps]. Issued in ’89 LPs by AIP Records [known for ‘Highs in the mid 60’s’, ‘Pebbles’] as repacked versions of ‘Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks’ vols 1&2 from ’83, now with better genre sellection. Vol.3 is R&B/Freakbeat oriented collection featuring groups as The Wheels, Southern Sound, Brand, Chicago Line, Mickey Finn, Nix Nomads, The Beat Merchants, The Smoke… while Volume 4 contains [now a classic] Psych/Freakbeat of The Pandamonium, The Factory, Herbal Mixture, Skip Bifferty, Les Fleur De Lys, The French Revolution, Big Boy Pete… Many of these groups became ‘famous’ after such comps and had their own particular reissues.

For me this was a real cool entrance into fantastic world of British 60’s underground rock some 25 years ago. Even thought they omited many seminal UK freakbeat groups as The Eyes, The Sorrows, Action, John’s Children, The Birds, The Attack, and after so many years and zillions of simmilar comps, these two are still my favs [especially vol.4]. Vol.3 is a Vinyl rip while Vol.4 has enhanced sound from best possible sources. Try A Little Sunshine!

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