BATTLE OF THE SURF GUITARS Vol.1&2 [60’s Surf Instros]

 

And in the meantime… Back to the beach! These two limited edition lps are late 80’s Belgium comps of mostly rare & ‘unknown’ 60’s US surf instrumental groups. In the 90’s this stuff was reissued as ”Surf Guitars Rumble” cd comps you could already find at Surfadelic. This is real cool shit, so you surfers gonna dig it anyways. Check some favs down there ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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RARE FUNK VOL.0 [A Collection Of James Brown Influenced Superheavy Funk Cuts]

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”24 superheavy and superrare vocal and instrumental funky/soul cuts from the 1960s. It does not get any nastier. All these combos lay down a heavy groove, heavily influenced by the Hardest Working Man in Showbusiness, James Brown.”

 

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DOWNTOWN ROCKIN’ AT THE STRIPTEASE CLUB 500 [14 Raw & Wild Blues Rockers From The 1960’s]

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As it says – Raw & Wyld blues rockers in tradition of Elmor James and Hound Dog Taylor style. So here you go with cool covers and originals as Shake Your Money Maker, Dust My Broom, Don’t You Lie To Me, We’re Gonna Boogie, Jackson Tennessee, Ain’t Got A Lousy Dime… It’s wyld & raw blues screech Lp collection from B-Sharp label that gave you “Nasty Rockabilly” series. Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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PEBBLES vol.5 (B-Sides)

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Volume 5 was one of the better volumes in Pebbles series and another with many classic 60’s punkers as The 5 Canadians ”Writing On The Wall”, The Gentlemen ‘‘It’s A Cry’n Shame”, The Dirty Wurds ”Why”, The Fe-Fi-Four Plus 2 ”I Wanna Come Back (From The World Of LSD)”, The Tree ”No Good Woman”, The Plague ”Go Away” and other cool tunes later covered by legions of garage revival groups.

As with previous post, here is a collection of tunes, mostly B-sides by the same groups. It’s not spectacular as original volume 5, ’cause there are many slow tunes (couple of ’em a bit drag) but nevertheless interesting for Pebbles and 60’s garage rock aficionados. Check it out !

 

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PEBBLES vol.2 (B-Sides)

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As I said before… If I have to choose only one among 1000’s of 60’s garage comps, it would be 1979. ‘Pebbles volume 2’ lp collection. Why? ‘Cause, it has such garage punk jewels as99th Floor” by The Moving Sidewalks, ”Feathered Fish” by The Sons Of Adam, ”Makin’ Deals” by The Satans, ”Lost Innocence” by The Buddhas, ”Green Fuz” by Randy Alvey, ”Go Ahead” by The Squires, ”I Must Run” by Phil & The Frantics, ”It’s Cold Outside” by The Choir,”I’m A Man” by The Litter, ”So What!” by The Lyrics, ”Bad Girl” by Zakary Thaks, The Electric Prunes ”Vox Wah-Wah Pedal Commercial”… LEGENDARY!!!

Now, if you ever wondered what’s on the other side, here’s the answer in “Pebbles vol.2 (B-Sides)”. It’s a Surfadelic made comp. with 14 trax by your favorite 60’s punks. Check out some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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INSIDE THE VAULT OF MR. ASTRO [60’s Instros covered by Man Or Astroman?]

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Somethin’ like ”Songs Man Or Astroman Taught Us”. This unofficial collection gathered 60’s instumentals, mostly surf/sci-fi with few movies/tv series themes [as Edwin Astley ”High Wire”[Danger Man], The Jetsons Theme , Jerry Goldsmith ”The Man From U.N.C.L.E” , Jack Marshall’s ”The Munsters Theme”, and John Barry’s ”Goldfinger’‘]. Here you got classic surf acts as The Ventures, Dick Dale, Link Wray, The Markettes, The Original Surfaris, The Revels, Eddie & The Showmen, The Chantays and others. Loads of interplanetary, outer-space surfin’ action! Say… Dig!!!

 

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HONKERS & TWANGERS [Rare & Unreleased 60’s Instros]

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”Too often, rock & roll instrumentals are considered filler when they were often a pivotal part of the pre-Beatles rock & roll experience. Ace’s 2013 collection Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers doesn’t collect the best of that forgotten era — the title itself is a tip-off that the compilation concentrates on oddities, not known quantities — but by balancing 13 rare singles with 13 previously unreleased sides, the compilation re-creates an era when echoed guitars could be a groovy thing in and of itself. Certainly, there are times when the surging rhythms recall surf rock — many of these bands are Californian and even if they weren’t, the rush of cascading waves was an irresistible temptation to mimic — but some groups have a CinemaScope bent to their sonic vistas while other bands get down and dirty, concentrating not on the melody but the rhythm.” [Thomas Erlewine]

Yep! Another all-instrumental collection with some rare surfin’ & twangin’ gems as The Avantis ”Wax ’em Down”, The Titans ”Skokiaan”, The Reveliers ”White Water”, The Rondels ”Zombie”, The Exports ”Car Hop”, The Swanks ”Ghost Train”, The Gigolos ”Night Creature”,  The Ventures ”Murfreesboro” and some so so & lame trax like stupid Johnny & the Hurricanes tunes. Anyways, get yer twang!

 

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THE DOG’S BOLLOCKS Of American R&R Instrumentals!

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Ugh! Ok, this is it. Prepare yourself for an overdose overkill of 60’s surfin’ & rockin’ instros. 162 trax in 5 volumes of mostly obscure US instrumental rumble pulled from rare singles with great sound fidelity. Some of this tunes can be found on other instro comps but many are only here. Don’t know who’s the original uploader of this stuff but anyway he/she did a great job. Now it’s a property of Surfadelic [Hehehe!] This is a killer collection, A MUST for fans of surfin’ & rockin’ instro action. Never Mind the Sex Pistols, Here’s the Dog’s Bollocks! Dig!!!

 

 

 

OUT FOR KICKS vol.1-3 [Rare 50’s/60’s Rock’n’Roll/R&B]

 

Cool mix of mostly obscure 50’s & 60’s R’n’R/R&B rockers in this three vinyl volume series. Killer stuff as Scotty Mckay ”Midnight Crying Time”, Tommy Bell ”Swamp Girl”, The Tempests ”Look Away”, Sherman Evans ”Looking For My Baby’‘, Lulu Reed ”You Can’t Hide”, Eddie Stapleton ”Well I’m Weak”, Nathaniel Mayer ”I Had A Dream”, Tommy Bell ”Midnight Dreams”, Jacky Lee ”Misery”, Larry Bright ”Way Down Home” plus some well known names like Freddy Cannon, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Junior Wells and [Paul Revere &] The Raiders early rocker. Get your kicks!