Vinyl rip of this REAL COOL soundtrack featuring guitar hero Davie Allan along with members of the Riptides [as The Back-Wash Rhythm Band] and other West Coast studio vets as Harley Hatcher, Jerry Styner, Guy Hemric and Mike Curb. Fav tunes: What Turns You On, Coral Below, High Rise, Over The Falls, Waimea Bay, Surfers Paridise. Don’t miss this wave. Dig!
“Blue’s Theme” was a massive enough regional hit (staying on regional American charts from March until September of 1966) that an album was quickly assembled around this great fuzz-toned hit instrumental which took a riff from “The Last Train To Clarksville” and unfolded over itself into a soaring ribbon riff across the sky forever. With this in mind, the “Blue’s Theme” album was a quick and cavalier cash-in by the record company. The line between surf rock and garage rock gets very blurry with Davie Allan and the Arrows’ “Blues Theme”. This is a fun collection of songs in the Dick Dale vein with some adventurous fuzzed-guitar throughout. With its emphasis on wild guitar effects and mysterioso fake-Eastern chord changes, surf music was perhaps the main precursor of psychedelia in pop music. This all-instrumental album represents sort of a last gasp of the first surf guitar era, as psychedelia was breaking out. Drenched in fuzz guitar.
Vinyl rip from the original Tower records 1967. LP in mono. DIG THE FUZZ!!!
This one is dedicated to Davie Allan “King of Fuzz” and his 60’s soundtracks vocal sides. As you know, Davie and his crew were wery busy during sixties as a studio musicians on many American International exploatation movies soundtracks as Born Losers, Teenage Rebellion, The Glory Stompers, Devils Angels, The Wild Angels, Thunder Alley, Riot On Sunset Strip, The Golden Breed and others. You’re already familiar with Davie’s fuzzed-out instro stuff but this Surfadelic comp especially concentrate on vocal tunes from his numerous collaborations with other acts as instro back-up and appearances under different monikers like Max Frost & The Troopers, The Back-Wash Rhythm Band, The Sidewalk Sounds, Jerry And The Portraits, Hands Of Time, Glass Family… 20 trax of real cool soundtracks stuff + one rare single side “Granny Goose”. Don’t miss this, dig!!!
”There’s a new sun rising up angry in the sky There’s a new voice crying but not afraid to die Let the old world make believe it’s blind and deaf and dumb But nothing can change the shape of things to come…”
“Max Frost and the Troopers were a fictional rock music group created for the exploitation film Wild in the Streets, released in 1968. The film featured Christopher Jones as the highly influential singer Max Frost. The songs performed by Frost and his band, a group that was never formally named in the film, were credited to Max Frost and the Troopers in the subsequent singles and album. The band name “Troopers” is based on the term “troops,” the designation Frost used in the film to refer to his friends and followers.
A studio group appeared on the soundtrack album for the film, along with incidental music penned by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and composed by Les Baxter; however, the songs were not originally credited to Max Frost and the Troopers, but rather to The 13th Power.
Owing to the success of the song “Shape of Things To Come” as a single, an accompanying album by Max Frost and The Troopers, Shape of Things to Come, was issued on the Tower record label in 1968. Musicians playing on the album are believed to include members of Davie Allan and The Arrows (who also released the “Shapes of Things to Come” without lyrics) with lead vocals by Paul Wibier (who also wrote a majority of the songs on the album). The music is high-energy rock with some psychedelic touches.
The group was produced by Harley Hatcher and Eddie Beram for Mike Curb Productions. Their first single was recorded with Curb’s Tower subsidiary Sidewalk Records. Subsequent singles were taken from their album.” [wiki]
Garage-heads are already familiar with the title track but there are more real cool garage/psych tunes on this great LP as Lonely Man, Shine it on, A Change Is Gonna Come, Captain Hassel, Let Your Mind Run Free… + 9 bonus trax. Fourteen Or Fight… Dig!!!
Thunder Alley is American International car racing movie featuring 60’s teen idols Fabian and Anette. As on the most Sidewalk soundtracks here you got Davie Allan & the Arrows under the pseudonym The Sidewalk Sounds with couple of cool fuzzed-out instros ”Pete’s Orgy” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley”, which are the best trax on this soundtrack beside Eddie Beram’s ”Riot In Thunder Alley” and The Band Without A Name [later turned into The American Revolution] two garage tunes ”Time After Time” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley” [vocal version]. Also there are couple of songs by Anette. Say… Dig!
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”
“For the latter half of the ’60s, Davie Allan and the Arrows were the kings of teen exploitation film soundtracks, recording a score of them for A.I.P. and other independent studios. The core of that work revolved around Allan’s manic, buzz-saw fuzz guitar (typified by The Wild Angels’ “Blues’ Theme,” a national hit), which was to the ’60s biker genre what Morricone was to the spaghetti Western. This treasure trove of Allen’s decades-unavailable recordings for Mike Curb (his high school choir-mate turned producer and record-biz mini-mogul) mark the first time most of the collection’s 40 rare tracks have been anthologized for CD. Allen has long been one of instrumental rock’s most unsung heroes, a pioneer of nascent garage punk and tripped-out psychedelia who shrewdly informed the primitive crunch of Link Wray with a savory taste for Mancini’s melodicism, taking the unlikely, electric mélange on the often downright experimental flights of multitracked six-string aggression chronicled here. Culling single sides and album cuts, this collection charts the Arrows’ explosion from early, SoCal surf-rooted innocence into the wildly inventive sultans of the sonic psych-out that powered Devil’s Angels, Born Losers, Wild in the Streets, and the other cult ’60s soundtracks that form the bulk of this collection.” [Jerry McCulley]
“This music never fails to conjure up images of Hell’s Angels, or 60s exploitation flicks, and there is a reason to that. Most of this music was written for exploitation film soundtracks, primarilly those by Roger Corman. As good as those biker films are, the best part of them is by far the music.”
“Davie Allan & The Arrows recorded the most frenzied instrumentals the world has ever heard! Allan’s fuzzed-out guitar was an audio compass pointing towards freedom, sex, danger and violence, his trashy fretboard riffs exploding behind flickering celluloid images of cycle runs, biker fights, drug freakouts and rubber-burnin’ hot rods.”
As you should know by now, Davie Allan is a king of fuzzed-out psychedelic surf. This 40 trax comp. is a collecton of singles, soundtracks & albums cuts, great overview of Davie Allan & The Arrows 60’s work. They were one of the masters of instrumental rock next to Link Wray, Dick Dale or The Ventures. This is one of my favorite comps ever, A MUST for Surfadelic fans and others!
”I’ll surf around the world with every surfer girl from Newport to the shores of Lilla Bay…”
Oh yeah! Already have posted these super-fine surfin’ slabs on my old blog and here they come again. The Buddies were a studio project backed up by Davie Allan guitar, Jerry Naylor vocals and Mike Curb production, a try to cash-in on the hot rod/surf craze with songs about skiing, hot-rods, motorcycles and yeah, surfer girs! Cool mix of vocals and instros many of which you know from Davie Allan & The Arrows like “Sidewalk surfin’ Scene” [same as “The Unknown Rider” from “The Wild Angels” soundtrack lp], “Skateboard USA” [similar to “War Path”], ”The Cool One” [same as ”Beyond The Blue”] or ”The Rebel” backing track [actually ”The Rebel (Without A Cause)” instro from Apache’65 lp]. Go Go With The Buddies, enjoy!
Both on Tower Records, Capitol’s sub-label ‘notorious’ for 60’s biker flick soundtracks as “The Wild Angels”, “Devil’s Angels”, ”Angels From Hell” and other rockin’ teenage rebellion exploitation stuff as ”Riot On The Sunset Strip”, ”Wild In The Streets”, ”The Trip”, “Psych-Out”, “Mondo Hollywood”, “Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs”… Again we got Davie Allan & The Arrows ridin’ the fuzz on few trax like ”Hellcats” or ”The Angry Mob” and under the name The Sidewalk Sounds on tunes as ”The Loser’s Bar” and ”The Born Loser’s Theme”. There’s an interesting appearance of mysterious band Davy Jones & The Dolphins doin’ some garage pop tunes on The Hellcats lp. Duophonic vinyl rips. Dig!!!