Huevos Rancheros were 90’s Canadian surfin’/garage punk band that played an instrumental blend of rockabilly, surf, grunge and punk music. They recorded four Lp’s and bunch of 45’s I’ve already posted on my old blog. This Surfadelic collection is kinda “Best Of” I made for your and mine listening pleasure. 30 trax of killer instro garage punk action. Cool originals and great covers of Link Wray, Dick Dale, Davie Allan & The Arrows, The Ventures… Say what? HAPPY NEW YEAR & Do the Dig!!!
“Four Craig Leon-produced tracks released on BOMP which is the parent company of Voxx and five demo tapes that were recorded on four-track comprise this excellent collection. “When I Get Off” was the number two Garage Record of the Year in 1978 in Boston’s Real Paper, and it is a psychedelic masterpiece. The dueling guitars, slashing riff, and great Corraccio bass complement Mono Mann aka Jeff Connolly’s blitzkrieg vocals. Here is a slice of pyschedlia that is the fans outdoing the bands they idolize. Also, as with Willie Alexander’s demos, it seems Craig Leon did a much better job on smaller budgets. The lyrics are sexist, but fun in “Barracuda” — definitely not the Heart song — “Lift up Your Hood,” and the aforementioned “When I Get Off.” There is also a cool cover of Roky Erickson’s “You’re Gonna Miss Me” and a fantastic album jacket of the band photographed at what looks like the Rat nightclub inside a red background covered in barbed wire fence.” [AllMusic Review by Joe Viglione]
You could hear this legendary garage punk band on Surfadelic comps I put recently and here is Mr.Eliminator 360 sound vinyl rip of this classic 9 trax Bomp records comp of 1977. EP + 5 Demos. I already have posted CD version but you should try vinyl alright! This is kick ass stuff, don’t miss it!
Here are more of ”modern” garage bands covering 60’s punk hits. This time we have The Pandoras, A-Bones, Nomads, Dead Moon, Teengenerate, The Morlocks, Reigning Sound, The Mummies, Blacktop, Bomboras, Lords of The New Church, Trashwomen and other well known acts. Again’ there are many covers of Northwest 60’s punk legends The Sonics like The Witch, Cinderella, I’m Going Home, Maintaining My Cool or I’m A Rolling Stone. Well, people just loved ’em. As you already feel, this is one of those mutha*uckin’ killer volumes that shouldn’t be missed alright! They wanna be 60’s punkers too, Dig!!!
Some of you ask for more volumes of “modern” garage punk groups doin’ covers of 60’s punk hits, so here we go with another Surfadelic comp. This time it’s mostly garage rock revival scene from 80’s/90’s/2000’s with some well known acts as Lyres, Fuzztones, Chestefield Kings, Plan 9, The Vipers, Thee Headcoats, The Gories, Boss Martians, Untamed Youth, Swingin’ Neckbreakers, The Satelitter, The Creeps, Surf Trio, The Cramps, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns… Some of them wanna be 60’s punks for sure. … You blow my mind but it’s alright, Dig!!!
This Surfadelic compilation is dedicated to 70’s & 80’s punk and new wave bands those who dared to cover some of their 60’s heroes like The Sonics, The Seeds, the Standells, The Wailers, The Kingsmen, The Music Machine, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Chocolate Watchband, The Shadows of Knight, The Doors…
As you know many 70’s punkers were fans of 60’s mod & garage rock bands. Boston garage punkers DMZ were one of the first to dig into 60’s punk legacy. Wayne County of The Electric Chairs is a big fan of sixties garage bands, Nuggets and stuff and made maybe the definitive version of The Electric Prunes ’67 classic “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night”. The Cramps create their whole style and career around the covers of 50’s & 60’s r-billy, trash and garage loosers. Some bands like UK The Inmates, a pub rockers which were not expected to dig US garage rock but did just that with cool cover of The Standells hit “Dirty Water”. You’re already familiar with Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin silky cover of the Seeds “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine”. NY proto-punkers The Dictators covered “California Sun” well before their neighbors the Ramones. Bebe Buell [ya know Bebe?] sings “My Little Red Book” anyone cares? There’s an really cool cover of “I Never Loved Her” [originaly by The Starfires from Pebbles 8] by The Vogue, little known new wave group from Vienna. Todd Clark Group did a great job with Paul Revere & The Raiders hit “Hungry”. Also you can hear Hollywood Brats doin’ The Kinks’ “I Need You”, The Undertones cover of CWB classic “Let’s Talk About Girls”, Pagans with “Little Black Egg” etc. The most recent cover is from 1990. by my fav garage punkers The Devil Dogs doin’ great cover of The Shadows of Knight classic “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”. 26 trax of supercool garage-punk-new wave action Surfadelic style! Enjoy!
“I been high and I been low
And I don’t know where to go…”
Attention all ya rockin’ kids!!! This is killer promo live LP issued in 1989. on Epic records. The Godfathers were at full speed on US tour promoting their 3rd album, so they came to Austin, Texas for a show where this live recordings were made. Don’t know how I missed this slab before but here it is now – GREAT sounding 9 trax vinyl rip of Godfathers killer live action. It’s short baby but it’s sweet. Say… Dig!!!
“I cut myself but I don’t bleed
‘Cause I don’t get what I need
Doesn’t matter what I say
Tomorrow’s still another day.”
This is one of my favorite compilation lp’s I bought in the early 90’s. It’s a collection of singles issued by famous BOMP records in 70’s & 80’s featuring classic Power Pop & Punk acts as Plimsouls, 20-20, Flamin’ Groovies, Shoes, Surf Trio, Barracudas, Stiv Bators, Jeff Dahl, DMZ, Sky Saxon & SS-20, Zeros and Iggy & The Stooges. The concept is: first side power pop, the other side – garage punk, just simple as that and pressed on blue translucent vinyl. Already have posted it on my old blog and here it comes again. Some KILLER STUFF indeed. Dig!!!
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“Have some gritty rock chop with your pop!”
Two of the very best garage punk albums from the beginning of 21st century. On their 5th and 6th Lp [2002/03], North-West surfers change their style to a harder rockin’ power pop sound influenced by the 60’s acts as Small Faces, The Who, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Sonics and 70’s bands like Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello or Ramones. Non stop guitars/organ driven rockin’ action with tunes like She Moves Me, Making The Rounds, Dreaming In Stereo, My Love Ain’t Free, Every Girl In Town or r’n’r radio hits as I Am Your Radio, Kill My Telephone, I Wanna Be Your Addiction, He’ll Be Around from “The Set-Up” lp. Already have posted this stuff before but hey… This is A MUST !!!
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… And when ya think you know it all you’re dead wrong baby.
Here’s somethin’ you couldn’t even dream of. Grrrreeat sounding bootleg of unreleased ’82 live show from Clutch Cargo’s Detroit, featuring Terry Graham of The Gun Club on drums. The Cramps are on top of their game with psychotic interplanetary perfomance of infamous garage punk-a-billy underground hits as New Kind Of Kick, Goo Goo Muck, Potentate Of Love, You Got Good Taste, Five Years Ahead Of My Time, Zombie Dance, Mystery Plane, Sunglasses After Dark, Garbage Man, The Way I Walk… 18 trax of de Lux extravaganza. Hey baby say… Dig!!!
”I got somethin’ to say to you and you better listen
I’m’a tell ya how to be cool in one easy lesson…”
[Special thanx to JP STOOGES for this supercool vinyl rip!!!]
My favorite Andre W, slab
R.I.P. Mr. Rhythm
”I don’t care who you are,
Cause I’m the man with a star on the car!
Bad mother fu*cker!”