”Thee Headcoats was a band formed in Chatham, Kent, England in 1989, that was well known for its garage rock sound, explicitly sticking to this style on almost all of their albums. The band’s signature sound as well as their prolific writing has been attributed to Billy Childish’s love of simple, direct recording. The band has been on multiple labels including Billy’s own Hangman Records, Damaged Goods, Sub Pop and Crypt records. The band was composed of Billy Childish (guitar and vocals), Bruce Brand (drums and backing vocals), and Johnny Johnson (bass). The band is the most prolific of Childish’s many musical projects so far, releasing 14 full-length albums.” [wiki]
This is 2nd lp by Thee Headcoats. Raw R&B inluenced garage punk, mix of rumblin’ originals Round Every Corner, The Killing Hold, I’m A Headcoat Baby, Alone, My 7th Girl Eve, Going Outside My Head… and covers of The Seeds [No Escape], Chuck Berry [Our Little Rendezvous, Jaguar And Thunderbird] and Link Wray [Branded]. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic, Dig!!!
”I’m a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I’m a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb…”
”Raw Power outtakes. Contains previously unreleased tracks, mixes and takes. The recording session these outtakes come from is disputed.
Multiple conspiracy theories exist as to who, where and why this bootleg was generated.”
Whoa kiddos! This is probably the best set of ”Raw Power” mixes & outtakes I heard lately. Released in 2013. on limited edition vinyl with perfect sound quality and Spanish titles, has cool mixes of Search And Destroy (Busque Y Destruyase), Gimme Danger (Gimme Peligro), Penetracion, Raw Power (Potencia En Bruto), Death Trip (Muerte Viaje), some instro versions and one rare cut Doojiman (Hombre De Negro). Must have for fans and other punks. Dig!!!
[Special thanx to jpstooges for vinyl rip!]
”Look out honey, ’cause I’m using technology
Ain’t got time to make no apology…”
A re-post of this killer lo-fi/no-fi garage punk rock from Tokyo, Japan. This is Guitar Wolf‘s 6th lp and probably the best one. Their style is heavily influenced by Johnny Thunders, Link Wray, MC5, Stooges… You could see ’em in a cult garage punk movie “Sore Losers” performing ”Invader Ace” and ”All Through The Night Buttobase!!”. Among earpiercing originals you got covers of Leather Boy, Teengenerate, Link Wray and Rolling Stones. They live and die for ”lock’n’lol”. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic, 掘る!
Garage punk band from Tacoma, Washington, formed in 1983. From 1987. to 2003. they released five albums and bunch of singles on different independent labels. Their style is heavily influenced by The Cramps and acts like Link Wray or The Sonics. Girl Trouble is one of my fav garage punkers from 90’s next to Swingin’ Neckbreakers, Boss Martians, Devil Dogs, The Gories, or Blues Explosion! Although I’ve already posted their whole catalogue, I think they deserve a special Surfadelic tribute. This is kinda best of collection, a selection of favorite trax from their LPs and singles. If you ain’t familiar with GP this comp will be a fine introduction. Check out some fav tunes down there ‘n’ Dig!!!
From Detroit, Michigan, Mick Collins next garage “project” after The Gories. Now they added bass but don’t worry, it’s raw and evil garage blues punk simmilar to Gories. Killer stuff as Tornado Love, I Think It’s Going To Rain, Mojo Kitty, Blazing Streets, great covers of Cpt.Beefheart’s ”Here I Am, I Always Am”, Sonny & Jaycee ”Keep Doggin’ Me”, ”44 Blues”, Amos Milburn ”Let Me Go Home Whiskey”, instro ”Bahia”. This lp was issued on Australian Au Go Go label and it’s bit different than ”I Got A Baaad Feelin’ About This” on In The Red, with some different trax and cover. Anyways, this one is my fav so ya gotta dig it alright!. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Let Me Go Home Whiskey, Dig!!!
”Scream Baby,… Scream”
Welcome to the ”Garage pit of horror” featuring two of the best Crypt rec. garage punk gangs in a raw lo-fi battle. The Beguiled from California with their 4 trax ’93. ”Black Gloves”EP, a satanic rippin’ garage rock ritual predecessor to their legendary ’94 evil masterpiece ”Blue Dirge”, with slightly more twisted versions than on album. It’s a brutal reverb mix of Stooges, Link Wray and 60’s garage influences.
On the other side is pretty well known Mick Collins cult garage/blues punk gang with couple of their ’92 singles with non Lp tunes. Primal sound of simple drums, no bass, twin guits driven garage screech. Great tribalistic treat of ”Idol With The Golden Head” and trax from ‘Back From The Grave’, ”To Find Out” [Keggs] and ”Makin’ Love” [The Sloths].
Baby say… Dig!!!
”Thee Mighty Caesars – punk raconteur Billy Childish’s interim band between the retro-revivalism of the Milkshakes and his ultimate rock & roll expression in Thee Headcoats — were the ideal bridge between the Shakes’ stylish, loyal Merseybeat revivalism and the fully-functioning threadbare punk-rock cathartic songwriting Childish began wielding like a rusty knife once Thee Headcoats had formed. Even though the aesthetic trappings were the most ridiculous of any of Childish’s outfits (the band was pictured and, presumably, performed in togas with leaf wreathes donning their noggins) Thee Caesars allowed him a forum for making a transition between rocker and artist. English Punk Rock Explosion!, a greatest hits compilation, was the only Mighty Caesars album to capture the full scope of this rock & roll culture collision. From brutal guitar instrumentals such as “Death of a Mighty Caesar,” with it’s tribal beat and percussive guitar, to the first recording of the nihilist, venom-spewing anthem “You Make Me Die,” English Punk Rock Explosion! is an unrelenting parade of melodic-yet-raw diamonds in the rough. While this may have been Childish’s least prolific and shortest-lived band, this is a crucial document of DIY punk’s (ancient?) history. Full of all the hubris of youth and tempered by the wisdom of a jaded experience, Thee Mighty Caesars were a force with which to be reckoned.” [Chris Handyside]
Issued in 1988. this lp is kinda like a “Best Of” part 1 [part 2 is ”Surely They Were The Sons Of God”]. Raw lo-fi garage punk action with Downliners Sect 60’s r&b/garage influences. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Et tu, Brute? Dig!!!
Yeah you’re right. This ain’t UK indie pop band but Cleveland, Ohio garage punk gang and their ’84. debut slab on Voxx records. You could hear ’em on ”The Roots Of Powerpop’,’ ”Experiments in Destiny” and ”Battle of the Garages”. Their sole Lp with cover art from an episode of “Twilight Zone” is kinda strange mix of surfin’ garage-punk with touches of new wave/Joy Division kink. Interesting stuff indeed. Vinyl rip is a courtesy of the Days of Broken Arrows blog. Package comes with singles bonus trax. Dig!!!
Here’s their 2nd Lp issued on New Rose + ’84 debut 7″. More ”Truck Stop Cow Punk-Rockabilly-Rhythm & Booze Rockers”. Mighty fine highway garage-billy originals and covers of Kip Tyler’s ”She’s My Witch”, Dale Hawkins “Little Pig” and The Stooges “1969”. Enjoy these predecessors to Girl Trouble and Deadbolt. You gotta respect the ”Rules Of The Road”. Don’t miss this, Dig!!!
[Special thanx to Mark for this Lp & 45]
”Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in”
My oh my! When I thought I knew everything ’bout 80’s US underground rockin’ scene somethin’ jumps out of nowhere. Formed in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA. in 1983. these bluesy highway garage-billy cats never hit the big time and quits after only two records. Their sound can be best described as similar to those of The Cramps, Girl Trouble or Deadbolt. As my friend Garner said ”Truck Stop Cow Punk-Rockabilly-Rhythm & Booze Rockers”. Well you got the picture. This here is a vinyl rip of their ’85 debut lp ”Last Dance Before Highway” + 6 cuts from ’87 ”Magic Fingers And Hourly Rates”. Check out some favs down there ‘n’ Dig!!!
[Special thanx to Garner from HiOctane Revival]