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]
More of these NY cats wyld garage punk stuff in this killer collection of singles issued on Wicked Singles Records in 2006/7, Party Down, Winks & Blue Eyeshadow, Free Love and The Party Bag. ”It’a soul trash rock’n’roll deathbeam full of nitty-gritty dirty soul and proto-punk rock”. As my friend Garner said, they have that Detroit vibe alongside NY back alley feel. They’re dangerous, sexy and yeah… wicked !!! 13 furious trax all under 2 minutes. Dig!!!
Garage punk band from Brooklyn, NY, influenced by The Sonics, Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls, delivers frantic soulful rock’n’roll in the vein of The Gories, Oblivians, BellRays or The Dirtbombs. This is their debut slab. Taste the Ghetto Luv, Dig !!!
”For the dirty boys in the parking lot! This is no new sympathy records girlie cover music, this is pure ghetto trash! Wrecked rock ‘n’ roll that will win your cheap scenester soul in no time.”
”More mean rhythm, backbeat and style than a whole motorcycle gang, it’s been described as a kind of “DIRTBOMBS gone wild“ or “beer soaked inspired australian rock blasts inflected with dirty Detroit soul.“
“The three-piece half woman/half devil falls over the fourth dimension, like an English band from the 70s messing around with the Blues Explosion and MC5.” —ROLLING STONE (FRANCE)
“This band is a veritable army of rock’n roll ninja-drinking brown lickah, telling you the whole time that you don’t party nearly enough.” —HORIZONTAL ACTION (USA)
“CRAZY! Most-wild, mighty-swingin’ fuxx-guit-driven 3-piece blastin’ out a Crime-meets-Oblivians scree!” —Tim Warren, CRYPT RECORDS (USA)
“If the Bellrays are the female-fronted answer to the MC5, then think of the GHETTO WAYS as the Stooges. Jenna delivers the perfect mix of sex and soul…” —CARBON 14 (USA)”
“60s soul-encrusted Stoogeisms.” —RAZORCAKE (USA)”
The Black And Whites were created as a home recording project by Talbot Adams in New Orleans, LA in the late 1990’s. The project flourished as a band in Oxford, MS in the Mid 2000’s. They play Ramones/Devil Dogs, 70s/90s influenced garage-pop-punk with passion and energy. After three excellent 45s they released their sole Lp on Douchemaster Records. Fun tunes ’bout good girls, bad girls, multiple girls, bad expectations, broken hearts… Some said it was one of the best record to come out in 2008. Here you got it + 4 bonus singles trax. In Black & White, Dig!!!