“Gonna take a week off, Gonna go to Hell
Send ya a postcard, Hey I’m doin’ swell!
Wish you were here, Aloha from Hell…”
Hell yeah! This Surfadelic collection is dedicated to my favorite band and 30th anniversary of being ‘Cramped’. The story goes somethin’ like this: Way back in 1988. my then girlfriend gave me an audio casette of some new wave/punk comp. with Joy Division, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke and stuff, but baby… When “Human Fly” buzz blasted outta speakers I was knocked out & down. As a huge fan of horror, b movies and punk rock, I was won over by The CRAMPS and they soon became my fav band next to Ramones.
First lp I heard was “A Date With Elvis” with legendary killer tunes as ‘Can Your Pussy Do The Dog’, ‘What’s Inside A Girl’, ‘How Far Can Too Far Go’, ‘Aloha From Hell’… but the first album I owned was now a classic “Stay Sick!” ’89 lp. ‘God Damn Rock & Roll’, ‘Bikini Girls With Machine Guns’, ‘All Women Are Bad’, ‘The Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon’ were the hit tunes for the ‘New Cramped Generation’. This comp. gathers my favorite Cramps tunes from their more glamorous second [‘bass phase’] period from 1986. to 2003. and their final album “Fiends Of Dope Island”. I know you already have everything by The Cramps but hey… This is ‘Surfadelic Jungle’, alright! Let’s Get F*cked Up, Dig!!!
Two garage punk bands, two killer debut slabs. The Devil Dogs were a New York band influenced by 60’s garage rock and 70’s punk of Ramones, DMZ, The Dictators, New york Dolls… This is vinyl rip of their classic ’89 debut lp on Crypt records, a mix of great original tunes as Action, 354, C’mon Little Baby, Gimme That Girl, Brand New Chevy and fine covers of DMZ [Ball Me Out], The Dictators [Stay With Me], Ramones [Babysitter] or Thee Mighty Caesars [Suck The Dog, Pussywhipped].
The Swingin’ Neckbreakers from Trenton, New Jersey, are in the same vein with little more influences from the 60’s garage rock and 50’s r&b, trash and r’n’r and 70’s punk/power pop of The Real Kids, Flamin’ Groovies and 80’s garage revivalists as Lyres. They can best be described as kinda like a cross between The Sonics and Ramones! Their ’93 debut “Live For Buzz” on Telstar records opens with great garage punk stomper “You” followed up with cool covers of Lord Luther’s ’59 r&b “Thinkin’ Man’s Girl” and garage legends The Squires “Same All Over The World”. Other cool tunes are originals “Take Your Life”, “Little Pink Medicine” and “I Live For Buzz” and killer covers of The Kinks “I Took My Baby Home”, Tony Sheridan “Shake It Some More” and The Sonics “Boss Hoss”. I already have posted these slabs before on my old blog but hey!… This is A MUST!
”Thee Headcoats Sect, a creature with the body of a beast and the hat of a gentleman.”
Already have posted these two slabs, my favorites from 90s garage punk revival and here they are again. Logical & natural, almighty colaboration between the Downliners Sect and their ‘modern days’ garage punk counterparts Thee Headcoats must be a ‘dreams come true’ event for fans of raw r&b/punk sound. And it is!
’96 Lp “Deerstalking Men” is a perfect junction of 60’s The Sonics/Downliners Sect garage rock sound and Thee Headcoats raw punk rumble with faithful remakes of classics as Strychnine, The Witch, Baby What’s Wrong, Why Don’t You Smile Now and probably best versions of some old Billy Chilish/Headcoats/Mighty Caesars tunes like My Dear Watson, Troubled Times, Cowboys Are Square, Lie Detector, I’m A Gamekeeper. Second album “Ready Sect Go!” is kinda spectacular tribute to R&B classics as Howlin’ Wolf, Slim Harpo, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters… a must for garage blues aficionados and others. ‘Elementary my dear Watson’, Dig!!!
”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!!!