THE PRIME MOVERS – Sins Of The Fourfathers [1989] + Live At The Town And Country Club ’89

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 ”The Prisoners split in 1986 after four albums and the sadly inevitable music-industry-induced agony, but the Day / Crockford partnership didn’t stay dormant for long. After a stint as drummer for the Mighty Caesars with Chatham’s very own Renaissance man Billy Childish, Graham Day was re-joined by his old partner in 1989, along with ex-Daggerman Wolf Howard on drums, and formed the Prime Movers. Allan and Wolf had been part of the original line-up of the James Taylor Quartet (formed after the Prisoners split), but were now free agents. The Prime Movers recorded the raw and unpolished ‘Sins of the Fourfathers’ as a three piece, and were soon joined by Fay Hallam (ex Makin’ Time) on organ.”
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‘Sins of the Fourfathers’ took only two days to record & mix, and consequently is almost live, hard-hitting and without compromise, incorporating years of hard slog around seedy nightclubs to the relative glamoure of the Hammersmith Palais and Edinburgh Playhouse”

 

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Graham Day’s The Prime Movers were a continuation of story that have started with The Prisoners, this time with more psychedelic influences. ‘Sins of the Fourfathers’ is a killer garage slab, maybe one of the best in Mr.Day’s arsenal [for my money one of the best in ’80s garage revival movement]. Merging of 60’s freakbeat/mod influences, Hendrix guitar style & wah wah pedal swirl with punk energy proved as a winning combination. All tunes are originals except the cover of Hendrix’s ”Freedom”. You’re gonna listen to this record 6 times a day, OK ?!?

 

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Live At The Town And Country Club [1989-07-23] is soundboard recording with real cool sound and participation of Fay Hallam on keys. Say… Dig !!!

 

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THE SURF TRIO – Almost Summer (1986) New Vinyl Rip!!!

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Almost perfect ’86 debut slab [on Voxx records] for these Portland, Oregon surf punkers. You should have know them from various garage/surf revival comps as Locked in to Surf, Takin’ Out the Trash, Mondo Drive-In, Hot Rods To Hell… I personally heard ’em first on a real cool Bomp rec. collection From L.A. With Love [posted on my old blog] with their Ramonesoid hit single Fun In The Summertime.

Their dynamic mix of 60’s inspired garage/surf revival instros & vocals and 70’s punk, influenced by such acts as Link Wray, The Ventures, Beach Boys & Ramones, will appeal to fans of The Barracudas, The Untamed Youth or early Boss Martians. Fav trax: She’s Too Good, Pete’s Mood [great instro], Monster Beach, Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye [cool 60’s cover], Fun In The Summertime and Yeah! Almost Summer.

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Now check this out! This is new found vinyl rip [not mine!] of this ’80s garage/surf revival classic already have been posted on Surfadelic. Don’t know why is so hard to find faultless, straight, correct rip of this great record, but for now this is the best you can meet on the web. Sound fixing & cleaning executed by mighty Mr.Eliminator himself in … visual sound Stereo. Dig !!!

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QUESTION MARK & THE MYSTERIANS – More Action

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Already have posted this on my old blog, so this is a re-post 🙂 ’99 comeback album for ? & The Mysterians and it’s great. Although most tunes are re-recordings of their classic 60’s stuff , they’re done in cool neo 60’s fashion [not with goofy ‘modern’ sound], so don’t worry. There are also great covers of Lyres [Don’t Give It Up Now], It’s All Meat [Feel It], Suicide [Cheree] and Stones [Satisfaction]. Don’t miss it. Dig !!!

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MYSTERY ACTION (Boss Martians) – Here’s To Another Year [2000]

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“Seattle’s Evan Foster just keeps getting BETTER as he goes. 5 BOSS MARTIANS albums down (with another on the way) and he finds time to start a 2nd band dedicated to the late 60’s to supplement all that early-60’s surf & hot rod stuff. WOW! I played this almost NON-STOP for a month after getting it! Hard-driving 60s-style ROCK & ROLL with tons of Hammond Organ work and even some horn sections tossed in for good measure make this an exciting package. And your eyes will be knocked out by the HOT electric PINK they used in the packaging. Anyone who digs Philly’s MONDO TOPLESS absolutely NEEDS a copy of this! A fab cover of the Sam Cooke song “Shake” rounds out a collection of powerful originals. DON’T wait! Get it NOW!”

Hey Hey! Yeah Yeah! A REAL COOL  but overlooked transition album for Boss Martians. Here they try new, harder rockin’ sound [which was later fully developed on ”Making The  Rounds” and ”The Set-Up”] influenced by 60’s Mod of Small Faces and 70’s power pop/punk sound of Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick, Ramones and MC5. Great stuff: Conspiracy, Trade Publication, He’ll Be Around [later re-recorded for ”The Set-Up”], Shake, Ten Years Time, Some Kids Will Riot, I Believe… Dig!!!

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Born Losers – Cycle Guitars [2012]

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More biker instro music this time from Barcelona, Spain. Debut slab by these Davie Allan & The Arrows worshipers, fans, admirers… Born Losers have manage to completely recreate the sound of Davie Allan 60’s fuzz instros like no one else. This lp sounds like some lost 60’s biker movie soundrack Davie never recorded. Let’s get fuzzed-up!

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!!! LYRES !!! [The Ultimate]

Listen up folks and listen well !!!  Here is a total re-up of this legendary Boston garage rock gang fronted by Mono Man [ex DMZ]. If you have no LYRES [which I doubt] you just ain’t livin’. Here you got all of their studio recordings including singles & EP’s, as well as LIVE stuff. They were No.1 80’s garage revival act and for sure a TOP TEN garage band of all times including 60’s. So ya no… This is pretty much A MUST! Don’t give it up now, Dig!!!

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[1981] AHS 1005
[1984] On Fyre (Expanded)
[1986] Lyres Lyres
[1988] A Promise Is A Promise
[1988] She Pays The Rent Live
[1992] Happy Now
[1994] Some Lyres
[1995] Shitkickers
[1995] The Early Years (Live 1979-83)
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The Surf Trio – Almost Summer [1986]

 Surf Trio Almost Summer

Almost perfect ’86 debut slab [on Voxx records] for these Portland, Oregon surf punkers. You should have know them from various garage/surf revival comps as Locked in to Surf, Takin’ Out the Trash, Mondo Drive-In, Hot Rods To Hell… I personally heard ’em first on a real cool Bomp rec. collection From L.A. With Love [posted on my old blog] with their Ramonesoid hit single Fun In The Summertime.

Their dynamic mix of 60’s inspired garage/surf revival instros & vocals and 70’s punk, influenced by such acts as Link Wray, The Ventures, Beach Boys & Ramones, will appeal to fans of The Barracudas, The Untamed Youth or early Boss Martians. Fav trax: She’s Too Good, Pete’s Mood [great instro], Monster Beach, Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye [cool 60’s cover], Fun In The Summertime and Yeah! Almost Summer.

[Special Thanx to Chad for vinyl rip!]

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LORDS OF GRAVITY – The Curse Of Icarus [2012]

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Lords Of Gravity are Australia’s Premier Garage-Punk outfit!!! Hailing from Melbourne Australia, the four-piece outfit deliver the finest example of 1960’s pop-punk and surf influenced rock’n’roll! Including members of The Stoneage Hearts, The Crusaders, Hands Of Time, The Finkers, The Seminal Rats, The Philisteins etc. The list is long!!! Wearing their influences proudly these guys sure deliver the goods from snarling Farfisa driven organ R&B grind to classic tones of 60’s power pop jangling from the strings of their Vox guitars. 
Rumble Skunk Records proudly presents their debut LP titled “The Curse Of Icarus”!!! This piece of wax comes in a limited edition of a couple hundred-vinyl copies (including a cool insert, with liner notes written by Per Bystrom – Aarght! Rec.), and soon to be a real classic of the garage punk genre!!! Overall, you’ll get the picture, and you’ll what you deserve: Lotsa cool fuzzed out Vox originals such as “Outcast”, “Lose My Mind”, “Where You Gonna Run”, “No Sunshine”, “Make Up Your Mind”, “Cheating Kind”, three incredible fuzz to the max dynamites like “Funnel Web”, “Pirate Lies” and “Honey”, a snotty number called “Danger Girl” (written by The Saucermen), a danceable-fuzzed-monster titled “Money”, plus fab 60’s Aussie covers of Master Apprentices’ “Poor Boy”, “Claudette Jones” (Peter And The Silhouettes), and The Atlantics’ garage-masterpiece “Come On”!!! A band and a record not to be missed!!! Be sure to pick up your copy and have fun!
Real COOL Fuzzed-Out OZ Garage Punk. A MUST! Dig!!!
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