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!!!

Lyres - AHS Lyres - On Fyre Lyres - Lyres Lyres - A Promise lyres- happy now... Lyres -  Someone Who'll Treat You Lyres - Some Lyres Lyres - Shitkickers Lyres Live Lyres - live

[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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THE BRISTOLS feat. FABIENNE DELSOL

“Attracted to the British music scene of the time, Fabienne moved to London in 1996, almost immediately joining the Bristols, a then studio project consisting of Liam Watson and Ed Deegan, two producer-engineers at Toerag Studios.

Fabienne had never really sung before but after Liam’s proposition for an audition and knowing that his taste in music was so perfectly matching hers, she was determined to give it a go. The first single ‘Questions I Can’t Answer’ was recorded in a couple of hours, the first vocal take being used on the record that came out the same year on a Damaged Goods 7”. The Bristols were by then willing to make the most of it and in order to play live and tour decided to form a full line up, including members of the Headcoats, Kaisers and Cee Bee Beaumont.

After two albums, a few singles and several tours of Europe, the Bristols came to an end when Fabienne was unable to find a suitable new bass player to replace the original one. Eager to carry on singing, Fabienne went solo, getting backing from various musicians but with no fixed line up.”

Whoa! Whatta post! More girl voiced rockin’ sounds in this REAL COOL 60’s influenced Garage-Pop project, Fabienne Delsol & Liam Watson’s garage supergroup featuring amongst it’s ranks Bruce Brand (Milkshakes/Headcoats) Owen Thomas (Graham Coxon Band/Cee Bee Beaumont) Parsley (The Adventures of Parsley/Dutronc/Dee Rangers).
Influenced by 60’s Garage/Freakbeat as well as Girl Groups, French Ye Ye Pop and stuff, THE BRISTOLS made perfect retro beat sounds for 21st century.
 
If you dig stuff like Delmonas ,April March or Ludella Black, well crafted 60’s garage pop rock with a bit of psychedelia, you mustn’t miss this ’cause… it’s even better. This is the best stuff I discovered lately. THIS IS A MUST!!!
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!!! THEE HEADCOATEES !!!

“Daughter Told Her Mommy, I Wanna Be A Headcoat Girl”
“Formed in 1991, in Kent, as a backing band for Billy Childish’s band The Headcoats, The Headcoatees soon began releasing material of their own. Featuring Holly Golightly, Ludella Black, Kyra LaRubia and Debbie Green, the all girl outfit were active throughout the 90’s, industriously releasing a plethora of albums and singles.”
Straight from [whose else but] the Billy Childish kitchen came thee best girl garage punk band in the world. Surfadelic is pleased to finaly give a treat to Thee Headcoatees LP discography. From their ’91. debut slab “Girlsville” to the real cool ’99 singles collection “The Sisters Of Suave”, you gotta dance, dance, dance to the raw beat of these legendary ”Headcoat” PUNK GIRLS!!!
Their sexy & funny treat of classic Headcoats tunes as well as covers of Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, 60’s garage/freakbeat, Sonics, Shadows Of Knight, Troggs, Beatles, Ramones, Undertones, Plastic Bertrand and stuff gonna have you on yer knees.
With one of the most ridiculous 45’s titles ”We Got 7 Inches, But We Wanted Twelve!” and cover of Billy’s tune turned into all-out, full blown fellatio anthem ”Cum Into My Mouth” you know, they’re more than just another girl group. Welcome to the Girlsville!
“Treat Yourself With Respect Be A Headcoat Girl”

Wildberry !!! SHAKE !!! All Night

!!! BEAT REVIVAL EXPLOSION !!!
Two of the most interesting beat revival groups in last 10 years. The Outta Sites from L.A. with members of Los Straitjackets [Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague and Pete Curry] sound like mid 60’s Garage/Beat attraction “British Invasion” style. Their 2013. debut slab features cool retro-beat originals and covers of “One Track Mind”, “Jezebel”, “Just A Litte Bit”, “What a Girl Can’t Do,”…
In the other corner are MerseyBeat gang from Norway, influenced by famous bands like THE SHADOWS, THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS, SHANE FENTON & THE FENTONES, BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS. This is their 2005 debut + some 7″ EP added for a good measure. If you adore THE KAISERS, THE RAPIERS and stuff, ya know… Dig!
!!! SHAKE Baby SHAKE !!!
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