Billy Childish & The Headcoats 5th or 6th album from 1990.[there are so many ya know] and probably their best, one of those classic garage revival lps, my favorite. First time when I heard this stuff I thought it’s from 60’s or some other dimension. Raw garage rock action in The Kinks, Sonics, Downliners Sect style with “Mantrap”, “No Way Out”, “Reindeer Are Wild”, “Headcoat Man”, hit tune “Girl Of Matches”, “Pokerhuntus Was Her Name” [with Thee Headcoatees!], “We’re Gone”… Cover art by Daniel Claws. It’s 30th anniversary already! And remember, Don’t play with matches, dig!!!
“Burn… I’m gonna burn you… you don’t live long child… you gotta learn!”
Here are more of ”modern” garage bands covering 60’s punk hits. This time we have The Pandoras, A-Bones, Nomads, Dead Moon, Teengenerate, The Morlocks, Reigning Sound, The Mummies, Blacktop, Bomboras, Lords of The New Church, Trashwomen and other well known acts. Again’ there are many covers of Northwest 60’s punk legends The Sonics like The Witch, Cinderella, I’m Going Home, Maintaining My Cool or I’m A Rolling Stone. Well, people just loved ’em. As you already feel, this is one of those mutha*uckin’ killer volumes that shouldn’t be missed alright! They wanna be 60’s punkers too, Dig!!!
Some of you ask for more volumes of “modern” garage punk groups doin’ covers of 60’s punk hits, so here we go with another Surfadelic comp. This time it’s mostly garage rock revival scene from 80’s/90’s/2000’s with some well known acts as Lyres, Fuzztones, Chestefield Kings, Plan 9, The Vipers, Thee Headcoats, The Gories, Boss Martians, Untamed Youth, Swingin’ Neckbreakers, The Satelitter, The Creeps, Surf Trio, The Cramps, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns… Some of them wanna be 60’s punks for sure. … You blow my mind but it’s alright, Dig!!!
“These Oregon devils truly smoke like hellfire.”
”Taking their name from the 1960s B-movie Satan’s Sadists, Portland, Oregon’s Satan’s Pilgrims’ spirited blend of retro-surf and foot-stomping garage rock evokes the raw power and instrumental prowess of the Ventures, the Sonics, the Wailers, and the Kingsmen — it also draws from horror movies, Joe Meek productions, and the British Invasion. Like contemporaries and labelmates the Fathoms and Space Cossacks, the band caught the resurgent early-’90s surf rock wave brought forth by the arrival of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, which reintroduced the world to Dick Dale’s “Misirlou,” and rode it to nominal commercial success via essential outings like Around the World with Satan’s Pilgrims (1997) and their eponymous fifth studio long-player (1999). The group disbanded in 2000, but reconvened for a series of shows in 2005.” [AllMusic]
”In this collection included are songs from some of their singles, compilations, and live recordings, but most exciting to their fans, is the inclusion of previously unreleased tracks from the archives, and songs from local Portland cassettes, including their very first release-a six song cassette originally put out by a then new upstart label in Portland called Cavity Search Records.”
Two of the most famous 80’s garage revival bands in the battle of the garages. Mono Man vs Rudi Protrudi EPs fight. ”Someone Who’ll Treat You Right Now” is Lyres 4 trax ’85 EP on New Rose records with three great originals and cool cover of The Pete Best Combo ”(I’ll Try) Anyway”. ”Bad News” is ’86 a remake of The Fuzztones debut single plus three cover trax, two of which have landed on classic ”Lysergic Emanations” album. I know ya know but anyways… Check this out!
”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 Cybermen was a garage beat band from the Shropshire, England, [not to be confused with US or Finnish Cybermen]. They were influenced by raw revival-beat sound of MEDWAY SCENE and groups like The Prisoners and The Milkshakes. Their albums Borderbeat (1995) and Strange & Cruel (1997) as well as singles were recorded at legendary Toe-Rag Studios, London [analogue based recording studio, recordings for The Kaisers, The Kravin’ A’s, The Masonics, Holly Golightly, Thee Headcoats…]. Now you know what to expect or… you don’t. Anyways… Dig the Fuzz!!!
”Garage revival band from Cincinnati, Ohio. It sounds vaguely like the late 60s, but the tunes on THE CYBERMEN are really from 1988-90. I might just call it bubblegum-pop if it didn’t GROWL at you so loudly, with a power that puts them firmly in garage-rock territory. The closest thing their sound reminds me of is either early work by The Raiders or the current sound of Mondo Topless. This CD-EP collects all 5 songs from a pair of 7″ vinyl releases (both of which I had before getting this) as well as an additional, previously-unreleased track, the eerie, unearthly “Six Million Light Years Down”.
The Kaisers were garage beat band from Edinburgh, Scotland. From 1993 to 2002 they recorded wyld bunch o’ garage/beat lps and singles for No Hit Records, Spinout, Norton, Get Hip, etc. Their style are similar to those of Billy Childish gang The Milkshakes raw 60’s influenced rockin’ beat. During their career The Kaisers recorded several instrumentals, on singles and couple on almost every album. This here is Surfadelic collection of their instros with style ranged from Link Wray inluenced raw hoot to twangin’ Joe Meek production kinda 60s recordings. Short but sweet. Let’s Stomp!!!
”The Bevis Frond’s third album — like the previous two, essentially a solo affair — finds Nick Saloman again exploring things his way, recording what he likes how he darn well likes it. The recording quality is audibly cleaner even only two official albums on from his debut with Miasma, but he loses nothing of his own individual approach to making the music. Some of his brightest, best hooks appear here — it’s no stretch to say that Roger McGuinn and company could have happily placed their own stamp on “Lights Are Changing,” and Saloman delivers both music and lyrics with a warm, delightful air. Other comparatively calm but no less fascinating cuts include “Old Man Blank” and the (self-)conversational descending chime of “Hurt Goes On.” The opening “Into the Cryptic Mist” is actually one of his most interesting, individual pieces, with a lovely central guitar part at the core, changing slightly as it goes while he adds everything from extra electric filigrees to keyboard solos over it. It’s a good demonstration of his skills when not at full overdrive, though he does conclude the piece with one of his more expected nuclear-strength workouts. The second side, meanwhile, contains one of his monsters — “Tangerine Infringement Beak,” a nearly 20-minute-long number. A multi-part song that covers everything from expected full Frond fun to way cool keyboard solos over minimal grooves and back to chiming bells along with the feedback and more, it’s a worthy treat. There’s one delightful diversion early on — “Debbie’s New Song for Drums,” which consists of the young person mentioned in the title having a quick little bash on things. It’s a fun, unself-conscious move from someone comfortable in what he does and doesn’t worry about always having to seem cool — a very good sign.” [Ned Raggett]
Distorted acid guitar neo-psych masterpiece from the king of DIY bedroom recordings. Heavily influenced by the likes of Byrds, Floyd, Hawkwind… Surfadelic vinyl rip reposted by kind request. Get into ”Gemini Machine”, Dig!!!