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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GREASED BUCKSKIN BELTERS [Rare 70’s Garage/Hard Rock]

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’14 HIGH OCTANE AND FRENZIED TALES OF BOOZED UP HICKS, CHICKS, DROP OUTS AND SKUNKS SYPHONED FROM VARIOUS NORTH AMERICAN OIL DUMPS OF ILL-REPUTE’ – Belter Records (known from the ‘Bonehead Crunchers’ and ‘Ultimate Bonehead’ series) has been rampaging obscure nooks and crannies of North America to uncover a selection of frenetic screamers and high velocity tales of hellraising and beer swilling with fast driving stoners trying to catch even faster moving girls. If you can imagine a rockabilly outgrowth updated through a grinder operated by Keith Richards and Rob Tyner, you have an idea of what to expect. This LP merges rock’n’roll, late garage and budding proto punk in an endless orgy of high energy stupidity. The contents are mainly from the late ’60s and early ’70s, so if you like Flamingo- era Groovies or ever wanted to hear a more rural MC5, this one is for you!

Huh! Here are more greased boneheads fer ya muleskinner rockers. Ripped from the limited vinyl by Mr.Eliminator. Fav tunes: Don’t Munkey With The Funky Skunky [you’ll be sorry if you do] 🙂 Teenage Frustration, Race Car Lady, The Jax Are Back alright, Dig!!!

 
SIDE 1:
1. Dry Ice – Don’t Munkey With The Funky Skunky
2. Bros – Red Headed Woman
3. Desert Fox – High School Rock And Roll
4. The Jets – Queen Of The Ballroom
5. The Seals – Hold Me
6. The Little Youngers – Southern Wind
7. Midwest – Heaviness
SIDE 2:
1. Homegrown – Loaded
2. Clinton – Midnight In New York
3. Moses – Watcha Gonna Do Now
4. Black Leather Touch – Teenage Frustration
5. Red Mountain Ash – Race Car Lady
6. Kenny Oller – Rock With Your Woman
7. The Jax – The Jax Are Back

 

PRETTY – ‘Mustache In Your Face’ Ep [’69 Garage/Psych]

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“Recorded in an actual cave in western Missouri, the quartet formerly known as the Fabulous Four emerged from the depths in 1969 with an album’s worth of wasted psychedelia. Helmed by the Electric Prunes’ Michael Quint, the session produced one promo-only 45, bearing the truly un-pretty Squeakie label—a madman’s face in red-on-white, howling out of the spindle hole. The songs blend backwards guitar lines, Flamenco runs, triple-tracked vocals, heavy distortion, handclaps, key vamps, a Stones rip, and extremely absurd lyrical content.”

Fuuzzzzz… oh YEAH! Killer 4 trax double 7″ of fuzzed out garage/psych dementia by this Kansas City club band will fry your brain as a handful of LSD. Welcome to the world of fuzz & acid,  Take It!

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THE GURUS – Are Hear! [US 60’s Garage]

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The Gurus Are Hear! was actually advertised in Billboard and Cashbox in 1967, but the album was canceled only a few weeks before its projected release. More than 35 years later, it finally emerged as this Sundazed CD, augmented naturally by five bonus cuts. So is it just as mysterious and exotic as psychedelic collectors suspected? Not exactly, but it’s a pretty interesting if slightly contrived and kitschy hybrid of psychedelic rock and Middle Eastern music. As it turns out, the best of their demented anguished-psychedelia-in-a-falafel-restaurant-bellydancing-room had already been issued on their two singles (both sides of which are included on the album). From those 45s, “Come Girl,” “Blue Snow Night,” and “Everybody’s Got to Be Alone Sometime” are genuinely fine and rather ahead-of-their-time songs. Singer John Lieto howls like a pained cantor while the band plays psychedelia fit for a harem, with oud trills, raga-rock electric guitar, bent notes, and tortured minor keys aplenty, though not bereft of some garage rock energy and hooks. The other songs aren’t quite up to that level, aren’t terribly varied, and are sometimes quite a bit more pop-oriented and normal-sounding, with “Contact” penned by the Bonner-Gordon team of “Happy Together” fame. But not all of those extra cuts are unmemorable, the band totally overhauling “Louie Louie” into a dervish-swirling dance that must rank as one of the weirdest covers of this covered-to-death song. And you’ve gotta love a song (“Shaker Life”) with the line “Come life eternal, shake it out of me, all that is carnal,” set to a tune and beat like “Twist and Shout” gone to temple. The less essential bonus tracks include another Bonner-Gordon tune, “They All Got Carried Away,” and alternate versions (one of them wholly instrumental) of four songs from the album. [AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberge]

”This cd basically rocks from start to finish but there are a couple of throwaways. The ones that aren’t strong are the more polished mainstream pop efforts which don’t bare much of a resemblance to their sound. But otherwise this band had a very innovative and interesting early psychedelic sound, which occasionally reminds me of The Music Machine. Their sound is characterized by banging bongos, fuzzed out guitar solos, Yelping vocals, strange middle-eastern instruments, and a hypnotizing overall vibe. THis is a nice breath of fresh air for all you garage/psych heads that have already bought everything else from 66-69. enjoy!” [Amazon Customer Reviews]

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SOUL, INC. [US 60’s Garage]

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”The Louisville, Kentucky band which released 7 great 45s between 1966-1969 which just ring out with great fuzz guitar, Hammond Organ, Mellotrons, and hard-driving vocals. 20 tracks including unreleased material and a great Psychedelic sampler track from their later incarnation The Elysian Field. They take a tour named ”caravan of stars tour” with The Byrds, We Five, Paul Revere & The Raiders and Bo Diddly.”

”Soul. Inc, although displaying a magnitude of soul influences, diverged into practically every other mid-60s genre. Their name was not entirely apt! The 20 featured tracks trace the Louisville band’s musical journey from 1965 until ’69 via a number of 45s released on local labels, alternate takes and previously unreleased songs. “Stronger Than Dirt” (later covered by fellow garage bands the Daybreakers and Us Four) is a fuzz laden tune, with a soul tinged verse, a wild solo, pounding drums and a comical lyric, apparently inspired by an Ajax advert from the TV. Danceable 60s garage punk just doesn’t come any better! A few months later when the Byrds startled every young band with “Eight Miles High” Soul Inc’s reaction was to write “60 Miles High” on which they nearly managed to achieve the psychedelic zest of the Byrds. “UFO” which is so influenced by Dylan that it might as well be fellow imitators Mouse & The Traps, is another excellent example of garage band parody. The magnificent moog segment is uncannily like the whacky sounds on the Osmond’s hit “Crazy Horses”. Soul Inc an influence on the Osmonds? Maybe! Finally, the later proto-punk number “I Hate You” blends hard rock fret abuse with nihilistic singing. By the end of the decade the soul influence had completely gone.” [Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills]

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Ultimate Bonehead! vol.3&4

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Yeah right, you’re not hallucinate, your wildest, wettest dream is commin’ true. Here are more Boneheads for yer ever hungry hard rockin’ soul. They just keep gettin’ better and better. Brutalising heavy garage proto-punk fever across USA ’69-76. Ripped from very limited [only 300] vinyl just fer ya. It’s Ultimate, Dig!!!

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Ultimate Bonehead vol.1&2 [USA Biker Hard-Rock Garage 1969-76]

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Hot Damn! Here are more REAL COOL garage-biker-hard-rockin’ boogie fuzzed-up loosers, in the same vein as ”Bonehead Crunchers”. Prepare yourself for more rare late 60’s/mid 70’s fuzz-munchin’, teeth-gnashing workouts from USA. If you dig stuff like Ron Asheton’s New Order, MC 5 or Blue Cheer, this is fer ya. Ripped from very limited vinyl elpees. Hard & Heavy, get down ‘n’ Dig!!!

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Bonehead Crunchers Vol.1-5 [Garage, Proto-Punk, Glam Obscurities 1969-75]

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Fuzzed-out proto-punk madness across US, UK, Eu & Australia from late 60’s to mid 70’s. Here you gotta deal with some real obcure acts doin’ kinda anarcho-hard rock, mindless boogie, glam, proto-metal & garage shit you maybe don’t wanna know but you will. Lotsa interesting & rare stuff for you to dig. It’s a ”Big Boobs Boogie” goin’ on !

Bonehead Crunchers Vol.1 (USA)
Bonehead Crunchers Vol.2 (USA)
Bonehead Crunchers Vol.3 (UK)
Bonehead Crunchers Vol.4 (Euro)
Bonehead Crunchers Vol.5 (Aus)

Last Of The G.P.U. 3&4

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Holly shit! They just keep comin’. Here are more snotty 60’s garage loosers for your bleeding heavy metal earholes. Raw, stupid and fucked up 60’s punkers just as you like ’em. Volume 3 is by far my favorite part of this pretty solid series. Bloody ace & smokin’ garage stuff: Young Strangers – She’s Gone, Rogues – Opportunity, Fathoms – Down To The Sea, Torques – It’s Me Not You, Kinetics – Little Girl [GREAT & definitive cover of famous Syndicate Of Sound hit], Apollo’s Apaches – Boss, Vespers – Will She Love Me, Herd – Things Won’t Change, ThisIsIt – Needles & Nightmares, Zounds – Me & My Girl, Vespers – Girl Girl Girl, Couriers – My Baby Doesn’t Love Me Any More, Last Image – Leaving You, Cavaliers – Checkmate… Many previously uncomped rare tunes. Waaaaay COOOL! Dig!!!