Legendary 60’s Dutch garage beat band from Amsterdam influenced by raw r&b sounds of The Pretty Things and The Kinks. They recorded wyld bunch of 45’s and two albums, ’67. eponymous debut and famous psychedelic “CQ” LP in “68. All this and more you can find on this 2CD compilation “Thinking About Today”. Check out ace garage/R&B, folk punkers like You Mistreat Me, Sun’s Going Down, Felt Like I Wanted To Cry, I Love Her Still, I Always Will Lying All The Time, Keep On Trying, That’s Your Problem, Touch, What’s Wrong With You, Teach Me To Forget You, Filthy Rich, Don’t You Cry, Misfit, Zsarrahh, Happyville, Do You Feel Alright… Some of their songs were covered by several garage revival bands as Lyres, The Tell-Tale Hearts, The Morlock… The Outsiders were one of the best 60’s Euro freakbeat groups. Don’t miss this, dig!
This is 2LP set compilation of Pretty’s ’65/’66 recordings, issued on Sire records in 1976. Here you got all of their classic rhythm ‘n’ blues influenced garage beat stuff as Don’t Bring Me Down, Road Runner, Come See Me, Rainin’ In My Heart, Honey I Need, Rosalyn, Can’t Stand The Pain, Mama Keep Your Big Shut, Gonna Find A Substitute, Midnight To Six Man, Buzz The Jerk, L.S.D… Maybe you wonder why you should dig this comp. after so many others, well I’ll tell ya. It has kinda different aural mix then other Pretty Things editions, maybe the best Pretty’s mid 60’s sound quality I’ve ever heard. It’s not my vinyl rip but hey… you should dig it anyway!
”There’s a new sun rising up angry in the sky
There’s a new voice crying but not afraid to die
Let the old world make believe it’s blind and deaf and dumb
But nothing can change the shape of things to come…”
“Max Frost and the Troopers were a fictional rock music group created for the exploitation film Wild in the Streets, released in 1968. The film featured Christopher Jones as the highly influential singer Max Frost. The songs performed by Frost and his band, a group that was never formally named in the film, were credited to Max Frost and the Troopers in the subsequent singles and album. The band name “Troopers” is based on the term “troops,” the designation Frost used in the film to refer to his friends and followers.
A studio group appeared on the soundtrack album for the film, along with incidental music penned by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and composed by Les Baxter; however, the songs were not originally credited to Max Frost and the Troopers, but rather to The 13th Power.
Owing to the success of the song “Shape of Things To Come” as a single, an accompanying album by Max Frost and The Troopers, Shape of Things to Come, was issued on the Tower record label in 1968. Musicians playing on the album are believed to include members of Davie Allan and The Arrows (who also released the “Shapes of Things to Come” without lyrics) with lead vocals by Paul Wibier (who also wrote a majority of the songs on the album). The music is high-energy rock with some psychedelic touches.
The group was produced by Harley Hatcher and Eddie Beram for Mike Curb Productions. Their first single was recorded with Curb’s Tower subsidiary Sidewalk Records. Subsequent singles were taken from their album.” [wiki]
Garage-heads are already familiar with the title track but there are more real cool garage/psych tunes on this great LP as Lonely Man, Shine it on, A Change Is Gonna Come, Captain Hassel, Let Your Mind Run Free… + 9 bonus trax. Fourteen Or Fight… Dig!!!
Thunder Alley is American International car racing movie featuring 60’s teen idols Fabian and Anette. As on the most Sidewalk soundtracks here you got Davie Allan & the Arrows under the pseudonym The Sidewalk Sounds with couple of cool fuzzed-out instros ”Pete’s Orgy” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley”, which are the best trax on this soundtrack beside Eddie Beram’s ”Riot In Thunder Alley” and The Band Without A Name [later turned into The American Revolution] two garage tunes ”Time After Time” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley” [vocal version]. Also there are couple of songs by Anette. Say… Dig!
Well… hmm… Ok! You probably know this guy from Blood, Sweat & [Shit] Tears, but hey don’t you fret, don’t look away. Here’s s Surfadelic collection of this Canuck singer’s real cool garage/r&b stuff from ’65/’66 albums ”Shays A-Go-Go” & ”Sings Like It Is!” with The Shays [known for ‘Brainwashed’ from The Essential Pebbles Collection]. Some tunes like ”Take Me Back”, ”Want You I Don’t” or ”Brainwashed” are true-bred 60’s garage while others are fine r&b tinged fuzzed-out originals and covers as “Howlin’ (For My Darlin’)”, “Boom Boom”, “Done Somebody Wrong”… This stuff somehow reminds me on Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. 13 trax of garage driven R&B rock, with plenty of cool fuzz guitar breaks all over the place. Now ya know, check some favs’n’ Dig!!!
Pretty solid limited edition 20 trax compilation LP of US 60’s garage folk rock nuggets, featuring some real cool tunes by The Toads – Leaving It All Behind, Young Men – Young Man’s Problem, The Scepters – Little Girls Were Made To Love, Improper Bostonians – Victim Of Enviornment, The Castells – Save A Chance, The Guilloteens – For My Own, The Excequers – It There Some Girl … If you dig The Byrds style garage rock and stuff this is fer ya. Check out some favs down there ‘n’ Dig!
As you know The Chesterfield Kings were one of the best US 80’s garage revival bands and here is collection of ace 60’s garage tunes they covered through their career. In tradition of comps like ”Songs The Cramps Taught Us”, ”Songs The Fuzztones taught us” and stuff, here is ”Here ain’t The Chesterfield Kings”, 31 trax of classic garage rock action. Check out some favs down there ‘n’ Dig!!!
Another volume of this cult LP series with early to mid 60s rare & obscure rockin’ tunes. Here you got Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Beat, Frat Rock, Hillbilly tunes and couple of fine instros. It’s greasy, it’s cool… gotta Dig!
[Check out other volumes of this super-cool series in ‘ROCKABILLY/TRASH/R&B comps’ section]
This is brand new volume of 60’s rockin’ instrumental fun made by my dear friend Jose from Spain [Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot]. As you know, this now a classic series has real high quality standards, so you can expect some kick ass instro stuff from surf and hot rod to garage rock, r&b and lounge genres. It’s a non stop hot instro action featuring The Catalinas, The Swanks, T he East Side Kids, Thee Midniters, Don & The Goodtimes, Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, The Rumblers, The Beachcombers, The Crossfires, Adams Boys, The Underground Set, The Beatstalkers, The Velvetones… 20 trax of upbeat 60’s instrumental fun for your next wyld r’n’r party! Check some favs down below! You gotta dance dance dance, you gotta dig dig DIG!!!
Holidays in Serbia Vol.6
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Three vols 10” vinyl series of killer rare 50s/60s rockers. Here you got wyld rock’n’roll, garage, beat and R&B obscurities from long gone era. One of the best comp series I heard lately. Loads of cool stuff. Don’t miss it!