THE MUSIC MACHINE – Best Of [Vinyl rip!]

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There are other Music Machine compilations available but this is still one of the best. Issued in ’84 on Rhino Records, this is an excellent comp for L.A. blackgloved 60’s punkers, comprised almost entirely of single versions, plus 4 unreleased tracks. All the tunes are powerful originals written by Sean Bonniwell and crew as killer psych/punk ”Talk Talk”, ”The People In Me”, ”Double Yellow Line”, ”The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly”, ”Mother Nature-Father Earth”, ”Love Me Again”, ”Dark White”… MM is top ten 60’s garage band and one of my alltime favorites. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Welome to the ‘dark world’ of The Music Machine!

 

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AN OVERDOSE OF HEAVY PSYCH [60’s Garage/Psych]

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“AN OVERDOSE OF HEAVY PSYCH showcases over-the-top, fuzzed-out masterpieces. Excessive guitars, wild effects and tripped-out lyrics all produce magical and imaginative music from this by-gone era.”

“What sets this apart from the many other similar ’60s garage-psych releases is the extremeness of the music. Tracks collected here feature grungier guitars, slower or varied tempos and darker and more ominous atmosphere than earlier punk singles…and more fuzz and heavier feedback (even the occasional oscillator). These tracks were typically cut later than many of the other garage-band compilation series, and influences are second generation bands like Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, Love, and the Stooges. While poppier sounds are eschewed on these sides, according to the liner notes these heavier slabs are the flip sides of lighter material. If the ballads on garage comps are the ones you skip over, by all means pick up a copy of this collection…you won’t be disappointed. An extra bonus are six caveman-stomping cuts by the Boneheaded 31 Flavors, originally from two low-budget psych-sploitation albums on the Crown label.”(AMG)

Probably one of the best garage/psych comps that feature mostly late 60’s fuzzed-out killer tunes by Orange Wedge, Quiet Jungle, 20th Century Zoo, Powered By Love, Crystal Rain, Glass Sun, Graf Zeppelin, Blu-Erebus, Boston Tea Party… Many alltime favs, killer fuzz all over the place…  There are more fuzz than you ate hot meals. Don’t miss it! Dig!!!

 

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THE MAGIC CARPET RIDE [60’s Garage/Psych]

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This is one of those cool rare 80’s comps of obcure US garage & psychedelic trax that have sparked interest in 60’s underground rock. Only well known groups here are The Monks and The Third Bardo, while others are rather unknown acts split between classic mid 60’s garage like The Jerms ”Bald Headed Woman”, The American Four ”Lucy Baines”, The Satan’s Breed ”Laugh Myself To The Grave”, Rocky & The Riddlers ”Flash And Crash” [can be heard on ‘Back from the grave’], Ray Hummell III [The Jujus] ”Fine Day” Neighb’rhood Children ”Up Down Turn Around World” and great fuzzed-out psychedelics, The Hooterville Trolley ”No Silver Bird”, Preston ”This World Is Closing In On Me”, Harry Hellings & The Radials ”Tale Of A Crystal Ship”, First Crow To The Moon ”The Sun Lights Up The Shadows” … Real COOL stuff, don’t miss it!

 

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NAZZ (1968) Vinyl Rip!!!

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Repost of the debut album for this 60’s garage/psych pop band from Philadelphia. Lp opening track and A side of their most succesful single ”Open My Eyes” [as you know] can be heard on ’72. Nuggets comp. The album also featured the original version of what would become guitarist Todd Rundgren’s signature song, “Hello It’s Me”. He’s also known as a producer of legendary New York Dolls debut slab but that’s another story. Their album is interesting mix of hard rockin’ garage [like early Blue Cheer] and pop tunes. Fav trax: Back Of Your Mind, When I Get My Plane, Lemming Song and yeah Open My Eyes. Some says this is first powerpop to have come from the USA, well who knows ? Anyways, this is Surfadelic vinyl rip from great sounding Rhino records 1983. reissue. Open you eyes ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

 

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Surfadelic Presents ~ PURPLE SHADOWS ~ [60’s Garage/Psych]

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In the wake of my recent Nuggets vinyl post comes this Nuggets-like Surfadelic comp. with different tunes by many bands which are present on the original collection. So, this is kinda allstar US 60’s garage team plus some lesser known acts. Emphasis is on late 60’s more psych/garage stuff with purple haze effects 🙂  Do you remember ”Dark Shadows” series with Barnabas Collins ? Well… these are Purple Shadows, alright! Dig!!!

 

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THE SEEDS – The Seeds / Web Of Sound / Fallin’ Off The Edge [Stereo Vinyl Rip!]

 

 

Legendary L.A. 60’s flower punkers fronted by notorious ‘tripmaker’ Sky ‘Sunlight’ Saxon were one of the seminal garage punk bands, pioneers of early psychedelia.

 

 

Their 1966. debut lp contains hit singles ”Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” and ”Pushin’ Too Hard” plus other cool garage rockers as fuzzed-out monster Evil Hoodoo, No Escape, Try To Understand, Nobody Spoil My Fun… A classic r&b, stonesy proto-punk.

 

 

Next up was ’66 ”A Web Of Sound”, one of the early garage-psych albums [as the Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators or The Deep – Psychedelic Moods]. Another classic slab, real fabulous cover art [by Sky Saxon] and flower fuzz tunes as Mr. Farmer, Pictures and Designs, Tripmaker, Just Let Go and 14:30 minutes of Sky’s ‘flower tour de force’ Up in Her Room. One of my favorite 60’s punk lps, a must have!

 

 

In 1977. Crescendo rec. issued this compilation of singles b-sides and rarities with cool trax as The Wind Blows Your Hair, The Other Place, She’s Wrong, Chocolate River… plus superfine Surfadelic bonus: Satisfy You, Out Of The Question… and full version of 900 Million People Daily (All Making Love), nice add to those first two albums.

Now peoples, these are my favorite Seeds stuff. Vinyl rip by Mr.Eliminator [himself!]. Enjoy!!!

The Seeds in STEREO!

 

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THE ELECTRIC PRUNES – Long Day’s Flight

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This 18 trax comp is probably one of the best Prunes collectons out there, a pretty good introduction to these US 60’s garage/psych icons. As with other Edsel records comps here you got real cool selection of ‘original group’ stuff, best songs from their first two albums and couple of non lp singles cuts. As you know The Electric Prunes are stars from legendary Nuggets and proud owners of one of the alltime best psych singles ”I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)”. There are other cool fuzz-fueled garage tunes as their next ’67 single Get Me To The World On Time/ Are You Lovin’ Me More (But Enjoy It Less), Bangles , killer fuzzters from their 2nd lp “Underground” – Dr. Do-Good, Hideaway, The Great Banana Hoax, Long Day’s Fight and non lp singles trax as Ain’t It Hard and You Never Had It Better. In 60’s garage rock Panteon they stand next to Chocolate Watch Band, The Standells, The Seeds, Music Machine or 13th Floor Elevators. So, light on your lava lamps ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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NUGGETS (Sire Records 1976. 2LP Stereo) Vinyl Rip!

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This is ’76. Sire rec. reissue of the Lenny Kaye’s legendary garage rock compilation but with different cover art. You’re familiar with 4CDs Rhino box set where 1st disc is like original ’72 Nuggets, but the sound is pretty different as Rhino discs are mono remasters [with brickwalled sound] while Sire and Elektra used stereo and mono masters. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Check it out!

 

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JACK BEDIENT & THE CHESSMEN [60’s Garage]

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Garage pop band originally from Wenatchee, Washington, later based in Reno, Nevada. Jack Bedient and the Chessmen released twelve 45s and five LPs most of which was a reflection of their lounge act. You probably heard their tunes ”Repunzel”, ”Double Whammy” and ”I Want You To Know” on Highs In The Mid Sixties comps. Here’s Surfadelic-made collection with some of their best tunes from ’66 -’69, taken from singles, lp ”Where Did She Go?” from ’67 and one live cut from ’69 ”In Concert” lp. For more info click here. Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!

 

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DOWNLINERS SECT – The Birth Of Suave [UK 60’s Raw Garage/R&B]

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Released on Wild Billy Childish‘s Hangman label in 1991., this collection of Downliners Sect‘s 60’s tunes was my very first contact with legendary ”Deerstalking” rockers. From wyld cover of Leiber & Stoller’s “Little Egypt” [The Coaster], ingenious fuzzed-out version of Perry Como’s ”Glendora” and definitive take on little known Lou Reed/John Cale pre Velvet song ”Why Don’t You Smile Now”, to killer originals Everything I’ve Got To Give,Outside, One Ugly Child, I’ll Find Out, He Was A Square, you’re gonna get a taste of C.Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed influenced raw mid 60’s r&b. These guys beat the Stones and Pretty Things in their own game. 14 trax LP + 8 bonus trax goes to whopping 22 trax of ‘Deerstalking’ garage rock action. Baby, this is A MUST! Find Out What’s Happening, Dig!!!

 

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