THE FLAMETHROWERS – Intensity! [Raw 1960 Detroit Instrumentals]

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Well… Before The Stooges there were Flamethrowers! This double 7″er features four 1960 crude & rude instrumentals influenced by Link Wray. This stuff somehow reminds me on Hasil Adkins tunes as “Reagan Blues” without vocals. Shame there’s no full lp with such delightful instro sounds to set yer ass in flames. Flamethrowers for presidents! Oh Detroit, so much to answer for… Anyways, you got Intensity alright! Dig !!!

 

SAND SURFIN’ (Border Town Rock N’ Roll 1964-67)

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“Down in the wastelands of New Mexico,
where there’s a definite lack of H2o
The kids get their kicks on this barren land,
when they go surfing on pure white sand
Sand Surfing Sand Surfing”
[The Four Dimensions]

 

Cool collection 60’s garage & surf rock rarities from El Paso, Texas. 1964-67 set equally divided between surf stomps and garage monsters including rarities from the Suemi, goldust and Frog Death labels! Let’s go Sand Surfin’!!!

 

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THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR – Never To Be Forgotten [3CD/1964-66]

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Real nice 3Cd complete of all Booby’s Mustang recordings with cool booklet story and pics. CD 1 & 2 contains both 65/66 studio albums with bunch of unreleased stuff and great sound [essential 40 trax!], while CD 3 has “Live at PJ’s”. This is my final post in Bobby Fuller series so you better look out !!!

 

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THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR – I Fought the Law [1966] Vinyl Rip !!!

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Here’s Bobby Fuller hit album and one of the real classic rock’n’roll lp’s from 60’s. Almost all tunes are garage pop/rock winners, produced by legendary Bob Keane from surfin’ Del-Fi Records. Ripped from heavy Mustang Vinyl in Surfadelic Ultra Binaural Sound by Mr.Eliminator himself, this slab’s a must, don’t miss it. C’mon let’s rock’n’roll with The Bobby Fuller 4 !!!

 

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BOBBY FULLER – Rock And Roll King Of The Southwest [1962-64]

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Yep! More Bobby Fuller rock’n’roll, this time from his pre-hit days with The Fanatics, recorded in his garage studio on Album Avenue in El Paso, Texas. While mostly unissued and alternate versions, some of this tunes as I Fought The Law, Fool Of Love, Saturday Night, King Of The Beach, A New Shade Of Blue and Keep On Dancing were later re-recorded for classic ’65/’66 lp’s with The Bobby Fuller Four. All of this stuff you can find on comps as “El Paso Rock” and “Shakedown!” I’ve already posted on my old blog but wtf, here’s The Best of the Texas Years 1962-64. Bobby was a R’n’R King for sure!!!

 

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BOBBY FULLER LIVE !!! [circa 1963/64]

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“Bobby Fuller was making records, running a night club, and dragging a professional recording deck to his shows in Texas years before he made any records outside of his home state. Check out this astonishing sampling of live sounds and prepare yourselves for another upcoming volume of mayhem from West Texas!”

Cool Bobby’s rockin’n’surfin’ recorded live [not the ‘Live at PJ’s’ stuff!] in El Paso, Texas and Los Angeles around 1963/64. El Paso Rock, Angel Face, It’s Love Come What May, Miserlou, 2,000 Lb. Bee, Wine Wine Wine… Great !!!

 

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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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