DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS And THE SHAYS – Brainwashed! (Surfadelic Collection)

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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!!!

 

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LEAVING IT ALL BEHIND [U.S. Folk Punk Garage & moody cuts 1965/1968]

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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!

 

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HERE AIN’T THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS [60’s Garage]

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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!!!

 

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Holidays In Serbia: Instrummentón En La Cuadra Vol.6 [killer 60’s instros!]

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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!!!

 

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DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS – Devil’s Rumble [Anthology ’64 -’68]

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“For the latter half of the ’60s, Davie Allan and the Arrows were the kings of teen exploitation film soundtracks, recording a score of them for A.I.P. and other independent studios. The core of that work revolved around Allan’s manic, buzz-saw fuzz guitar (typified by The Wild Angels’ “Blues’ Theme,” a national hit), which was to the ’60s biker genre what Morricone was to the spaghetti Western. This treasure trove of Allen’s decades-unavailable recordings for Mike Curb (his high school choir-mate turned producer and record-biz mini-mogul) mark the first time most of the collection’s 40 rare tracks have been anthologized for CD. Allen has long been one of instrumental rock’s most unsung heroes, a pioneer of nascent garage punk and tripped-out psychedelia who shrewdly informed the primitive crunch of Link Wray with a savory taste for Mancini’s melodicism, taking the unlikely, electric mélange on the often downright experimental flights of multitracked six-string aggression chronicled here. Culling single sides and album cuts, this collection charts the Arrows’ explosion from early, SoCal surf-rooted innocence into the wildly inventive sultans of the sonic psych-out that powered Devil’s Angels, Born Losers, Wild in the Streets, and the other cult ’60s soundtracks that form the bulk of this collection.” [Jerry McCulley]

 

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“This music never fails to conjure up images of Hell’s Angels, or 60s exploitation flicks, and there is a reason to that. Most of this music was written for exploitation film soundtracks, primarilly those by Roger Corman. As good as those biker films are, the best part of them is by far the music.”
“Davie Allan & The Arrows recorded the most frenzied instrumentals the world has ever heard! Allan’s fuzzed-out guitar was an audio compass pointing towards freedom, sex, danger and violence, his trashy fretboard riffs exploding behind flickering celluloid images of cycle runs, biker fights, drug freakouts and rubber-burnin’ hot rods.”
As you should know by now, Davie Allan is a king of fuzzed-out psychedelic surf. This 40 trax comp. is a collecton of singles, soundtracks & albums cuts, great overview of Davie Allan & The Arrows 60’s work. They were one of the masters of instrumental rock next to Link Wray, Dick Dale or The Ventures.  This is one of my favorite comps ever, A MUST for Surfadelic fans and others!

 

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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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