MORE FUZZ FROM DOWN UNDER [Oz 60’s Garage/Psych]

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Well, here’s 2nd part of 60’s DownUnder story with 3cds more. After first three killer packages of Oz savage 60’s punk in my previous post [dug ’em up already aint ya!?!] here you gonna get more of [mostly] the same treat on 4th disc of the set, while discs 5 & 6 are full of mostly real cool ’67-’69 Oz fuzz/wah psych dementia. There are cool covers of Small Faces ”Sorry, She’s Mine”, Beatles ‘‘Paperback Writer”, and great psychedelizied version of classic ”Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” Some of the stuff you could already find on fine Oz garage/psych comps as ”Datura Dreamtime”, ”A Forest Of Gold Top” or ”A Day In My Mind’s Mind” etc. Shame they didn’t include [so I did it!] great garage trax as ”Thump’‘ by The Union or Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects ”I’m Going Back” instead of few duds but nobody’s perfect [except me] alright!  Two lame psych/pop cuts are missing but who cares. Finally, after all, I can say that this 6cd box has real great selection of tunes with crystal clear sound, so it deserves your attention or investment of your hard earned money.  Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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THE SUNSETS – The Hot Generation [’66/’67 Oz Garage/Surf]

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The Sunsets were 60’s garage band from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, formed in 1965. from surf crew The Four Strangers and later in ’67. evolved in Tamam Shud, cult psychedelic/progressive group.

”The Sunsets travelled to Sydney to perform regular gigs at various venues: Surf City, the Star Club and the Sunset discotheque. In October 1965 they released a single, “Bye Bye Goodbye”, on the Leedon label and followed with “When I Found You” in March of the following year. They issued three singles on Festival, “A Life in the Sun Theme”, “Love’s Face” and “The Hot Generation” in as well as an EP, A Life in the Sun in 1967. Their tracks were used for two surf films, A Life in the Sun (1966) and The Hot Generation (1967), both directed by Paul Witzig. Late that year Peter Barron replaced Connell on bass guitar and the group, now based in Sydney, changed their name to Tamam Shud.” [wiki]

 

The Sunsets A Life In The Sun

 

This is Surfadelic tribute collection of The Sunsets 45’s as well as The Four Strangers recordings. You already knew them from various comps as Ugly Things, Hot Generation, Board Boogie, Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstonesor, Before Birdmen Flew and blah blah blah. So! It’s Garage-Surf ok?, Dig!!!

01 The Hot Generation [1967]
02 When I Found You [1966]
03 Animal [unreleased 1967]
04 I Want Love [1967]
05 Uptight, Out Of Sight [unreleased 1967]
06 Theme From ”a Life In The Sun” [1967]
07 Sunsets – Windansea [1967]
08 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore [1966]
09 The Hot Generation (Soundtrack Version) [1967]
10 The 4 Strangers – Sad And Lonely [1965]
11 The 4 Strangers – The Rip [1964]
12 The 4 Strangers – Pearl Diver [1964]

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FUZZ FROM DOWN UNDER [Australia & New Zeland 60’s Punk]

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This here is a brand new 6cd collection of rumblin ‘n’ tumblin’ down under 60’s punk/beat/psych. You should be familiar with Oz/Nz garage comps as Ugly Things, Wild Things, Devil’s Children or Before Birdmen Flew series, so there are many names and tunes you could hear already, but anyways the first three cd’s which I present here are MUST have for 60’s punk fans and others. I give you 75 trax of FUZZ overkill [with BLAZING SOUND FIDELITY] raw R&B punk savagery  from Down Under loosers as The Smoke, The Atlantics, The Pleazers, The Blue Beats, The Challenge, Billy Adams, Wild Cherries, Tom Thumb, Throb, The 5, The La De Das, Masters Apprentices, Black Diamonds, Derek’s Accent, The Elois, The In-Sect, The Creatures… Killer stuff, Dig!!!

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For more Australian 60’s garage check this too:

Big Beat Cellar Scene
Hot Generation!
Ugly Things Vol.1
Down Under Nuggets

 

BLUE-EYED GARAGE [60’s Garage Rock/Soul]

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”I’m sitting on the bottom of the soul, yeah…
My pocket’s filled with nothing but a hole, yeah…”
[Sean Bonniwell]

More garage rock action at Surfadelic. This time ya gotta deal with r&b/soul flavored garage tunes mostly by US and few Canuck 60’s groups. As you know many white boys & gals were inspired by r&b/soul stuff back then [Mods ya know] so this cool rare Blue-Eyed Garage collection brings to you dance floor garage/soul dancin’ rarities. Some of these groups are better known from comps as Pebbles, Highs In The Mid Sixties or Acid Visions like The Beckett Quintet, Bocky & The Visions, The Vagrants, The Palace Guards while others ain’t. Anyways, here you have some fine stompin’ covers of Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed and Bunker Hill, and many great original tunes by The Reactors, The Charles, The Secrets, The Kidds, The Ruins, The Mods, The Pied Pipers, Ricky & The Lexingtons… Lotsa Vox & Farfisa organ sounds ‘n’ rhythms. There are couple of bonus trax by your fav 60’s garage bands in soul style just for a good measure. Do That Thing, Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: XCEDRIN HEADACHE DANCE PARTY !!! [60’s Punk]

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Yep! Heard you missed it so here’s a brand new Surfadelic 60’s punk comp. Why it’s entitled ”Xcedrin Headache Dance Party”?!? It’s ’cause it was inspired by famous Mouse & The Boys ’68. garage/psych killer tune ”Xcedrin Headache #69” and because it will give you real good buzzing rockin’ headache for sure. Consisting mostly of US 60’s garage punkers [except for few killer Euro bands as Sound Of Imker from Netherlands or The Outsiders from Sweden] with emphasis on PUNK. Ohh Yeahhh! As you know there are too many lame, half assed, popie-hippie-dippie, shitty-evergreen-nostalgia, wanna be 60’s garage comps nowadays, it’s kinda overkill. So this Surfadelic collection is here to bring back the good old days of dangerous, un-safe, demented garage sounds [and livin’ :-)] of groups as The Rogues, The Velvet Illusions, The Bush, The Coastliners, S.J. & The Crossroads, The Savages, Brand X, The Other Half, The Esquires, The Sons Of Barbee Doll … [whatta name]. This comp. is especially recommended to those individuals who are on the brink of nervous breakdown, this stuff will push ’em over the edge. You may faint but you’ll never forget…  Check out some favs down there and remember, FUZZ never lies. Dig!!!

 

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NIGHT SHADOW – The Square Root Of Two + Bonus Trax [60’s Cult Garage/Psych]

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One of the first and longest lived garage bands formed in ’56 in Georgia, USA. They were known as The Night Shadows, Night Shadow, Little Phil & The Night Shadows and went through various lineup changes. Their best and most famous recordings dates from ’66 -’68 when they were fronted by Little Phil and released the classic single ’67 garage rocker ”60 Second Swinger” and legendary ’68 LP ”The Square Root of Two”. Issued on Spectrum Stereo, original of this very rare slab now can be found at ”nice price” from € 2500 – € 3500. Even ’79 reissue on Hottrax Records [with different mixes on few trax] is pretty $$$.

 

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1979. reissue on Hottrax Recordsremixed with altered sleeve

Now on music. Here you got mix of great garage/folk/psych trax as ”So Much”, ”In The Air”, ”Plenty Of Trouble”, classic garage punk as ”The Way It Used To Be”, ”60 Second Swinger” [two versions, single and fuzzed-out!!!], nine and a half minutes of hard fuzz/wah/psych dementia ”I Can’t Believe” and other fine psychsters ”Illusion” and ”Anything But Lies’‘. There are few duds throw aways as ”Hot Dog Man” and ”Turned On” but nobody’s perfect alright! 20 trax with singles and rare cuts. So Much, Dig!!!

 

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MILAN (THE LEATHER BOY) – Hell Bent For Leather + Bonus Trax!!! [60’s Garage/Psych]

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”Im A Leather Boy, Let Me Tell You What I Mean
Im A Leather Boy, Let Me Tell You About My Sin…”

 

”Milan Radenkovich (Born 1941. in Belgrade, Serbia, ex Yugoslavia), who was always credited mononymously as Milan, was an American record producer, songwriter and recording artist on numerous songs made throughout the 1960s, mostly though not exclusively in the garage rock genre. He released an LP and numerous singles for seven different national record labels and other independent labels (a total of more than 30 songs) under a variety of names, including Milan with His Orchestra, Milan, The World of Milan, Milan (The Leather Boy), and The Leather Boy, and also worked under the name Rick Rodell. As a producer, arranger and/or songwriter, Milan oversaw many other releases by a variety of artists ranging from the pop singer Lou Christie to the psychedelic rock band the Head Shop.”

 

 

”In 1983, Milan was re-introduced to the world in Pebbles, Volume 11 of the Pebbles series.”

”From his earliest incarnation in the record industry as a Xmas twister, the enigmatic Milan has changed his name and re-invented himself several times: a teen idol with a cute hairdo and a preppy look, a garage gonzo savage, an all dressed-in-black biker stud, a psychedelic screamer in love with satellite sounds and other characters known or waiting to be discovered. One thing is for sure, few people can claim so many identities in less than a decade. Composer, interpreter, producer & arranger, Milan is also all of these throughout the 60’s. This anthology pays homage to the man.”

 

 

Now, check this out!

”Milan’s older brother, Petar Radenković, is a famous former Yugoslavian-Serbian goalkeeper with the football (soccer) team, TSV 1860 München of Munich, who won the German Bundesliga title in 1966 and the German Cup in 1964.”

What you say ha !?!

And now to get it straight. This collection was made by Mr.Eliminator himself from the best possible audio sources available out there and contains all the trax from Lp compilation ”Hell Bent For Leather”+ 11 bonus cuts. That means 31 trax, almost all of  Milan’s singles sides from 1962-70. and with various bands and projects as The Head Shop, The Chanters, The Doughboys, Licorice Schtik [favorite band name], Ice Cream, The Downtown Collection, The Unclaimed, Breeze, High Voltage, The American Beetles…

I know you know Mr. Leather Boy from various garage comps [cult tunes “Im A Leather Boy”, “On The Go”, “Shadows“, “You Gotta Have Soul”] and this is not the first time I post his music, but you must check this out, ’cause half of this stuff is killer garage/psych + fun bubblegum & baroque pop = A MUST! Milan was a ”King Among Men” born in my hometown, but sadly passed away in ’71 at age of 29. I strongly recommend “The Head Shop” ’69 LP to you psych-heads, that has some of his most psych-out tunes. Check some of my favs down there… You Gotta Have Soul, Dig!!!

”Ride The Wind, Gonna Ride The Wind
You And Me Gonna Ride The Wind”

”Come On, Let’s Go
Leather Boy On The Go”

 

And yeah… The Oblivians, Guitar Wolf and most recently Lost Sounds did a cool cover of  “On The Go” as ”Motorcycle Leather Boy”. Check ’em too down below if you ain’t already.

 

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BARRY ALLEN – Lovedrops [1966. Canuck Garage/Pop]

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”Barry Allen was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and started his musical career as guitarist/backing vocalist in Wes Dakus And The Rebels. While recording with Dakus in New Mexico in 1964, producer Norman Petty liked Allen backing vocals so much he convinced Allen to cut some tunes for a single, this resulted in the release in 1964. of a 45 entitled Over My Shoulder / Flame Of Love on Quality (Dot 16635 in the U.S.). By 1965 Allen had signed a solo deal with Capitol Records U.S. and released his first single for Canadian Capitol entitled Easy Come, Easy Go / Hot Sunshine which was followed by three more Canadian Capitol singles starting with Never You Mind / It’s All Right With Me Now, A Penny, A Teardrop / Love Me Again and Hurry Santa Hurry, all from 1965. -Barry Allen won a Juno Award in 1965 for “Most Promising Male Vocalist” and proved himself in 1966 with Love Drops…”

You could hear Barry on a few garage-pop trax in my previous post with Wes Dakus And The Rebels, and now here’s his second album [first is ”Goin’ Places”] from ’66. This pretty rare slab is somehow solid mix of pop [even baroque pop as ”I Won’t Be There” or ”Stumble And Fall”], folk rock and garage that reminds me on The Beau Brummels style. Lp consist half of originals [mostly penned by Stu Mitchell] and half of fine covers of “Codine”, “My Little Red Book”, Dave Clark Five,  The Mindbenders and Bobby Fuller Four. This vinyl rip ”package” comes with few bonus trax from his first lp and singles. Not so blistering greatness but kinda interesting if you’re into 60’s fetishism. Oh! Canaduh! Dig!!!

 

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WES DAKUS & THE REBELS – Surfadelic Collection [Canuck 60’s Instro/Garage Rock]

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”Wes Dakus was the band leader of “Club 93 Rebels”, Canada’s most influential and popular instrumental group of the 1960s.
Wes Dakus & The Club 93 Rebels formed in 1958 and often interchanged personnel with Edmonton’s Nomads. They were signed to Quality Records in 1960 and released “El Ringo” that year. Touring as the backing act for several other prominant artists, including Buddy Knox, which established the band as seasoned professionals allowing them to record material as Wes Dakus & The Rebels with famed producer Norman Petty (Roy Orbison, kd lang) starting in 1962. Later sessions in 1964 also produced recordings for Dakus himself and erstwhile member Barry Allen’s side project as a solo artist. There were also singles released under the name The Dundeeville Players featuring guitarist George Tomsco.
Club 93 Rebels included Barry Allen (guitar, Vocalss), Bob Clarke (guitar), Stu Mitchell (drums) and Dennis Paul (bass).
In 1965 ‘The Wes Dakus Album – With The Rebels’ was released on Capitol and spawned several singles including “Hobo” and “Come On Down”. In 1966 an album of additional tracks was issued on KAPP in the US as “Wes Dakus’s Rebels”. In Canada the album was not released but split into several individual singles as solo recordings for the band’s various members including Wes Dakus, Stu Mitchell, Barry Allen and Dennis Paul.
RPM Magazine voted Wes Dakus & The Rebels Canada’s “Top Instrumental Group” in 1964 and 1965.”

 

 

 

Collection of 1960-1968 singles and lp recordings by this Edmonton rockin’ crew. You could hear ’em on ”Forbidden City Dog Food” and other 60’s garage comps as ”Get Ready To Fly”, ”That’s Swift” or ”Early Canadian Rockers”. Here you got instrumental tunes, garage fuzz rockers and psych track as ”Acid”. All in all, 30 trax of Canaduh 60’s R’n’R ! Say… Dig!!!

 

v.a. FORBIDDEN CITY DOG FOOD [50s & 60s Instro/R&B/Trash/Exotica + Movie Trailers]

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”Uhoh Baby ! Legendary…One of the very first of Lux Interior’s Vip Vop Tapes to make it onto vinyl way back in the late 1980’s…..This is a limited edition pressing from the USA, the original 1st pressings say Australia (Like the Born Bad series)…..Crazed mix of Rockabilly, Surf, movie clips and a dash of R&B !….Just what the good Dr ordered! Get it while you can!”

Lux’s warm up tape, similar concept to ”Wavy Gravy” with great ridiculous horror & trash flics trailers between [mostly instro tittyshakin’] trax. Don’t miss it! Do The Pig! Dig!!!

 

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