”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.