UK 60’s girls in garage-mod-beat action! This is for my money the best volume in the New Rubble series. Loadsa cool stuff like fuzzed-out ”Scratch My Back” by Jan Panter, The Martells ”Time To Say Goodbye”, Glenda Collins ”Thou Shalt Not Steal”, cover of Hollies tune ”You Know He Did” by Mary Mccarthy, cool take on The Sorrows ”Baby” by Tracy Rogers… Girls 60’s FUN FUZZ & HAMMOND, Check some favs down there ‘n’ dig!!!
“Funny what acid can do to you…”
“This is the third of four collections of previously unreleased material by this U.K. space cadet. Funny what acid can do to you. In this case it was kind of like the elixir that transformed Jekyll into Hyde (an observation taken directly from the liner notes to this LP). Pete Miller was previously known for his contributions on guitar to a couple of relatively undistinguished British pop groups from the early ’60s. After a brief solo career under sober conditions, he discover acid about the middle of the decade, which promptly transformed him into his alter ego: Big Boy Pete. This new and mentally unshackled artist, with the aid of his own in-home studio, went about recording some truly odd, strange, weird, and any other adjective along these lines you can think of – some recorded while the artist was actually tripping. “
“Return to Catatonia has some truly trippy material. A couple of songs are obviously influenced by other artists like the Kinks and the Beatles. It also relies heavely on studio effects…”
The further PSYCHEDELIC adventures of Pete Miller, Uk’s best kept secret of the 60’s! Following the ‘Homage To Catatonia’, this release ransacks BIG BOY PETE’s 1967-1969 vaults to present another 14 tracks of previously UNAVAILABLE homegrown PSYCHEDELIA.
“Big Boy Pete was some kind of weirdo by the name of Pete Miller who recorded loads of early psych pop songs in his own crash pad studio. Apparently, he was a songwriter that would record demos and then sell them to other bands. These two sets are all examples of this. Ranging from straight 60’s beat, to a bit of pop and popsike this lp’s goes a long way to showing that Mr. Miller had alot of songwriting talent. There are a few tracks that stand out from the pack but the overall feeling one gets when listening to this is that it’s all very good. The production is pretty good too considering they were done as demos. Overall, a good album, and though a compilation of all of his “pop” tracks it feels more like a whole.”
You could hear his tune “Cold Turkey” on Chocolate Soup for Diabetics vol.2 and Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks vol.4. ”Summerland” is first and probably the best collection of his recordings issued by Tenth Planet rec. ”Homage To Catatonia” is pretty fine & weird too. Check it out!!!
Hey man, I mean peoples, what is Freak-Beat? Is it a beat music for freaks?
… But wait, there’s more! More dynamite, more savagery, more killer sounds from the Mod 60’s. Wasn’t so sure if I was going to make another compilation with my freakbeat & mod favorites but it turned out there were enough of them for at least one more Surfadelic volume. Again, there are mostly UK bands with a little help from few garage rockers from Australia, Scandinavia, Canada… 60’s Mod rockers as The Who, Small Faces, The Artwoods, John’s Children, The Loot, The Birds, The Attack mixed with raw R&B/Beat punkers like The Pretty Things, The Sorrows, The King Bees, The Talismen, The Master’s Apprentices, Downliners Sect, The Ugly Ducklings, The Outsiders… Wow just WoooW!!! And yes, Freakbeat is a beat music with wicked, harder rocking sound and touches of early psych, that’s my definition. Don’t believe me?, well try it yourself. Get the picture? Dig!!!
60’s Mod story continues in the new volume of ‘Surfadelic presents’ collection with title inspired by this 60’s chick body painting and song ”Colour Of My Mind” by my favorite mod/psych gang The Attack. Here I’ve managed to gather some of my alltime mod psychedelic tunes mostly by UK bands as The Action, John’s Children, The Creation, The Open Mind, The Smoke, The Electric Banana (Pretty Things), The Factory, The Longboatmen, you could find on legendary comps as Chocolate Soup for Diabetics, Rubble series or Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks and others. Also there are trax by classic acts as The Troggs, The Who or The Yardbirds and some lesser known losers. This stuff is more on psychedelic side of mod genre than on previous freakbeat collection. And yeah, attention! There’s one real cool tune not from the 60’s but by an modern band, so you could guess who it is and you can win my respect. The cover model is famous 60’s boobastic chick Michelle Angelo. Take Her Any Time, Dig!
Whatcha say ’bout spiral cover art, ha? Do ya feel kinda dizzy miss Lizzy? Ok, here we go! This is brand new Surfadelic comp dedicated to 60’s Mod & Freakbeat rock action, as you could see already. I’ve borrowed the title from an real cool Dave Clark Five song, they won’t mind I quess. Here I’ve gathered some of my favorite tunes mostly by UK bands and few by others like Dutch, Scandinavian, German & Italian groups. There are couple of trax by unknown authors or bands, so maybe you can help to solve that mystery. All I can say is, it’s a 100% killer collection you have dreamed of. Non stop raw, fuzzed-out & sexy rockin’ action by yesterday’s savage youth. There are many 60’s comps out there but hey, this one is Surfadelic, alright! You gotta deserve it, you have to concentrate! Look at those spirals… you gotta dig!!!
The Action were UK 60’s mod band that played soul-influenced pop music. You’re already familliar with their mid-60’s tunes featured on Edsel comp. ”The Ultimate Action”. This here is their mini LP issued by Dojo records in 1985. with unissued tunes from 1968. before they became Mighty Baby. From my money, these are their most superior recordings. If you like Open Mind, The Attack and stuff this is fer ya. Ace mod/pop/psych in Surfadelic <360> action sound! Dig!!!
1964 Kinks – The Kinks (C.D U.K 2011 Sanctuary 277 587-6)
The Kinks are one of the most important Brit invasion bands that influenced 60’s garage rock sound. Here you got their ’64 debut, rockin’ r&b/beat slab with covers of Chuck Berry, Bo diddley, Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, and some classic R.Davies tunes So Mystifying, Just Can’t Go To Sleep, I Took My Baby Home, You Really Got Me, Stop Your Sobbing. ”Face To Face” is their 4th studio album released in October 1966. The album marked the band’s shift from the hard-driving style of beat music, catapulting them to international acclaim. Being their first album consisting entirely of Ray Davies compositions, it has also been regarded by critics as rock’s first concept album.” Bought these stereo reissues in 1989., they still sound nice today. I know you know but then again… Vinyl rip by Mr.Eliminator. Dig!!!
Limited [300 copies] anniversary lp release of Berlins club “Bassy”. It’s an upbeat collection of various 60s garage/mod/pop acts from different parts of the globe, Brasil, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, UK, USA… Mostly unknown and rare but pretty danceable stuff. Check it out!
More freakbeat at Surfadelic. These two London garage gangs made some of the best examples of mid 60s mod/freakbeat sound. The Eyes with their ’65/’66 singles trax When The Night Falls, I’m Rowed Out and You’re Too Much were more than equal rivals to The Who [even made parody with ”My Degeneration”]. The Birds, Ron Woods’ first group were R&B influenced hard rockin’ Mod band that recorded several singles for Decca records from ’64 to ’66, with You’re On My Mind, killer cover of Leaving Here, Next In Line, No Good Without You Baby, How Can It Be and final ’66 single Say Those Magic Words. In 1966, they did a cameo appearance in the horror film The Deadly Bees, performing their song “That’s All I Need you For”. Shame, neither of groups made an lp but you could hear ’em on various comps as The Perfumed Garden, Nuggets II, English Freakbeat etc. Say Those Magic Words… Dig!!!