Hmmm… You certenly know something ’bout 60’s instros but this Arf! collection gathered some real wyld & weird sides. That means fuzzz, feedback, backmasking, acid and other psychedelic effects to warp your mind. Comparing to ”Buzz Buzz Buzzzzzz” instro comps, this one is more on psych/lounge side ’67-’69 stuff. Anyways there are some ’66 ”b-sides” as feedback drenched Oxford Circle”Mind Destruction”, Vaqueros ”69”, Dantes ‘’80-06”, The Executioners ”I Want The Rain”… Question Mark [& Mysterians] ”Hang In” is actually instro cover of The Squires “Going All The Way” but my favorite trax are The Mussies ”12 O’clock, July” a great garage-fuzz rip-off the Link Wray’s ”Jack the Ripper”, fuzzed-out ”Ballot Bachs” by The Shades, psychedelizied Pinocchio & His Puppets ”Fusion”, The American Dream ”Tioga”, Front Office ”Wow” it’s really Wah-Wah alright! Then Hal Blaine ”Love In (December)”, The Arrows [Davie Allan] ‘‘Make Love Not War” and three cuts from ”Astro-Sounds: From Beyond the Year 2000” Lp by 101 Strings.
All trax were transferred from original records and rare 45’s so I have to do some cleaning that means… Sound check by Mr.Eliminator [himself] = Real Cool. Dig!!!
The California Poppy Pickers were one of several relatively anonymous studio projects assembled by Alshire label head Al Sherman to record budget-priced copycat LPs of ’60’s pop hits. Virtually all of the groups in question — Fats and the Chessmen, Los Norte Americanos, and the Bakersfield Five, among them — were helmed by producer and songwriter Gary Paxton, best-known for composing the novelty smash “The Monster Mash.” In 1965, Paxton founded his own Hollywood recording studio, assembling a session crew and the group released three 1969 LPs — Sounds of ’69, Hair/Aquarius, and Today’s Chart Busters comprised primarily of covers and thinly-veiled rewrites. [Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide]
‘Sounds of ’69’ is solid exploito album with some cool fuzz instros as Bun Buster, Happy Organ, Do Ya, Do Ya and Wipe Out ’69 [included in Surfadelic “The Hell Surfers” soundtrack] and unfortunately few lame shitty vocal tunes as horrible cover of Blowin’ In The Wind and Why Don’t We Do It In The Road.
The Projection Company lp is another 60’s exploatation slab that includes involvement of famous studio musician Jerry Cole and his crew. Some songs featured on this album are alternate versions of tracks found on his project “The inner sound of the ID” originally recorded for RCA records [Boil The Kettle, Wild Times, Don’t Think Twice]. Here you got some fine psych/lounge instrumental trax as Kimeaa, Our Man Hendrix, Tune Out Of Place, What Else…
”Psych ’80’s band from Baltimore, MD. collection looks to be the band’s only-ever released effort ‘Introducing’ with a handful of extra tracks tagged on. Tunes that I got the most out of were “Makin’ My Scene” (should’ve been a major hit), “Bad Roads At Midnight”, the well-played “Welcome Tomorrow, “Goodbye Today”, “Volunteer Fireman”, “In Classic Play” and a couple of tracks that remind me of The Seeds “Shadows Of Rainbows” and “Return To The Psychedelic”. Couldn’t help but to notice that this CD has a must-experience psych / pop feel to it. Should draw in fans of the Left Banke, John’s Children, Chesterfield Kings, Marshmallow Overcoat and possibly Plasticland. An off-the-radar band that’s definitely, worth checking out.”
”Collection of the titles they wrote from 78 to 87, including the Bam Caruso LP, wich was already a collection, and the sampler titles from ”Battle of the garage”, ”Rebel kind” and ”Dimensions of sound”. Plus an unreleased title and an unreleased track by the progressive band they tried to be before they made their coming out.
The sound is great, unique, a little reminiscing of Plasticland who had the same obsessions: 6O’s psychedelia and krautrock.”
”Amazing vintage psyche pop vibe with this album. Turn on the lava lamp and sit back. Non-stop cool.”
You can hear all the cool 60’s garage/psych vibes of The Seeds, Electric Prunes, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Castaways… Check ’em out!!!
Two rare, early 70s US garage/psych slabs somehow simmilar in style. While Travelers Aid sole lp has more like raw rural rock, DIY garage sound [1970. private press 100 copies only], Lite Storm ’72 debut lp is kinda more cycedelic with male/female vocals [featuring Kali Bahlu], reminds me on raw, unpolished Music Emporium. ”This album was recorded prior to their coming under the “guidance” (read spell) of of an eastern religious guru [Sai Baba], who totally transformed their direction and sound for the remainder of their output”.Storm’s most accessible track ”Hanana” could be heard on Lycergic Soap and Turds On A Bum Ride comps. Usually I’m not so keen on this kinda stuff [70’s hippie dippy shit] but there’s Wah Wah/fuzz guitar sound that appeals to me [some ”Bonehead Crunchers” vibe]. Originals of these lp’s change hands for lotsa $$$ nowdays, so… Check ’em out down there, Dig!
”Here’s a classic ’67 US exploitation garage-psych album that will blow your mind! Get ready for some acid-drenched, fuzzed-out renditions of Count Five’s ”Psychotic Reaction” The Blues Magoos’ ‘(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet’, The Isley Brothers’ ‘Shout’, John D. Loudermilk’s ‘Tobacco Road’ and Bobby Bland’s ‘Turn Of Your Love Light’, plus five original tracks. ‘Psychedelic Visions’ is an essential title for anyone who enjoys the far-out exploito LP’s by a.o. T. Swift & Electric Bag, The Deep and Firebirds, or Germans à la Hell Preachers Inc. and Bokaj Retsiem!”
”Rare, sought after exploitation album from 1967 showcasing the garage-turns-to-psychedelia sound of the era. Fuzz and acid, no need for flowers – but bring them along if you feel like it!”
Interesting garage slab by mystery band with killer versions of Count Five’s ”Psychotic Reaction”, classic ”Tobacco Road” and five instrumental tunes of which ”Psychotic Vibrations” should be a cover of “Susie Q”, “Psychedelic Visions” version of traditional “Greensleeves” and “The Warper” a rendition of a blues classic “St James Infirmary”. Vinyl rip, Dig!!!
”All the freaky, funky Serge Gainsbourg you could ever want — served up in a single set! The package pulls together some of the grooviest tracks by Serge from a host of late 60s and early 70s albums — including some of his super-rare French soundtrack work — from movies that include Le Pacha, Anna, Ce Sacre Grand-Pere, Cannabis, and Manon 70! The double-length set is overflowing with great grooves — tracks done with that subtly funky style that Serge cooked up with arrangers Michel Colombier and Jean-Claude Vannier, all topped with that breathy, nearly-spoken style that made Gainsbourg so great back in the day. A few of the most break-heavy cuts are even presented with special bonus beats”. [Dusty Groove]
”This collection stands as the definitive survey of Gainsbourg�s psychedelic years, featuring all collabs with Jean-Claude Vannier and Michel Colombier. Taking its music from rare vinyl and master tapes and utilizing tasteful restoration and remastering, with bonus beats to boot.” Funky french psychedelic, Dig!!!
”Today’s teenagers are up to no good…”
“Across the country, every Friday and Saturday night, they gather in the temples to perform ceremonial dances to a rhythm that seems to reach back in time. It’s called the beat.”
”A quickie documentary, originally paired on a drive-in double bill with “Mondo Mod,” claims to provide the lowdown on crazy teenage goings-on around the globe. We are shown glimpses of the Los Angeles Sunset Strip teen riots, The Paris student revolt, and the English mods and rockers running wild in Brighton. Things soon wind down to such critical issues of the day as go-go dancing, striped hip huggers, bikers, and surfing, all of which are seen to have worldwide popularity.”
TEENAGE REBELLION usually played under the title MONDO TEENO
Another ‘colaboration’ of Davie Allan and Mike Curb on this interesting lp with some funny spoken word stuff by Burt Topper on prostitution, drugs, young homosexuals and cool tunes as title track, ”The Young World” [aka ”Fuzz Theme”], ”The French Kiss” [aka ”Diana’s Theme”] or ”Make Love Not War” [version of ”Action On The Street”]. Vinyl rip in Mono & Stereo. Dig!!
”Psychedelic rock beat library music composed by Johnny Hawksworth and Peter Reno, played by The Lemon Dips in vocal and instrumental versions featuring heavy drums, electric guitar and organ.”
”Recorded by an anonymous studio band, musically 1969’s “Who’s Gonna Buy?” was a major curiosity. The album was divided into a side featuring six vocal performances and a side with seven instrumentals. Five of the side two instrumentals were apparently the same songs without the vocal tracks. Missing in action from the instrumental side was ‘I Am the Man’- though there were two ‘new’ tracks – ‘Wild Types’ and ‘Leather People’. Assuming J. Hawksworth and P. Reno were the main members (they were given writing credits for all 14 selections), the album offered up a wonderful selection of garage rock and psych moves. Tracks such as ‘I Am the Man’, ‘Who’s Gonna Buy?’ and ‘Unpack Your Bags’ offered up great tunes, excellent snarling vocals, all punched up with tons of feedback guitar and walls of keyboards. Always loved the brief descriptions that accompanied each track, e.g. ”Winter Song’ was described as a ‘strongly melodic lament’.”
Labeled under “library music” this rare psych Lp is pretty cool surprise to the fans and connoisseurs of UK psych. Three of the tracks were used in the soundtrack to the forgotten film “The Haunted House of Horror” (released as “The Dark” in the States). Vinyl rip. Who’s Gonna… Dig!!!
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!!!
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 $$$.
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!!!