TRAVELER’S AID – Corduroy Roads / LITE STORM – Warning [Rare 70s Garage/Psych]

 

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!

 

 

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THE UNDERGROUND – Psychedelic Visions [1967. Garage/Psych]

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”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”, classicTobacco 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!!!

 

 

SERGE GAINSBOURG – Les Années Psychédéliques: 1966-1971

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”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!!!

 

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TEENAGE REBELLION [1967. Soundtrack w/ Davie Allan & The Arrows]

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”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!!

 

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THE LEMON DIPS – Who’s Gonna Buy? [1969. UK Psych]

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”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’.”

 

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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!!!

 

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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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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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FUNKADELIC – Motor City Madness [Psych/Funk 1970-1976]

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”If you will suck my soul, I will lick your funky emotions…”

Motor City Madness is a compilation featuring songs recorded for Westbound Records during the band’s career with that label from 1968 to 1976.”

”Ah, yes. Funkadelic who do it all here. They rocked, they funked, they rhythmed & a few other things too. Eddie Hazel is a forgotten legend on lead guitar (“Maggot Brain”) & Bootsy Collins a well remembered bassist. There are only two songs here that got chart action & neither of the two were actually on the traditional Pop Singles chart. But Funkadelic was not about hits. There were about funk, partying &, in general, to use one of our more recent phrases: shock & awe. The two songs that actually charted were “A Joyful Process” which went to #38 on the Black Singles chart & “Get Off Your A** and Jam” which went to #14 on the Club Play chart. Some of the better known songs included in this collection are: “Free Your Mind and Your A** Will Follow”, “Standing on the Verge of Getting It On”, “Funky Dollar Bill”, “Cosmic Slop”, “Loose Booty”, “I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody’s Got a Thing”, “Music For My Mother”, ”I Wanna Know If It’s Good To You”, ”I’ll Bet You”, ”You And Your Folks”, ”Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic”
This is a great collection of Funkadelic with George Clinton at the helm, sailing into waters that few groups dared to venture into. Get this and get your freak on, you freakazoids. Sure, there’s some songs missing as always on any compilation. Solution; Get all their freaking music, you maggot brain.” [amazon reviews]

 

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”Freedom is free of the need to be free,
so free your mind, and your ass will follow:
The kingdom of heaven is within…”

 

”Eeny, meeny, miney mo, catch a junkie by the toe.
If he hollers, let him go. If he don’t, do the loose booty…”

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Funkadelic meets Surfadelic… Detroit acid funketeers best collection after superfine singles comp. ”Music for Your Mother.” Here you got wyld bunch of acid rockers from their best period ’70-’76. Two and a half hours of Funkadelic music + Surfadelic bonus cuts. GET OFF YOUR ASS AND JAM!

 

JOHN’S CHILDREN – A Midsummer Night’s Scene [60’s Mod/Psych]

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John’s Children were a 1960s pop art/mod rock band from Leatherhead, England that briefly featured future T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan. John’s Children were known for their outrageous live performances and were booted off a tour with The Who in Germany in 1967 when they upstaged the headliners. Their 1967 single “Desdemona”, a Bolan composition, was banned by the BBC because of the controversial lyric, “Lift up your skirt and fly.” Their US record label delayed the release of their album, Orgasm for four years from its recording date due to objections from Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

 

John’s Children played at The 14 Hour Technicolour Dream concert at the Alexandra Palace in London on 29 April 1967. Bolan left in June 1967, after only four months with the band, following disagreements with the way Napier-Bell was producing the band’s next single, “A Midsummer Night’s Scene“. The single was never released, but in its place the B-side of “Desdemona“, “Remember Thomas à Becket” was re-recorded with new lyrics and released as “Come and Play with Me in the Garden”. Bolan went on to form folk duo Tyrannosaurus Rex

John’s Children were active for less than two years and were not very successful commercially, having released only six singles and one album, but they had a big influence on punk rock and are seen by some as the precursors of glam rock.” [wiki]

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A re-post of my fav anarcho-mod rockers managed by Yardbirds manager Simon Napier-Bell. This is a Bam-Caruso ’88 collection of their ’66/’67 singles plus Andy Ellison solo 45 “It’s Been a Long Time/Arthur Green“. They have been featured on many freakbeat/psych comps over decades so you sure heard songs as Desdemona, Jagged Time Lapse, Remember Thomas À Becket, Go-Go Girl, Midsummer Night’s Scene… On But She’s Mine you can hear Jeff Beck ‎ guitar rumble, real cool ain’t it! I’ve added one bonus track, ”Let Me Know” from their ‘live’ album ”Orgasm”, so you could hear where The Clash got idea for ”Should I Stay or Should I Go”. Smashed Blocked !!!