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!

 

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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 !!!

 

 

ELECTRIC SUGARCUBE FLASHBACKS vol.3 & 4 [60’s Freakbeat/Psych]

 

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These two slabs are one of the best 80s compilations of UK 60’s underground, R&B, Freakbeat and Psych [next to ‘Chocolate Soup For Diabetics’, The Perfumed Garden and ‘Rubble’ comps]. Issued in ’89 LPs by AIP Records [known for ‘Highs in the mid 60’s’, ‘Pebbles’] as repacked versions of ‘Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks’ vols 1&2 from ’83, now with better genre sellection. Vol.3 is R&B/Freakbeat oriented collection featuring groups as The Wheels, Southern Sound, Brand, Chicago Line, Mickey Finn, Nix Nomads, The Beat Merchants, The Smoke… while Volume 4 contains [now a classic] Psych/Freakbeat of The Pandamonium, The Factory, Herbal Mixture, Skip Bifferty, Les Fleur De Lys, The French Revolution, Big Boy Pete… Many of these groups became ‘famous’ after such comps and had their own particular reissues.

For me this was a real cool entrance into fantastic world of British 60’s underground rock some 25 years ago. Even thought they omited many seminal UK freakbeat groups as The Eyes, The Sorrows, Action, John’s Children, The Birds, The Attack, and after so many years and zillions of simmilar comps, these two are still my favs [especially vol.4]. Vol.3 is a Vinyl rip while Vol.4 has enhanced sound from best possible sources. Try A Little Sunshine!

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Holidays In Serbia: Instrummentón En La Cuadra Vol.5 [60’s Sci-Fi, Psych, Exotica, Garage, Lounge Instros]

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Holla amigos! What time it is? Summertime’s here and It’s right time for another ”Instrummentón En La Cuadra” comp. It’s so cool I wish it was made by me but the truth is it was made by my dear Spanish friend Jose from fabulous Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot. You surely know that he’s a big fan and connoisseur of 60’s garage rock, mod, beat and psych but he also digs real cool instrumental stuff. This is one of the most interesting instro collections I’ve heard recently, as it gathers various genres in one place and it’s function like a soundtrack for some lost 60’s flick. Here you got Sci-fi, Exotica, Psych, R&B, Lounge, Surf, Garage & Soundtrack instumental tunes mostly by some less known artists and groups. I’ve put some of my favorites below, so check it out! Hey hombre, olé dig!!!

 

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DEAN CARTER vs STUD COLE [60’s Garage/Psychobilly/Blues]

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”Dean Carter was a true oddity of ’60s rock. He was a singer-guitarist with the heart and much of the sound of a ’50s rockabilly wildman, yet he recorded music that updated that rockabilly spirit with ’60s garage rock and dashes of soul, and even a bit of psychedelia here and there. Carter didn’t put out a whole lot of records in the ’60s, and those he did put out were heard by few. Yet one of those singles in particular, 1967’s “Jailhouse Rock”/”Rebel Woman” (on the small Milky Way label), is highly valued by ’60s garage collectors, even if its rockabilly influence made it a little anachronistic. Carter also did a good deal of unreleased sessions of considerable quality, whether he was playing relatively straight rockabilly or his freakier hybrid of rockabilly with late-’60s sounds. Much material from those sessions came to light on the fine Big Beat 2002 CD release Call of the Wild.

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Carter was born Arlie Neaville and began playing rockabilly in the late ’50s in Champaign, IL, where he remained based for much of the ’60s. He recorded for the Ping label in 1961 under his real name, on the more established Fraternity label in 1962 as Arlie Nevil, and then for Limelight as Dean Carter in 1964. That same year, he and Arlie Miller, a member of his band the Lucky Ones, started a home studio in Danville, IL to record both Carter and other musicians. The pair also ran the small Milky Way label, which released product by Carter and others. At times the sessions got pretty strange even by garage rock standards, with ukulele, accordion, dobro, and clarinet all heard in addition to the usual crunchy guitars on his outrageous cover of Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock.”

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Carter went to the West Coast for a while in the late ’60s, recording a couple of singles in Washington State with Gene Vincent guitarist Jerry Merritt, for Merritt’s Tell International label. He returned to the Midwest at the end of the decade to resume recording with Miller, and went back to billing himself as Arlie Neaville on record. In the early ’70s, he went into gospel music, where he’s remained ever since.” [allmusic]

 

Stud Cole

”He’s been described as “Jack Starr meets Johnny Kidd”, “a lysergic Conway Twitty” and “Elvis fronting the ’66 Yardbirds” but mere words can’t truly describe the unique sounds of the late, great Stud Cole!”

””The late, great Stud Cole’s 1968 promo only LP (only 100 copies made in 1968) with five bonus cuts gives Los Angeles’ ultimate loner icon a fitting tribute as his memory is perceived in the digital age. Starting off with the title track, Cole’s Burn Baby Burn sounds timeless, a welcomed escape from the modern glut of over produced, emotion-deprived recordings. Cole’s fusion of 60’s rock and gritty country still sounds years ahead of its time, his seductive singing style alluring, its tough boy approach fitting for the rock and country he creates.” [Alex Steininger]

”Lounge flavored garage, with rock-a-billy influences, Elvis-like vocals, and fuzz guitar, all over blues/psych mat’l. This is one unusual album, originally issued as a demo only in 1968. The artist’s real name was Pat Tirone, and he was a bartender from L.A.”

 

 

What to say about those two wyldmen weirdos of Rock’n’Roll? It’s a double dose of 60’s garage, r-billy/blues/psych lunacy and mayhem the way it shoulda be… or what? Anyways, I’ve already have posted these real cool cats, two wacko garage surfadelic favs and I do it again. If you like acts as Hasil Adkins and The Cramps this is for you. And yeah, check this one too – Kookie Cook [a friend of Dean Carter] Burn Baby Burn!

 

 

HE5 & HE6 [South Korean 60s Psych/Fuzz Instros]

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HE5 & HE6 [he5 evolved in he6] were most popular groups in South Korea at 60s and 70s. Their three lps from ’69/’71 are all instro slabs full of psychedelic wah/fuzzed-out instros & funky jams. Interesting is their cover of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” on “Merry Christmas” lp. Don’t get me wrong, I hate world music but this is pretty cool. Let’s dance to the South Korean Go Go Sound !!!

 

 

 

 

 

HEN’S TEETH Vol.1-3 [Rare 60’s UK Freakbeat/Psych]

 

Interesting 90’s comp. series of some obscure UK 60’s groups singles and acetates. Styles ranged from beat, mod to garage frekbeat and psych. If you like comps as The Perfumed Garden, Rubble, Purple Heart Surgery, Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks and such, than this is fer ya. Say… Dig!!!

 

 

 

 

 

PRETTY – ‘Mustache In Your Face’ Ep [’69 Garage/Psych]

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“Recorded in an actual cave in western Missouri, the quartet formerly known as the Fabulous Four emerged from the depths in 1969 with an album’s worth of wasted psychedelia. Helmed by the Electric Prunes’ Michael Quint, the session produced one promo-only 45, bearing the truly un-pretty Squeakie label—a madman’s face in red-on-white, howling out of the spindle hole. The songs blend backwards guitar lines, Flamenco runs, triple-tracked vocals, heavy distortion, handclaps, key vamps, a Stones rip, and extremely absurd lyrical content.”

Fuuzzzzz… oh YEAH! Killer 4 trax double 7″ of fuzzed out garage/psych dementia by this Kansas City club band will fry your brain as a handful of LSD. Welcome to the world of fuzz & acid,  Take It!

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ELECTRICK LOOSERS vol. 1-3 [Prae-Kraut 60’s Frekbeat/Psych]

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Achtung Baby! This here is a real cool 3cd edition of the ‘Prae-Kraut Pandaemonium’ lp’s compilation of mostly German 60’s garage/beat/psych groups [there are few UK, Swiss, Austrian and Sweden bands], and probably some of you are already familiar with the stuff but WTF. I can’t always come with somethin’ nobody knows 🙂 So here’s a deal… You better dig alright!

 

 

FREAKING BONEHEADS !!![Rare 70’s Garage/Hard Rock]

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“14 Ferocious Crunchers and Visceral Heavy Thudders Excavated from the Doldrums of the North American Suburban Wilderness”

So we are  finally back under the Bonehead banner still crunching and ultimate but no longer bound to any notion of a future series. We have come not only to praise Bonehead but to bury it at the same time. Herein you will  find an abundance of heavy Psych monstrosities, numbskull shredders and dastardly inducements to follow Satan or in once instance, his direct opposite… It’s loud, proud and hopefully great fun to enjoy while you attempt to keep control of your bladder functions.

Even more Boneheads at Surfadelic. Anarcho satanic garage hard rock/psych on limited 300 vinyl. For fans of Blue Cheer and others. Sick shit. Say… Dig !!!