“Got that rabbit on the run, chase that rabbit with my gun
No long-ear rabbit laugh at me (I’m here, mail-special! hehehe)
Got a great big rabbit-trap, long-ear rabbit don’t know that
The cotton-tale’s gonna change his habbit (I hates rabbits!)…”
Issued in 1988. on French label GMG, ”The Madness Invasion” three volumes compilation series is one of the best source of US late 50’s/early 60’s Trash Rock’n’Roll and novelty tunes next to ”Wavy Gravy” and “Big Itch” comps. Volume 2 is my favorite part of this series, with such ace trax as Surfin’ Bird-alike ”One Potato” by The Elite [band from ”Back From the Grave” vol.1], “Crazy Talk” by The Loafers, ”Ballad Of A Juvenile Delinquent” by Phil Johns & The Lonely Ones, killer “She’s A Bad Motorcycle” The Crestones, “Rumble Rock” by Kip Tyler, “I’m The Wolf Man” by Round Robin, hilariously mad “I Hates Rabbits” by Jerry Neal, “Wombie Zombie” by Billy Taylor & The Tear Drops, “Goodbye Baby” by The Roxsters… Also there are four cool instros as crazy “Roo-Buh-Doo-Buh-Doo” by The Statesmen, Bo Diddliesque “Boom Stix” by Curley & The Jades, real cool “Expressway” by the Crazy Crickets and mysterious “Like Weird” by Tommy Falcone & The Centuries that closes this great volume. The other vols of this series you can find in Rockabilly/Trash/R&B section of this blog. Now, this is A MUST alright! you gotta dig, dig, DIG!!!
“…The rabbit’s swimmin’ in the river
I’ll just wait ’cause I’m no swimmer
To catch a rabbit’s lots of plannin’
(Oh boy) (Man, what a champion) (I hates rabbits!)”
Back in 1965, I lost my radio in an explosion. Yep. It just BLEW UP on the patio, just as Sonny Bono was whining-out “I Got You Babe.” Man, it was weird. No shit; this really happened. Smoke came out and everything. Now I realize it was an omen – soon FM formats would suck up the Holy Spirit of cool radio and snuff out the pilot light that was true rock & roll. For years, I’ve offered up my rhythm-horny ears as sacrificial lambs to something – ANYTHING – that could justify my owning a radio. (Heck, if it weren’t for baseball, my squawk box woulda gotten the old heave-ho ages ago.) Then, one day I heard the news…
IT’S TWELVE O’CLOCK
MIDNIGHT AND IT’S
TIME TO HOWL!
This eekin’ beacon was reekin’ with the same sonic earblasts that had once transformed a handful of plastic wires and transistors into a secondary heart. And who, disguised as Cub Koda, wild-mannered DJ for a 50,000 watter, fights a never ending battle for the truth, justice, and the American way, jumpin’, shoutin’, and gigglin’ through platters, chatters, and all that matters? Yesiree Bobalu, it’s the same Cubby the K we know and love as the “Vinyl Junkie” in his GOLDMINE mag column, and the same ol’ boy whose wax (fromhis teen pud combo the Del Tinos to his current rockaroonie blooz boy shenanigans to his shiny gold disc days of Brownsville Station and “Gropin’ In the Girls’ Room”) ranks him right up there with… um, lemme see… Nervous Norvus? Yep! And now right here in the nifty fifty we got us one dee-fried and bona fida Moondog blastin’ a regular riot known as THE BIG DISC JOCKEY SHOW IN THE SKY! But hey, this hi-fidelity shin-dig now knows no bounds, ‘cause plucked rip and ready from outta those high frequency ozone-rippin’ airwaves above our heads is a microgroove pancake featuring the Cubmaster hisself roarin’ and growlin’ and preachin’ and teachin’ and celebratin’ the advent of electricity like he’d been struck by lightning!
Ah, relief at last – an aural antidote to Sonny Bono!
Dive in and dig!
KICKS MAGAZINE, USA
“This selection of 16 gems recorded between 1956 and 1968 is amazingly modern. Irresistibly smooth yet radical, sharply biting, yet affable, these songs from another era have the power to make even the saddest squares laugh and wriggle, dance and jump about.”
Cool collection of R&B movers & grovers, dancefloor shakers & instros compiled by El Vidocq. Fav tunes: Harvey – Any Way You Wanta, The Keymen – Gazackstahagen, The El Torros – Doop Doop A Walla Walla, Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty, Triny Lopez – Sinner Not A Saint, Baker Knight – Hungry For Love, Johnny Nash – I’m Movin’ On, Big Bo & The Arrows – Big Bo’s-Twist. Fun & sexy party music. Sh-sh-sh Shake it!
Cool mix of mostly obscure 50’s & 60’s R’n’R/R&B rockers in this three vinyl volume series. Killer stuff as Scotty Mckay ”Midnight Crying Time”, Tommy Bell ”Swamp Girl”, The Tempests ”Look Away”, Sherman Evans ”Looking For My Baby’‘, Lulu Reed ”You Can’t Hide”, Eddie Stapleton ”Well I’m Weak”, Nathaniel Mayer ”I Had A Dream”, Tommy Bell ”Midnight Dreams”, Jacky Lee ”Misery”, Larry Bright ”Way Down Home” plus some well known names like Freddy Cannon, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Junior Wells and [Paul Revere &] The Raiders early rocker. Get your kicks!
As I told you so… Here’s a collection of original tunes covered by French garage band The Missing Souls. Most tunes are 60’s garage songs picked up from classic comp series as Pebbles [The Plague ”Go Away”, The Bruthers ”Bad Way To Go”], Back From The Grave [Painted Ship ”Little White Lies”], Girls In The Garage [Karen Verros ”You Just Gotta Know My Mind”, The What Four ”I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy”], Monsters Of The Midwest/Psychedelic States [Teardrops ”Sweet, Sweet Sadie” & The Scoundrels ”Up There”], Sixties Rebellion [The Dawnbreakers ”Alligator”], Born Bad [The Shells “Whiplash”], Mayhem & Psychosis/Glimpses [The Ruins ”The End”], plus few R&B/Roll tunes as classics Etta James ”Seven Day Fool’‘ or Chuck Berry’s ”I’m Talking About You”.
The Missing Souls proved they’re very good in covering songs as well as they got real cool taste in rock’n’roll. And now ladys & germs… do the Dig!!!
I’ve planned this for a long time and now here is a big fat 72 trax collection of songs covered by garage rock heroes the Lyres. As you know Jeff ‘Mono Man’ Conolly is a big fan of 60’s garage/beat especially The Kinks, The Pretty Things, The Sonics, The Standells, Chocolate Watch Band, 13th Floor Elevators, Flamin’ Groovies, The Stooges, Dutch band The Outsiders as well as some obscure ”Pebbles/Back from the grave” kinda stuff. Lyres have that rare ability kinda ‘magic’ to make others tunes sound as their own [somethin’ like The Cramps or Ramones]. Most songs in this collection are from 60’s but there are some R&B/Roll from 50’s and two trax from late 70’s Boston garage-punk acts. Almost every song they covered on their studio albums and live recordings is here, sometime in 2 versions. So, if you’re a fan of Lyres and 60’s garage/beat you should check these Mono Man favorites. Dig !!!
[Special thanx for info to whitetrashsoul.blogspot]
Here’s complete lp comp. series with cool mix of of some rare late 60’s/early 70’s Mod, Soul, Funk, R&B, Lounge dance tunes. It’s kinda mod overdose… Well, IT’S what’s HAPPENING alright, Dig!!!
[Special message for sunnyboy66 – Take it easy man ok?!]
Three obscure records from the same year of 1964. The Red Ryders was Rhythm & Blues instrumental group from Ohio. Their sole Lp produced by Quincy Jones is solid all instro venture with couple of vocal tunes. The Shin-Diggers 4 trax Ep been taken from ABC TV show Shindig! with cool tunes dubbed with fake live audience. The Soul Reps, obcure Swedish beat group did two fine instro tunes ”Soul Food” in Booker T. & the M.G.’s style, and ”Shamus O’toole’‘ cover of The Spotnicks. Rare stuff, Vinyl rip, Dig!!!
Interesting collection of rare and demo recordings by 60’s mod acts as Steve Marriott’s Moments, The Fleur De Lys, The Mule Skinners, The Richard Kent Style, Sharon Tandy , The Clique… It’s a mix of garage, r&b, mod & soul tunes. I’ve added bonus The Afex ”She’s Got The Time” E.P. for a good measure. Check some favs below, Dig!!!