Yeah you’re right, here comes a brand new Surfadelic collection and it’s a hot one believe you me. This time it’s a killer mix of 60’s rockabilly rockers, garage, hot rod and even some r&b stompers. You gotta deal with high-octane rockin’ acts as Bobby Comstock, The Druids, The Sonics, Dean Carter, Gene Vincent, The Wailers, Link Wray, The Trashmen, Dick Dale, Del Shannon and others… There’s Ted Taylor with original version of classic “Rambling Rose” (later covered by MC5), hilariously sweet favavorite “Little Gun, Little Me” by Diana Darrin and yeah Michael Caine on cover art. Check some favs down below and…ya know… You better dig, allright!!!
“Groovies’ Greatest Grooves is a 1989 compilation album by U.S. rock band the Flamin’ Groovies, originally released by Sire Records. The tracks were selected by Rolling Stone Senior Writer Michael Goldberg and freelance rock critic Michael Snyder, who also co-wrote the liner notes. Goldberg and Snyder wanted to emphasize the Groovies’ original material, and so 18 of the album’s 24 songs are Groovies originals. It also collected tracks from throughout the group’s career, and showcased their versatility and changing styles throughout the years. Having said that, it draws heavily from their three Sire Records albums, with 20 of the 24 songs from those records. (The exceptions are “Teenage Head”, from the 1971 album of the same name, the two 1972 UA singles “Slow Death” and “Tallahassee Lassie”, compiled on A Bucket of Brains, and the 1981 Gold Star Studios recording of “River Deep, Mountain High”.)” wiki
Listen up folks! If ya ain’t got any of Groovies’ three Sire rec. albums by now you just ain’t livin’. This fine comp gathers songs mostly from their “power pop” period with Chris Wilson. 24 trax + 9 bonus cuts added for a good measure is a real cool deal, allright! Dig!!!
This is brand new Surfadelic collection, an instrumental safari with 30 trax of mostly rare 60’s and some late 50’s rockin’ & surfin’ instros. Some of these tunes you can find on other comps but many are rare and uncomped, so instro freaks you better watch out! Check the favs down below and… do the Dig!!!
These Skulls Are Made For Rockin’ !!
”Psychobilly is a sub-genre that was gradually spawned over decades from a huge number of influences and historical precedents. Besides the obvious Rockabilly origins, there are musical elements of Punk, Surf, 50’s Rhythm and Blues, and Hard Country to go with visual and style elements from such disparate sources as 50’s and 60’s pulp fiction, B-grade sci-fi and horror movies, teen exploitation features and biker flicks.”
Two real cool double cd packages with a total of 100 songs from 50’s & 60’s, predecessors and inspiraton for psychobilly ”movement” and bands like The Cramps, The Gun Club, The Meteors etc. Many of these tunes you can find in “Born Bad” and “Songs The Cramps Taught Us” comps but anyways these are pretty fun collections, a must for those who are into raw rocking and weird rolling stuff. You gotta deal mostly with “second tire” underground r-billy rockers and few well known aces as Link Wray, Dick Dale, Johnny Burnette Rock and Roll or Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Just to mention, there are many instro oriented cuts for you “instro-lovers”. Don’t miss ’em. Dig!!!
‘‘Young And Wild, That’s my style, that’s me!”
Woah dad! This one is GRRREEAT! Wicked collection of mostly late 50’s obcure rockabilly & wyld rockers compiled by famous French EVA rec. label. Here ya got some well known killer tunes like The Wailers – Dirty Robber, Robert Williams – Loud Mufflers, The Crestones – She’s A Bad Motorcycle, The Elite – One Potato, you could hear on some famous garage comps, but you must check out other favs as Darrel Rhodes – Four O’clock Baby, Mel Dorsey – Little Lip, John & Jackie – Little Girl, The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft, Bob Vidone – Untrue, Al Hendrix – Young & Wild… This is better than my previous ”Rampage!” post. Don’t miss it, Dig!!!
A real cool vinyl compilation of obscure late 50s to early 60s raw Rock ‘N’ Roll. From Atomic Passion label that gave you killer ”Teenage Riot!” and ”Blowin’ Through Yokohama!” comps. Dig the RAMPAGE!
Another classic compilation series of mostly rare 50’s & 60’s rhythm ‘n’ blues & black r’n’r. Again there are some great volumes and stuff and some so so and lame tunes but hey… It’s a savage kick, alright! Dig!!!
Another volume of this cult LP series with early to mid 60s rare & obscure rockin’ tunes. Here you got Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Beat, Frat Rock, Hillbilly tunes and couple of fine instros. It’s greasy, it’s cool… gotta Dig!
[Check out other volumes of this super-cool series in ‘ROCKABILLY/TRASH/R&B comps’ section]