FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – Groovies’ Greatest Grooves

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“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!!!

 

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SURFADELIC SAFARI ! [60’s Rock & Surf Instros]

Surfadelic Safari! a

 

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!!!

 

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The Roots Of Psychobilly / The Godfathers Of Psychobilly [50’s & 60’s Garage-Billy Rockers & Instros]

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!!!

 

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TEENAGE REPRESSION [Wyld 50’s/Early 60’s Rockabilly Obscurities]

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‘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!!!

 

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SAVAGE KICK vol.1-11 [Black Rock’n’Roll/R&B]

 

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!!!

 

Savage Kick 1       Savage Kick 2       Savage Kick 3       Savage Kick 4       Savage Kick 5

Savage Kick 6       Savage Kick 7       Savage Kick 8       Savage Kick 9       Savage Kick 10

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THE MADNESS INVASION Vol.2 [50’s/60’s Rockin’ Trash]

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“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!!!

 

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“…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!)”

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