…Kinda like a “Hells Angels on surfboards” or “Surfin’ Angels on Hellboards” or… whatever. Anyways it’s another Surfadelic production, a soundtrack for secret Tarantino/Rodriguez movie project that never existed. So it shoulda be fuzzed-out instro action, mean mutha that’ll leave you brathless. Gathered here are some of Surfadelic alltime favs from 60’s biker and other rare exploatation lps as well from surfin’/hot rod field. You gotta check those evil muthas yourself. As Blues [Peter Fonda] once said “Oh no, Preach, not children of God – but Hells Angels”. Hoka hey! Dig!!!
They’re Coming to Take You Away, Ha-Ha!
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]
Two rare Hawaiian 60’s comps, ”Boss Dance Hits” with cool surf instro stuff by The Telstars and The Mop Tops and ”Live At The Funny Farm” featuring Hawaii garage bands as The Spirits, The Undertakers, Val Richards V, The Manchesters and The Casuals in live rockin’ action. Boss stuff, Dig!!!
Battle Of Rat Fink Hill gathers unissued Link Wray and Bo Diddley inspired Pittsburgh teen band instrumentals 1961-63. featuring The Outcasts, The Galaxies, The Keys, The Mad Hatters, The Sonics [not the legendary NW band].
Link Wray’s nephew Vern circa 1966 with his teen combo the Junior Raymen whangin’ away on four Link stompers & an original, Rat Fink on this killer mini-LP! The J.R.’s star never got a chance to shine, as Vern was killed a few months after these sessions! Produced by Vernon Wray!
Let’s Get Ready To Rumble !!!
“One man’s garbage is another man’s gold”
”Or as the world’s greatest Rock’n’Roll band puts it, “Your Trash, My Treasure”. Here is a goldmine of garbage dug deep from the dump. Unwanted one-non-hit blunders from the bowels of the 50s & 60s. Put on your gloves, clamp a clothespin on your nose and prepare for a VISIT TO HECK!”
Yo peoples! Here are some real funny and sick shit for a change. Check out some stoopeed dance hits as Steve & The Holidays ”Unemployment”, ”Irving Gluck Twist” or suicide hit single Ralph Smedley’s Suffocate/Drown – ”You feel great when you suffocate, You lose weight when you suffocate…” Dig!!!
Two vinyl slabs full of 50’s & 60’s instros, issued in Netherlands on famous rockabilly White Label Records in early 80’s. Well, I can tell you it’s a mix of some really ace instro rockers as Tempomen ”The Chopper”, Royaltones ”Black Lightning”, Noise Makers ”Panic” & ”Zoobee”, Hollywood Hurricanes ”Beavers”, Dawnbeats ”Midnight Express”, The Vulcans ”Shimmy Shuffle”, Sting Rays ‘‘Surfer’s Walk”, Swanks ”Ghost Train”, Dial Tones ”Boss”, Sportesmen ”Dreaming”, Princetons Five ‘‘Deadman”, Phantom Five ”Graveyard”… and some so so and lame stuff. You can choose brothers and sistas, you can choose! Check out some favs below ‘n’ Dig!!!
”The Kickstands were one of writer and producer Gary Usher’s studio amalgams that made use of veteran L.A. session players in the early to mid-’60s to produce album after album of hot rod and surf tunes. With players from the so-called Wrecking Crew, including Jerry Cole, Hal Blaine, Steve Douglas, Earl Palmer, Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, and with Chuck Girard handling most of the vocals, the Kickstands officially released one album, Black Boots & Bikes, on Capitol Records. The album had a somewhat darker hue than most of Usher’s sunshine and surf productions, and tracks like “Death Valley Run” and “Slow Ride South” are definitely worth seeking out for fans of Usher and the hot rod/surf genre.” ~ Steve Leggett
”Right from the start, it’s obvious the Black Boots and Bikes is different from the slew of other Usher projects. The mixes favor the growly saxes, the vocals have a harder edge some extra timpani and xylophones (?) add to the heaviness of the overall sound. Released at the peak of the Honda/Bike craze, all that’s missing from the album is an obligatory cover of “Little Honda” as the 12th track; though it’s absence may simply have been due simply to time restrictions as these albums were usually rushed out in a day. A gritty ‘Death Valley Run’ opens up the record and is noticeably than the Hondells original. Mike Curbs’ instrumental ‘Hill Climb’ follows very much along the same path chalk full of saxes and steady drums. ‘Mean Streak’ actually sounds pretty good here considering the album’s darker themes. The bouncy ‘Side Car’ features some excellent playing – presumably by Jerry Cole an ‘Two Wheel Show Stopper’ has some instresting dissonance from the background vocals which works well alongside the pounding drums a baritone saxes. ‘Haulin’ Honda’ is another instrumental and could be considered filler if it were’nt so dogone catchy. ‘Devil On Wheels’ features some castanets and, like ‘Mean Streak’, is compliented by the hard-rocking execution. ‘Ridin’ Trails’ also works well here before the album slows down on the Mexican ‘Slow Ride South.’ Collector’s may search out this album for the inclusion of the the original ‘Johnny Take Care’ which never reappeared on any Usher. Admittedly, it’s not hard to see why…. The fuzzed up ‘Scrambler’ closes the album.
An oddity in the Usher canon, Black Boots and Bikes shows us the other side of the biker culture. Challenging the clean cut Beach Boys’ take on the sport, the Kickstands’ rendition is the more accurate, showing the dangers and the risks of the gang experience. That said, for surf/hot rod enthusiasts it warrents some attention only if you enjoy the wild hard-hitting sounds of other similar creations such as Mr. Gasser and the Weirdos or Dick Dale. For those on the Beach Boys, Terry Melcher side, better to pass this one up.” – J. T. [surfroute101]
This is basically songs by a session man Jerry Cole and The Stingers under different titles, and guitars are maybe a go-go but certainly ain’t psychedelic. Although issued in ’67, ”Psychedellic Guitars” [notice double ‘L’] is actually ’64 ”Guitars A Go Go” Lp, and More Psychedellic Guitars is actually ’66 ”A Go Go Guitars” Lp with different trax order and titles. And yeah! There’s also ’69 Electric Firebirds ”Dance Party Time” Lp simmilar to More Psychedellic Guitars. It’s a bit confusing and misleading but that’s the way with many exploatation albums. Anyways, don’t worry everything’s here. Cool surf/lounge instro stuff, vinyl rips, Dig!!!
The Sunsets were 60’s garage band from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, formed in 1965. from surf crew The Four Strangers and later in ’67. evolved in Tamam Shud, cult psychedelic/progressive group.
”The Sunsets travelled to Sydney to perform regular gigs at various venues: Surf City, the Star Club and the Sunset discotheque. In October 1965 they released a single, “Bye Bye Goodbye”, on the Leedon label and followed with “When I Found You” in March of the following year. They issued three singles on Festival, “A Life in the Sun Theme”, “Love’s Face” and “The Hot Generation” in as well as an EP, A Life in the Sun in 1967. Their tracks were used for two surf films, A Life in the Sun (1966) and The Hot Generation (1967), both directed by Paul Witzig. Late that year Peter Barron replaced Connell on bass guitar and the group, now based in Sydney, changed their name to Tamam Shud.” [wiki]
This is Surfadelic tribute collection of The Sunsets 45’s as well as The Four Strangers recordings. You already knew them from various comps as Ugly Things, Hot Generation, Board Boogie, Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstonesor, Before Birdmen Flew and blah blah blah. So! It’s Garage-Surf ok?, Dig!!!
01 The Hot Generation 
02 When I Found You 
03 Animal [unreleased 1967]
04 I Want Love 
05 Uptight, Out Of Sight [unreleased 1967]
06 Theme From ”a Life In The Sun” 
07 Sunsets – Windansea 
08 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 
09 The Hot Generation (Soundtrack Version) 
10 The 4 Strangers – Sad And Lonely 
11 The 4 Strangers – The Rip 
12 The 4 Strangers – Pearl Diver 
”Wes Dakus was the band leader of “Club 93 Rebels”, Canada’s most influential and popular instrumental group of the 1960s.
Wes Dakus & The Club 93 Rebels formed in 1958 and often interchanged personnel with Edmonton’s Nomads. They were signed to Quality Records in 1960 and released “El Ringo” that year. Touring as the backing act for several other prominant artists, including Buddy Knox, which established the band as seasoned professionals allowing them to record material as Wes Dakus & The Rebels with famed producer Norman Petty (Roy Orbison, kd lang) starting in 1962. Later sessions in 1964 also produced recordings for Dakus himself and erstwhile member Barry Allen’s side project as a solo artist. There were also singles released under the name The Dundeeville Players featuring guitarist George Tomsco.
Club 93 Rebels included Barry Allen (guitar, Vocalss), Bob Clarke (guitar), Stu Mitchell (drums) and Dennis Paul (bass).
In 1965 ‘The Wes Dakus Album – With The Rebels’ was released on Capitol and spawned several singles including “Hobo” and “Come On Down”. In 1966 an album of additional tracks was issued on KAPP in the US as “Wes Dakus’s Rebels”. In Canada the album was not released but split into several individual singles as solo recordings for the band’s various members including Wes Dakus, Stu Mitchell, Barry Allen and Dennis Paul.
RPM Magazine voted Wes Dakus & The Rebels Canada’s “Top Instrumental Group” in 1964 and 1965.”
Collection of 1960-1968 singles and lp recordings by this Edmonton rockin’ crew. You could hear ’em on ”Forbidden City Dog Food” and other 60’s garage comps as ”Get Ready To Fly”, ”That’s Swift” or ”Early Canadian Rockers”. Here you got instrumental tunes, garage fuzz rockers and psych track as ”Acid”. All in all, 30 trax of Canaduh 60’s R’n’R ! Say… Dig!!!