As you know The Chesterfield Kings were one of the best US 80’s garage revival bands and here is collection of ace 60’s garage tunes they covered through their career. In tradition of comps like ”Songs The Cramps Taught Us”, ”Songs The Fuzztones taught us” and stuff, here is ”Here ain’t The Chesterfield Kings”, 31 trax of classic garage rock action. Check out some favs down there ‘n’ Dig!!!
In the wake of my recent Nuggets vinyl post comes this Nuggets-like Surfadelic comp. with different tunes by many bands which are present on the original collection. So, this is kinda allstar US 60’s garage team plus some lesser known acts. Emphasis is on late 60’s more psych/garage stuff with purple haze effects 🙂 Do you remember ”Dark Shadows” series with Barnabas Collins ? Well… these are Purple Shadows, alright! Dig!!!
You know Bo and Bo knows instros! This is a collection of 50’s and 60’s Bo’s instrumental tunes taken from albums and rare recordings comps. There’s a rhythm, there’s a blues and wyld Bo Diddley beat, alright! Dig!!!
“Gonna take a week off, Gonna go to Hell
Send ya a postcard, Hey I’m doin’ swell!
Wish you were here, Aloha from Hell…”
Hell yeah! This Surfadelic collection is dedicated to my favorite band and 30th anniversary of being ‘Cramped’. The story goes somethin’ like this: Way back in 1988. my then girlfriend gave me an audio casette of some new wave/punk comp. with Joy Division, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke and stuff, but baby… When “Human Fly” buzz blasted outta speakers I was knocked out & down. As a huge fan of horror, b movies and punk rock, I was won over by The CRAMPS and they soon became my fav band next to Ramones.
First lp I heard was “A Date With Elvis” with legendary killer tunes as ‘Can Your Pussy Do The Dog’, ‘What’s Inside A Girl’, ‘How Far Can Too Far Go’, ‘Aloha From Hell’… but the first album I owned was now a classic “Stay Sick!” ’89 lp. ‘God Damn Rock & Roll’, ‘Bikini Girls With Machine Guns’, ‘All Women Are Bad’, ‘The Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon’ were the hit tunes for the ‘New Cramped Generation’. This comp. gathers my favorite Cramps tunes from their more glamorous second [‘bass phase’] period from 1986. to 2003. and their final album “Fiends Of Dope Island”. I know you already have everything by The Cramps but hey… This is ‘Surfadelic Jungle’, alright! Let’s Get F*cked Up, Dig!!!
”The Ventures have had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. The band was among the first to employ and popularize fuzz and flanging guitar effects, concept albums, and twelve-string guitars in rock music. Their instrumental virtuosity, innovation, and unique sound influenced a large number of musicians and bands, earning the group the moniker “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands”
The Ventures of Tacoma, Washington were one of the most influential instro rock bands of all times. They recorded 100s of albums and instros with styles ranged from r-billy, r’n’r, r&b to surf, garage rock and psychedelia. There are zillions of ‘best of’ collections out there but I think they do no justice to this legendary group. Mostly, the usual comps are too generic, made for geeks, concentrate on too much cover versions and not so attractive sides. So… Here’s another Surfadelic super-collection ingeniously made by Mr.Eliminator himself, just for your listening pleasure. It mainly contains original tunes with only few covers from their ’63 -’68 albums and singles. Of course emphasis is on fuzzed-out, rockin’ & surfin tunes. Stop action! It’s Super Surfadelic alright! Dig!!!
Damn! Is that Lee Marvin point a gun at you? You’re in big trouble ’cause brand new Surfadelic comp is comin’ your way. This collection is dedicated [mostly] to the 60’s garage covers of famous hit and classic tunes of The Rolling Stones, Small Faces, Them, Yardbirds, Pretty Things, Hendrix, The Standells, Question Mark & the Mysterians, The Sonics, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Richard, Richard Berry, Eddie Floyd, Mose Allison…
Many of these songs are my all-time favs and ‘definitive versions’ like Downliners Sect rendition of ”I Wanna Put A Tiger In Your Tank” [Muddy Waters], The Roadrunners ”Lsd” [Pretty Things], legendary 60’s punkers Swamp Rats freak-out versions of ”Louie Louie” [Richard Berry] and ”Psycho” [The Sonics], The Hondells take on Jody Reynoldse ‘tenage tragedy’ song ”Endless Sleep”, The Litter legendary killer version of ”I’m A Man”, Dutch 60’s punkerz The Tykes with frantic fuzzed-out cover of ”Let’s Dance” [Chris Montez], The Squires with one of the best versions of ”Gloria”, The Pupils over the top over-fuzzed (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, The Misunderstood ingenious take on ”I’m Not Talking”, The Sonics great cover of ”Diddy Wah Diddy” [Bo Diddley] and even Tom ‘Welsh tiger’ Jones cover of Shocking Blue ”Venus”. There’s one real cute and funny kiddos Mexican singers cover of The Standells hit ”Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” and cool Mexican version of ”96 tears” by Las Moskas. Alltogether, it’s a virtual double disc set with 40 trax, most of ’em real killers! You better… Dig!!!
”Bought this gun from Mr.Eliminator”
”Don’t Happy, Be Worry!”
”Damn, I told you so!”
”They say your village lies
In the western part of town
And that evil spirits are lurking all around
But I’m not scared of you
For evil can be found
Looking almost anywhere not just in voodoo town…”
”Tony Joe White is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his 1969 hit “Polk Salad Annie” and for “Rainy Night in Georgia”, which he wrote but was first made popular by Brook Benton in 1970. Dusty Springfield reached the charts with White’s “Willie and Laura Mae Jones”. He also wrote “Steamy Windows” and “Undercover Agent for the Blues”, both hits for Tina Turner in 1989; those two songs came by way of Turner’s producer at the time, Mark Knopfler, who is a friend of White. “Polk Salad Annie” was also recorded by Elvis Presley and Tom Jones.” [wiki]
This is a Surfadelic tribute to favorite swamp rock maestro from bayous of Oak Grove, Louisiana. With powerful Elvis like baritone voise and wyld wah-wah guitar playin’, Tony made his own brand of voodoo/funky/soul music. Just check out tunes as Stud Spider, Even Trolls Love Rock And Roll, Don’t Steal My Love, Elements And Things, Soul Francisco or Voodoo Village and you’ll know what I’m talking about. He also did some great covers of Reddings ‘‘Hard To Handle”, Dale Hawkin’s ”Susie Q” and Johnnie Taylor’s ”Who’s Making Love”. This collection covers White’s recordings from 1968 to 1976 for Monument and Warner Bros. records. Surfadelic got soul! Dig!!!
”Down in Louisiana, where the alligators grow so mean
There lived a girl, that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame…”
[Polk salad Annie]
Garage punk band from Tacoma, Washington, formed in 1983. From 1987. to 2003. they released five albums and bunch of singles on different independent labels. Their style is heavily influenced by The Cramps and acts like Link Wray or The Sonics. Girl Trouble is one of my fav garage punkers from 90’s next to Swingin’ Neckbreakers, Boss Martians, Devil Dogs, The Gories, or Blues Explosion! Although I’ve already posted their whole catalogue, I think they deserve a special Surfadelic tribute. This is kinda best of collection, a selection of favorite trax from their LPs and singles. If you ain’t familiar with GP this comp will be a fine introduction. Check out some fav tunes down there ‘n’ Dig!!!
As I said before… If I have to choose only one among 1000’s of 60’s garage comps, it would be 1979. ‘Pebbles volume 2’ lp collection. Why? ‘Cause, it has such garage punk jewels as ”99th Floor” by The Moving Sidewalks, ”Feathered Fish” by The Sons Of Adam, ”Makin’ Deals” by The Satans, ”Lost Innocence” by The Buddhas, ”Green Fuz” by Randy Alvey, ”Go Ahead” by The Squires, ”I Must Run” by Phil & The Frantics, ”It’s Cold Outside” by The Choir,”I’m A Man” by The Litter, ”So What!” by The Lyrics, ”Bad Girl” by Zakary Thaks, The Electric Prunes ”Vox Wah-Wah Pedal Commercial”… LEGENDARY!!!
Now, if you ever wondered what’s on the other side, here’s the answer in “Pebbles vol.2 (B-Sides)”. It’s a Surfadelic made comp. with 14 trax by your favorite 60’s punks. Check out some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!
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!!!