MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS – Surfadelic Collection !!!

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”Formed in Detroit in 1964. they served as Mitch Ryder’s backup band from 1964 to 1967. The band had a number of top twenty hits in the mid-1960s before lead singer Ryder was enticed away by Bob Crewe with offers of a solo career, after which the group quickly dissolved.

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels had their first big hit in 1965 with “Jenny Take a Ride”, which reached #10 on national charts, and #1 on the R&B chart – the first time a self-contained rock group had achieved the latter distinction. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Crewe had originally planned to release the track as a B side, but changed his mind after seeing the reactions of Brian Jones and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, who were in the Stei-Philips studio in New York City as it was being recorded.

 

 

Ryder and the Detroit Wheels followed up with another top twenty hit, “Little Latin Lupe Lu,” which peaked at #17. After a couple of misses, the group had its biggest hit with the “Devil with a Blue Dress On”/”Good Golly Miss Molly” medley which reached #4. Around this period they also recorded a number of albums, largely composed of reworked R&B classics, along with a smattering of original compositions.

In 1967 Ryder had another top ten hit with “Sock It to Me, Baby!”, which was banned by some stations as too sexually suggestive. The band had its last hit with the brassy “Too Many Fish in the Sea”/”Three Little Fishes” single, which reached #24. Crewe then persuaded Ryder to quit the group and embark on a solo career.” [wiki]

Yep! Another Surfadelic comp. This one already have been posted but this is fresh edition, an ultra-dynamic Detroit R&B/Soul rockers collection gathering Mitch Ryder’s best 60’s sides with The Detroit Wheels. Sock it to me baby, Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents: XCEDRIN HEADACHE DANCE PARTY !!! [60’s Punk]

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Yep! Heard you missed it so here’s a brand new Surfadelic 60’s punk comp. Why it’s entitled ”Xcedrin Headache Dance Party”?!? It’s ’cause it was inspired by famous Mouse & The Boys ’68. garage/psych killer tune ”Xcedrin Headache #69” and because it will give you real good buzzing rockin’ headache for sure. Consisting mostly of US 60’s garage punkers [except for few killer Euro bands as Sound Of Imker from Netherlands or The Outsiders from Sweden] with emphasis on PUNK. Ohh Yeahhh! As you know there are too many lame, half assed, popie-hippie-dippie, shitty-evergreen-nostalgia, wanna be 60’s garage comps nowadays, it’s kinda overkill. So this Surfadelic collection is here to bring back the good old days of dangerous, un-safe, demented garage sounds [and livin’ :-)] of groups as The Rogues, The Velvet Illusions, The Bush, The Coastliners, S.J. & The Crossroads, The Savages, Brand X, The Other Half, The Esquires, The Sons Of Barbee Doll … [whatta name]. This comp. is especially recommended to those individuals who are on the brink of nervous breakdown, this stuff will push ’em over the edge. You may faint but you’ll never forget…  Check out some favs down there and remember, FUZZ never lies. Dig!!!

 

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THE DEEJAYS – Surfadelic Collection [UK 60’s Freakbeat]

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The Deejays were London beat group very popular in Sweden (thanks to Roland Ferneborg manager of The Spotnicks) where they recorded most of their singles and two LPs for Polydor and Hep House records from 1963-68. They played many R&B/Beat covers as I’m A Hog For You Baby, Dimples, Farmer John, I Just Can’t Go To Sleep, Long Tall Shorty, I Can Tell, In The Midnight Hour, Tobacco Road, Gloria, Summertime Blues… but also some fine originals as raw freakbeat tunes Blackeyed Woman, You Must Be Joking, Not That Girl, What’ Cha Tryin’ To Do, Strong Love, Time And Time Again, Incrowd Hangout or cool psychedelics like flexi single Inside My Mind or Stripped Dreams from their ’67 LP ”Haze

I’m in the mood for some Freak-Beat lately, so I made a collection of this UK group’s 60’s recordings, singles & lp trax, trying to avoid their pop flavored stuff in favor of their more hard-edge R&B/Beat tunes. I’ve made a Surfadelic choice of material so it must be rockin’n’rollin’ alright! Dig !!!

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Surfadelic Collection !!! [’60s Surf Instros]

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“The Astronauts [from Boulder, Colorado] were an American rock and roll band, who had a minor hit in 1963 with “Baja” and remained successful for several years, especially in Japan. They have been described as being, “along with the Trashmen, the premier landlocked Midwestern surf group of the ’60s.” [wiki]

Damn! Another surfadelic comp… Well, I know you know but then again The Astronauts are one of the 60’s superfine surfin’ groups [my favs!], so they deserved supercool surfadelic treatement. This here is a collection of their classic 60’s instrumentals + some rare stuff, all in all 24 trax of a drippin’ reverberaton sounds. Hot-Doggin’, Movin’, Firewater, Surf Party, The Hearse… Wow! Just ask Boss Martians, The Untamed Youth, The Fathoms and bunch of other surf revival gangs where they get inspiration from. Hot-Doggin’ Dig!!!

 

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Surfadelic Presents – MICHIGAN RUMBLE ! [’50s & ’60s R’n’R]

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Woah Dad! What we got here? Another super ultra rockin’n’rollin’ Surfadelic comp. And I can tell you it’s pretty big fat ”project” cause I have to select some 93 trax for three volumes of 50’s & 60’s Michigan rock’n’roll rumble. As you know I’ve recently have posted some obcure Michigan rockers as intro for this big collection of some rare, unissued and underground stuff. Here you gotta deal mostly with raw R-Billy, Rock’n’Roll, Instrumentals and few 60’s garage cuts. Some of this tunes already can be heard on various comps but some not, so if you are curious to know what is all about, don’t miss it. It’s Michigan Rumble ok! Dig !!!

 

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THE AQUA VELVETS – Liquid Dreams [Surfadelic Collection]

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Hey surfers! here’s another custom made Surfadelic Collection this time dedicated to SF surfin’ cats THE AQUA VELVETS. It’s a real cool selection of instro surf tunes thoughtfully chosen from their classic 90’s slabs The Aqua Velvets, Surfmania, Nomad, Guitar Noir, and from their 2008. album Backflip Louie and the Pool Party Pagans. I know that many of you are already familiar with ‘VELVETS’ but anyways check this out. Enjoy the Liquid Dreams!

“Aqua Velvets are an American surf rock revival band from San Francisco, California, formed in the 1980s by guitarist Miles Corbin. Rather than simply recreate the vintage 1963 surf sound, Corbin set out to add depth and dimension with original songs that included strings, horns, keyboards, and exotic instruments. The result was a cinematic sound more akin to film composers like Ennio Morricone and John Barry. The group released their debut album in 1992, recorded over a period of several years. This album was recorded in the auto repair shop where bassist Michael Lindner worked. They signed to Atlantic Records in 1995 to release Surfmania; subsequent releases appeared on BMG subsidiary Milan Records.” [wiki]

“A Fascinating Blend of spaghetti western, shimmering psychedelia, pristine surf, latin rhythms, mysterious faraway places, and a tongue-in-cheek dash of lounge.”

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BOSS MARTIANS – Surfadelic Collection

Another Surfadelic favorite 90’s Hot Rod/Surfin’/Garage Punk gang, this time from the home of North-West garage, Seattle, Washington. Influenced by legendary sixties groups as The Trashmen, The Sonics, The Wailers, Astronauts, Paul Revere & The Raiders as well as [later  in career] with Small Faces, Elvis Costelo, Cheap Trick, MC5, they recorded bunch of singles and Lp’s for Dionysus, Hillsdale, Estrus, Screaming Apple…
Fronted by unbeatable guitar hero Evan Foster, BOSS MARTIANS have gone a longway from retro surfin’/hot rodders to garage punk/power pop hitmakers, but everything they did is always in the BOSS STYLE. This here is collection of some favorite instro & vocal tunes from their 45’s & Lp’s + couple of  rare demo trax. And remember… Dial M for Martians! I Am Your Radio. Dig!!!
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THE SWINGIN’ NECKBREAKERS – Rip It Up! [Surfadelic Collection]

Surfadelic “Best Of” collection of thee best garage punk gang in past two decade. Non-stop pounding  rock’n’roll action by these New Jersey action kids, covering favorite stuff from their five studio slabs.Fast & furious 60’s & 70’s inspired garage rock in tradition of The Sonics, Lyres, Real Kids, Devil Dogs, Ramones… MIGHTY Originals and COOL covers in unbeatable Neckbreakin’ style.Rip It, Rip It Up!!!

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Surfadelic Presents: RAW, STUPID & FUZZED-OUT !!! [60’s Punk]

Whoa dad! What’s up!?! Another Surfadelic 60’s Punk comp? Oh yeah! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Noooo… it’s RAW, STUPID & FUZZED-OUT!!! But why oh why!?! ‘Cause… “I dig that goddamn Rock ‘n’ Roll, The kinda stuff that don’t save souls”.
Look-a-here folks! Here you gotta deal with 84 minutes & 20 seconds of pure 60’s Punk dementia blast and its fun fun fun. If you wanna dance, dance, dance or cheer-up you neighborhood, this is the stuff.
I must humbly admit: This comp is way better than any Tim Warren’s Back From The Tomb volume. Why? ‘Cause I Said So! And… I’m not foolin’ around. You gotta check it out or be lame forever. You gotta dig, dig, DIG!!!
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