”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!!!
…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!
”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!!!
Always late never on time, Surfadelic wish ya all Merry XXX-mas and Happy Holidays!!! …And yeah, check the present down there… Dig!!!
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!!!
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 !!!
“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!!!