This is one of my favorite compilation lp’s I bought in the early 90’s. It’s a collection of singles issued by famous BOMP records in 70’s & 80’s featuring classic Power Pop & Punk acts as Plimsouls, 20-20, Flamin’ Groovies, Shoes, Surf Trio, Barracudas, Stiv Bators, Jeff Dahl, DMZ, Sky Saxon & SS-20, Zeros and Iggy & The Stooges. The concept is: first side power pop, the other side – garage punk, just simple as that and pressed on blue translucent vinyl. Already have posted it on my old blog and here it comes again. Some KILLER STUFF indeed. Dig!!!
”This London-based Anglo-American band was formed in 1979 and scored a U.K. chart hit in 1980 with the neo-surf song “Summer Fun.” Their punkish attitude comes from a red-hot, enthusiastic amateurism. The band melded together the sounds of pop surfers like Jan & Dean with hip urban post-garage rockers like Flamin’ Groovies and song-oriented ’60s ensembles like the Byrds. The result of this formula is infectious, unexpected, and raw. This collection comprises demos, outtakes, and alternate versions from the same era as the Drop Out and Meantime LPs.”
“Rougher and rawer than this old English power pop quartet’s otherwise fun singles and LPs, this 71-minute, 25-track collection of earlier demos, outtakes, and other rarities replaces such works as 1981’s Drop Out and 1983’s Mean Time as the definitive statement on a truly underrated ’60s-infested band. The Barracudas were looking back in the midst of a punk revolution — covering Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Little Red Book” just like Love or the Standells — and succeeding just the same, probably because, like the unrelated but not totally dissimilar mod revival bands of the time, they brought a purely modern crunch and crackle to the thick guitars underneath the songs about girls. This is boy/girl punkish pop before it became an ’80s/’90s staple”[Jack Rabid]
”Your Plymouth dealer is a dealing man, Yeah, Yeah I’m a Plymouth dealer dealing man Right now I’m giving the best deal ever on that view Plymouth Bacarruda…”
These UK surf-punkers were a part of early 80’s garage revival scene. They recorded several LPs and 45’s [with ”Drop Out With The Barracudas” as their most famous slab], style ranged from surf influenced punk to power pop. This here is a ’85 Franch Lp collection of their early singles with surf-punk anthems as Summer Fun, His Last Summer, Surfers Are Back, Chevy Baby, Kgb, I Can’t Pretend, Rendez-Vous… From my point of view, this is their best slab, A MUST, dont miss it. Vinyl Rip by Surfadelic!
”…I dont care for the rest of the year This is what I wanna do The sun is out The feelings right It’s all up to you In the sun, summer fun”