This Surfadelic compilation is dedicated to 70’s & 80’s punk and new wave bands those who dared to cover some of their 60’s heroes like The Sonics, The Seeds, the Standells, The Wailers, The Kingsmen, The Music Machine, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Chocolate Watchband, The Shadows of Knight, The Doors…
As you know many 70’s punkers were fans of 60’s mod & garage rock bands. Boston garage punkers DMZ were one of the first to dig into 60’s punk legacy. Wayne County of The Electric Chairs is a big fan of sixties garage bands, Nuggets and stuff and made maybe the definitive version of The Electric Prunes ’67 classic “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night”. The Cramps create their whole style and career around the covers of 50’s & 60’s r-billy, trash and garage loosers. Some bands like UK The Inmates, a pub rockers which were not expected to dig US garage rock but did just that with cool cover of The Standells hit “Dirty Water”. You’re already familiar with Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin silky cover of the Seeds “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine”. NY proto-punkers The Dictators covered “California Sun” well before their neighbors the Ramones. Bebe Buell [ya know Bebe?] sings “My Little Red Book” anyone cares? There’s an really cool cover of “I Never Loved Her” [originaly by The Starfires from Pebbles 8] by The Vogue, little known new wave group from Vienna. Todd Clark Group did a great job with Paul Revere & The Raiders hit “Hungry”. Also you can hear Hollywood Brats doin’ The Kinks’ “I Need You”, The Undertones cover of CWB classic “Let’s Talk About Girls”, Pagans with “Little Black Egg” etc. The most recent cover is from 1990. by my fav garage punkers The Devil Dogs doin’ great cover of The Shadows of Knight classic “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”. 26 trax of supercool garage-punk-new wave action Surfadelic style! Enjoy!
… And when ya think you know it all you’re dead wrong baby.
Here’s somethin’ you couldn’t even dream of. Grrrreeat sounding bootleg of unreleased ’82 live show from Clutch Cargo’s Detroit, featuring Terry Graham of The Gun Club on drums. The Cramps are on top of their game with psychotic interplanetary perfomance of infamous garage punk-a-billy underground hits as New Kind Of Kick, Goo Goo Muck, Potentate Of Love, You Got Good Taste, Five Years Ahead Of My Time, Zombie Dance, Mystery Plane, Sunglasses After Dark, Garbage Man, The Way I Walk… 18 trax of de Lux extravaganza. Hey baby say… Dig!!!
”I got somethin’ to say to you and you better listen
I’m’a tell ya how to be cool in one easy lesson…”
[Special thanx to JP STOOGES for this supercool vinyl rip!!!]
“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!!!
One of those legendary Cramps bootlegs recorded live at Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland, 21 April 1986. It was great “A Date With Elvis” era tour and The Cramps rumble real hard this time with female bass player. Sound quality is real cool, so you gotta ask yourself one question, How Far Can Too Far Go? “Shake that thing I’ll buy you a diamond ring” Dig !!!
A1 Heartbreak Hotel
A3 How Far Can Too Far Go?
A4 The Hot Pearl Snatch
A5 People Ain’t No Good
A6 Cornfed Dames
B1 What’s Inside A Girl?
B2 Blue Moon Baby
B3 Georgia Lee Brown
B4 Lonesome Town
B5 Do The Clam
B6 Aloha From Hell
B7 (Hot Pool Of) Womanneed
C1 Love Me / The Most Exhalted Potentate Of Love
C2 You Got Good Taste
C3 T.V. Set
C4 Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
D1 Surfin’ Bird
D2 Human Fly / Sunglasses After Dark
D3 It’s Just That Song
Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
Hey kids, I wanna share with ya some really rare stuff snatched somewhere on the net long time ago. This thing shoulda be the mighty Cramps rehearsals for “Big Beat From Badsville” circa ’96. What’s interesting, one track is pretty unknown never heard before, I entitled it “A Place To Die” [pretty creepy ha !?!] ’cause just couldn’t understand whatta hell Lux sings about [some weird shit for sure]. Anyways, there’s never enough of The Cramps stuff. So here you are Dig !!!
Great sounding ’88 bootlegs, Great band, Great performances. Primitive!!!
Yo! Check this out!
“I say “buzz buzz buzz” and it’s just becuz”
Raw-ass rare Live & Demo stuff from the best Garage-Billy band in the world.
These tracks are taken from rare tapes that were traded back in the day and have been cleaned up and remastered for this release. Also has cool soundbites and radio spots for some choice drive-in/exploitation mvies in between tracks.
Already released as bootleg Lp “Trash Is Neat #5: The Band That Time Forgot”, but this version has more trax. Oo Wee Baby! Dig!!!
01 Problem Child
02 Weekend On Mars
03 Louie Louie
04 Baby Blue Rock
05 Everybody’s Movin’
06 Rocket In My Pocket
07 Oo Wee Baby
08 Hanky Panky
09 Five Years Ahead Of My Time
11 The Lowdown
13 Hurricane Fighter Plane
14 Blue Moon Baby
15 Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White
17 O Ma Liddy
18 Devil With A Blue Dress On
19 You’ll Never Change Me
20 The Bacon Fat
21 What’s Inside A Girl