THE WAILERS – Livewire!! + Bonus Trax [Classic 60’s Garage]


”The true originators of garage punk,
the Sonics’ first inspiration,
ladies and gents, here are THE WAILERS”

From Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Washington came probably the very first garage band in history. The Wailers formed in 1958. as five piece instro-rock band by the mid 60’s they evolved in full blown garage rock gang. Performing saxophone-driven R&B and Chuck Berry, Little Richard rock & roll, they influenced such NW acts as The Ventures, The Sonics or The Kingsmen. They were the first to cover legendary Richard Berry song “Louie, Louie” in 1961. issued as first single on their own label Etiquette Records. You should already be familiar with killer tunes as fuzzed-out “Hang Up”, “Out Of Our Tree”, “Dirty Robber” later covered by The Sonics, DMZ, The Cramps, Mummies…  “Livewire” is kinda ‘best of’ collection of trax recorded from ’65-’67, mostly picked from their ’66 LP “Out Of Our Tree”. Surfadelic edition has 6 more trax and enchanced sound quality. So here you go with 22 trax of primal 60’s garage wailin’. Dig!!!





THE WAILERS – Wailers Wailers Everywhere [1965]

In the summer of 1964, the Wailers were adapting to the British Invasion. This was no more evident than on their fourth LP, “Wailers Wailers Everywhere,” one of the earliest American attempts at British-styled beat.
“This was a time that found the Wailers adjusting awkwardly to the changes wrought by the British Invasion, placing far more emphasis on vocal numbers and original material, with mixed results. For Wailers Wailers Everywhere, their first LP recorded after the onset of the British Invasion, the group members wrote most of the songs themselves. It was a change from previous Wailers efforts, as the sound usually reflected the influences of the Beatles and other early British Invasion stars like the Dave Clark Five, as well as some of the harmony rock of the Beach Boys and the Four Seasons.” [AMG]
Solid British flavoured garage/beat slab by these North-West 60’s punk legends. Fav tunes: The Wailer, Hold Back The Dawn, Tomorrow’s Another Day, Since You Been Gone You Better Believe It, Dig!!!