Half vocal/half instrumental collection of rare 50's & 60's tunes, B-sides and stuff by "The King Of The Surf Guitar". Interesting versions of The Wedge [A Run For Life], Taco Wagon [Trompet Version] and Let's Go Trippin' [Eight Till Midnight], Bo Didliesque instro Jungle Fever, Del Tone Rock and many cool vocal rockers. Only Raw & Wyld! Dig!!![Special Tanx to DooWopDaddyO !]
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Satan's Sadists (also known as Nightmare Bloodbath) is a 1969 biker film directed by Al Adamson and starring Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story, The Haunting) big brother of Larry Tamblyn from THE STANDELLS.
The music for the film was composed by Harley Hatcher and performed by Hatcher, Paul Wibier ["Satan Theme"] and the Nightriders. It's a mixture of bubblegum, acid rock and some groovy instrumentals.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Yep! Another biker flick soundtrack. Nor garage nor hot rod, but some late 60's rock and psych. Featuring here are East-West Pipeline, an pretty obscure act from Colorado, Dewey Martin [once a drummer for Buffalo Springfield], Texas psychedelic act Fever Tree, Songwriter Rabbit MacKay with one of the stand out tunes - Tendency To Be Free. Other highlights: Angels Die Hard [instro], Changes, You Could Be, Kern County Line, Nancy's Theme, Indian Child... Ride On!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
!!! FUZZ !!!
!!! CYCLES !!!
!!! SEX !!!
!!! VIOLENCE !!!
!!! FUN !!!
Aside from "The Wild Angels" soundtrack, this is the best film score made by Davie Allan and Mike Curb. In only 17 minutes you're gonna get FUZZED-OUT of your minds for the rest of the week. So, be prepared for < 720 > SUPER-MONO-SONIC Vinyl Rip executed by "Hell-Rider" unbeatable Mr.E himself. Rated "R" [Beware If You're Underage!], Dig!!!
[This Re-post is inspired by cool review at monstermoviemusic.blogspot]
"No One Can Stop Them,
Even Devil Disowns Them!"
The Skulls, a biker gang led by Cody [John Cassavetes!!!]
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
More rare & unreleased recordings from "The King Of Growling Guitar". This time you got to deal with [mostly] his mid 60's stuff and colaborations with Fender Benders, Spiders, Moon Men and Bunker Hill. Lottsa cool instros & vocals Link Wray style - Drag Strip, Baby Doll, Run Boy Run, The Earth is Crying , Some Kind of Nut... Dig Boy, Dig!!!
Robert Gordon retains the energy and menace that he brought to his earlier rockabilly-based work, only here he aims in part for a more mature and vulnerable sound, amid the rock & roll posturing. Not that he wimps out -- there are lots of hard, solid rockabilly and country tunes here, but Gordon seems deliberately to have filled side one of the LP with such numbers as "Are You Gonna Be the One," "She's Not Mine Anymore," and "Someday, Someway," all steeped in a level of romantic angst that seems deeper than anything heard before from this artist; the effect is as intense as being in the presence of a pressure cooker that's about to blow, and some the most interesting (as well as some of the best) work of Gordon's career. Otherwise, this is a beautifully diverse album in its range of sounds, all worthwhile; in addition to his backing by the Wildcats on the rock & roll numbers, Gordon gets some superb country accompaniment from a brace of Nashville-based players and singers (who accompany him very tastefully on the ballads). Also included among the support musicians is future David Letterman-alumnus Paul Shaffer, incidentally, fresh from his work with the Blues Brothers. Among the country songs, the Dorsey Burnette co-authored "Standing on the Outside of Her Door," in particular, is one of the greatest Elvis Presley records that Elvis never recorded, and at the other extreme is "Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die," a pounding, surging original that, had it come out a decade or more later, might've been grabbed up for a movie soundtrack. And in between is "Drivin' Wheel," a T-Bone Burnett co-written number that could almost pass for a lost Carl Perkins side. [Bruce Eder]
Kinda little bit polished [ya know 80's sound] but still pretty solid R-Billy/Pop from this legendary retro rocker 5th Lp. Someday, Someway... Dig!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
After moving to San Marcos in 1955, Roy Head along with San Marcos native Tommy Bolton, formed a musical group in 1957 known as The Traits/aka Roy Head and The Traits who would record and perform for the next nine years. The original group consisted of fellow high school students Head (vocals), Tommy Bolton (rhythm guitar) (1941–2003), Gerry Gibson (drums), Dan Buie (piano), Clyde Causey (lead guitar), and Bill Pennington (bass). When Causey joined the military he was replaced by George Frazier (1941–1996) just before the band started their recording career at Tanner N Texas (TNT) Recording Company, owned by Bob Tanner and located in San Antonio. The Traits had several regional hits at TNT with songs such as "One More Time", "Live It Up", both released in 1959, and "Summertime Love" (1960), establishing themselves in the late 1950s and the early 1960s as one of the premier teenage Texas-based rock and roll bands while playing the concert, sock hop, college and university and dance hall circuits throughout Texas. [wiki]
ROY HEAD early Texas R'n'R/R-Billy recordings. You need more HEAD, Dig!