Famous 60's L.A. session
drummer known for participation and cooperation with such artists as
Beach Boys or Sinatra this time join forces with legendary songwriter
& producer Lee Hazlewood and create one of the best hot rod instrumental albums. There's a lot of great early Fuzztone guitar sound ! Dig!
This is the "Wild Bunch" of 7"ep's by some of the cult 60's punk groups: Moving Sidewalks [with young Bill Gibbons of ZZ Top], Third Bardo, Shadows of Knight, Brogues, Del-Vetts, Mourning Reign, Shady Daze and Sounds Unlimited. Ripped from multi colored vinyl in Surfadelic <360> sound !
A great pop-punk-psychedelic outfit from Denver, Colorado. Only the
first 45 appears on their album which is recommended. They first formed
in 1965 when they specialised in playing beat and R&B and they were a
regular attraction at local frat parties. Almost unbelievably they were
unearthed by Phil Spector who signed them to a management contract and a
giant publicity campaign was planned but never really materialised. A
year or so later That Acapulco Gold appeared on the local IP label and
Frank Slay, a local producer, bought the rights and released it on his
Chicory label. However, it was quickly leased to UNI and became the
band's best known song making the No. 70 spot. Although they never again
equalled this commercial success they continued to make some excellent
45s. One of the best, a beautifully crafted piece of pop-psych was
originally released as Fe Fi Fo Fum, but was almost immediately
withdrawn and reissued with a different title Blood Of Oblivion, even
securing a U.K. release (Polydor 56737). Tim Gilbert, the main
songwriter, also released a solo 45 Early October/If We Stick Together
(UNI 55045) 1967 - folkie fare which has been compared to Tim Buckley.
He would go into songwriting and his compositions (with J. Carter) would
appear on Hardwater (fellow Coloradans The Astronauts in disguise),
Yankee Dollar, Horses and Strawberry Alarm Clock LPs. Their album
includes the first 45 and Discount City, a sorta bluesy honky tonk,
which was the 'A' side of their third 45. Aside from an almost four
minute medley of Shake, Knock On Wood and Respect, other notable songs
include a pretty good cover of Stephen Stills' For What Its Worth, a
fuzzy Taxman-like song called Weatherman and an Eastern-style slice of
psychedelia, Snow And Ice And Burning Sand. However, the album's finest
moment was In My Mind Lives A Forest (the flip to their first 45) - an
exquisite slice of pop-psychedelia. Recommended. Compilation appearances
have included: Absurd Bird on Kicks & Chicks (LP); Make Me Laugh on
Of Hopes And Dreams & Tombstones (LP) and Psychedelic Unknowns,
Vol. 7 (LP & CD); That Acapulco Gold on Psychedelic Visions (CD); In
My Mind Lives A Forest on Psychedellc Archives, Vol. 6 and Acid and
Flowers (CD); and Fe Fi Fo Fum on Highs In The Mid Sixties, Vol. 18
(LP). ~ by Vernon Joynson / Max Waller (Fuzz Acid & Flowers).
60's Garage pop winners ripped from the original Lp in Surfadelic style baby! Best sound on the net.
Incredible 1960s recordings, the missing link between rockabilly & garage punk. Carter's style is like a tortured Gene Vincent backed by the Seeds, or like Roky Erickson if he sported a quiff. A true punk Elvis. Sizzlin' Hot! Dig!
Australian garage band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965.
They evolved from The Mustangs, a surf music instrumental/dance band and
by early 1966 they were one of the most popular beat bands in
Adelaide.They were heavily influenced by British invasion bands like The
Pretty Things, Yardbirds, Rolling Stones as well as some black
Rock'n'Roll, R'n'B of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James
and Robert Johnson. In 1966. their raw, fuzzed-out, debut
singl,"Undecided"/"War or Hands Of Time" was released and climb the
charts to became a local hit. First lp came in '67 on Astor Records with
their next 45Buried and Dead & other great trax like But One
Day or Hot Gully Wind. This comp. represents the best period of their
career before progressive experiences of the later years. Dig!