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Sunday, March 31, 2013

MESSERSCHMITT - Rockafe [2003]

*************    MESSERSCHMITT    *************

Comback album with new line-up brings a wyld bunch of classic R'n'R covers of Them, Flamin' Groovies, Dr.Feelgood, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Mose Allison, Rolling Stones etc. Blues infected garage highway rock, all covers lp with inflamable gasoline touch. Dig!

2.Riot in cell block no. 9 
3.2000 light years from home 
4.Parchman farm 
5.Standing At The Crossroads
6.Teenage head 
7.Back in the night 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

MESSERSCHMITT - Lussy [1988]

Legendary '88 Demo Tapes for this Highway rockers plus 3 bonus trax from cult garage punk compilation  Bombardiranje New Yorka. We Are The Road Crew! Dig!

Have A Little Faith In Me
I Don't Like This Games

Friday, March 29, 2013

MESSERSCHMITT - Foxxin' [1990]



Legendary KILLER debut Lp for this high-flyin' highway rockers. Formed in Pula, Croatia [ex Yugoslavia] in 1987. by Miro Kusacic [guitar, vocals], they played some kind of Highway Rock influenced by raw Blues/Punk/Garage with touch of Motorhead, Flamin Groovies, MC5, New York Dolls, Thin Lizzy... In the first part of their career they issued two great Lp's Foxxin' [1990] and Shake That Thing [1993] which gained a cult status over the years. Among furious originals there's cool covers of John Lee Hooker and Troups ''Route 66''. They are my all-time favorites and I put 'em up there with my Stooges, Dolls, Ramones, Mc5... records. 
Listen punks, if you want some real Highway Rock'n'Roll action, one hell of a ride, than sit on the B.S. and ... Bend Over, I'll Drive! Foxxin'

Miss Jackie Daniels

Plastic Eyes

Route 66

Thursday, March 28, 2013

MESSERSCHMITT - Shake That Thing [1993]

Re-post of their 2nd Lp with high-octane Garage/Blues/Punk covers of Willy Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Rolling Stones, and KILLER originals. If you dig Mc5, Flamin' Groovies or Motorhead, check this out! Shake!

 Jim Beam Boogie Stomp
 Floating In The Air

MESSERSCHMITT - Moonlight Starlight (2005)


High-octane mix of Garage-Blues-Punk and Hard Rock from Pula, Croatia. Somethin' like a cross between Mc5 and Motorhead, with smell of gasoline. Maximum Highway Rock. Dig!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

THE MILKSHAKES - 20 Rock and Roll Hits [1984]

Repost of this great garage tribute to the wyld 50's & 60's R'n'R/Beat music done by Billy Childish and crew. This is the first Milkshakes record I dug long time ago and this is my contribution to celebration of The Beatles ''Please Please Me'' 50th anniversary [Wow!] Dig! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thee Cybermen - Strange And Cruel [1997] + Peabrain 7'' [1995]

                              THEE CYBERMEN                               

More Garage/Beat coolness from this English crew Influenced by the music of Medway Garage bands The Milkshakes and The Prisoners. Vinyl Rip, Dig!

Snake Eyed Lucy

Sunday, March 24, 2013

THE MATADORS - Get Down From The Tree [1966 - 68]

Formed in Prague, Czechoslovakia in early 1965 from Fontana (The Fontanas), with members from Pra-Be and Komety (The Comets). Fontana's manager (and until early 1965 also their drummer) Wilfried Jelinek secured a promotional deal with an East German manufacturer of sound equipment and music instruments. Since the group began to use an electronic organ named Matador, they changed their name accordingly to promote it. The Matadors performed exclusively in East Germany until April 1966, their live repertoire consisted mostly of cover versions from popular beat groups like The Who, The Kinks or The Small Faces. Between 1966 and 1968 Supraphon released two Matadors singles and two EPs, another two tracks appeared on an album compilation. The earlier original compositions were sung by Kahovec ("Sing A Song Of Sixpence", "Snad jednou ti dám") or Mišík ("Malej zvon co mám", "Don't Bother Me", "Old Mother Hubbard"). With lead singer Sodoma they recorded their only album in May and June 1968. The material on the album includes instrumentals as well as vocal tracks sung in English. They recorded their own songs and covered R&B standards like "I Think It’s Gonna Work Out Fine" or Junior Walker's "Shotgun". The Matadors also covered Smokey Robinson’s "My Girl" and Bob Dylan’s "It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue" in Them's soulful arrangement. Original material includes "Hate Everything Except Of Hatter" [sic], "Indolence" and "Get Down From The Tree", which is featured on Rhino Records’ Nuggets II compilation. Hladík, the most inventive Czechoslovak rock guitarist of that time, was hailed as the "Czech Eric Clapton". [wiki]
Interesting collection of this Chech 60's garage/beat group gathers some fine fuzzed-up R&B originals and even psych, as well as some covers of classics they learned from Radio Luxembourg. Get Down!

THE KNICKERBOCKERS - Hits, Rarities, Unissued Cuts And More...

As requested, here's a definitive 36 trax two cd collection of this New Jersey "Beatlesque" frat-rock, garage-pop group, famous for their '65. hit single ''Lies''. Some pretty cool pop tunes here. Dig!!! Cd1 / Cd2

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sylvain Sylvain - Sylvain Sylvain [1979]

                              SYLVAIN SYLVAIN                             

Sylvain Sylvain post NY Dolls R'n'R/Power Pop solo effort. Syl fronts his own band in the wake of the Dolls and reinvents himself as a new wave-pop-first wave rock n'roller-balladeer. You can hear the Dolls here and there, this record features "Teenage News" which was worked up in a late period NYD incarnation. Syl trades in the distorted Doll's guitars for an acoustic and piano based sound and some real great understated production via Jon Bon Jovi's cousin, Tony Bongiovi. There's lots of great touches: handclaps, imitation girl-group harmonies, gang vocals... Pure R'n'R fun record. Dig!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Cavestompers! - Introducing... [2008]

                          THE CAVESTOMPERS!                         

It's great to hear a brand new record that gives off electric sparks and a palpable sense of the teenage spirit that lies behind all great rock'n'roll sounds. The Cavestompers, six guys of Russian origin, from the city of Moscow, affirm these essential qualities more than most on today's scene. Indeed, such emanations seem to flow freely from them, bringing forth a vital freshness and bold sustenance to the world of the modern beat groove. On this, their debut long-player, 'Introducing', The Cavestompers have woven together a truly fine tapestry of sounds - much of it resonating from the valves of vintage 'Eastern Bloc' electronic technology, and instrumentation - breathing new life into familiar noises; building a thumping, swaggering collection of authentic future dance-party favourites in the process. The influence and style of punk rock isn't so far away, and hand in hand with the proclamations of the original Rolling Stones-era have been bound together in The Cavestompers' style to form what we can term today as 'the new breed'. So without any further ado, crank up your music machine, cue the disc and let your hips shake, your bootheels stomp and your head swirl, for as the boys in the band are proud to shout out loud: 'we all can't stop the stomp'! [Lenny Helsing]

Garage Punk atraction from Moscow diggin' into the legacy of 60's garage beat & 80's Garage Revival. Requested by caveman78.  Dig! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

THE NEW COLONY SIX - At The River's Edge [1966/67]

Chicago's New Colony Six originally emerged as a tough, British Invasion-styled outfit prominently featuring Farfisa organ and a novel (at the time) Leslie guitar. Scoring a huge local hit with "I Confess," their early recordings exemplified by their 1966 debut album, Breakthrough featured first-class original material that gave the sound of Them and the Yardbirds a more commercial American garage-based, vocal harmony approach. The rest of the '60s saw the band gradually abandoning its roots for middle-of-the-road pop with horns and strings. Continuing to rack up major local hits and minor national ones, they finally cracked the U.S. Top 30 with "Love You So Much" (1968) and "Things I'd Like to Say" (1969). [AMG]

Real Cool Garage/Pop sounds from this Chicago outfit, gathered from their first two Lp's Breakthrough '66 and Colonization '67 plus bunch of 45's. Some trax are Vinyl Ripped from colored vinyl [most trax are from Cd rip!] by Surfadelic. Dig!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over [1963 - 1967]

                              THE GUESS WHO                                

Before they burst into the mainstream with pop hits like "These Eyes" and "American Woman," the Guess Who were the garage-rocking pride of Winnipeg, Manitoba. This 24-track anthology SHAKIN' ALL OVER is the first compilation of the Guess Who's singles and unreleased tracks, from their formation in 1963 to their signing to RCA Records in late 1967. It's very clear at certain points they're still developing their style, including their taste in covers, but they generally sound very appealing, both when they rock hard and when they indulge in candy-coated melodies. In fact, they can rock pretty damn hard, not just on the title song, but on another Johnny Kidd cover called "Baby Feelin'," Johnny Otis' "Tuff E Nuff," Randy Bachman's great "Believe Me" (which sounds a bit like early MC5) and "It's My Pride," plus Burton Cummings' great "If You Don't Want Me," while on the other end of the spectrum, Bachman's instrumental British Invasion tribute "Made in England' is pretty endearing, as is the sweet (albeit dippy) "Stop Teasing Me". This set includes two previously unreleased songs and a number of rarities including a beautiful cover of Buffalo Springfield's "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong," written by another veteran of the Winnipeg garage rock scene, Neil Young. Dig!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Al Casey - Jivin Around [1961 - 1963]

                                       AL CASEY                                       

Longtime session guitarist Al Casey is most noted for the records he made with producer Lee Hazlewood, with artists like Duane Eddy and Sanford Clark. He also has made numerous records on his own, reaching his commercial peak in the early 1960s, when a few of his instrumental (or mostly instrumental) surf and R&B-rock singles made the Top Hundred. In the 1960s and 1970s he worked often as a session player in Los Angeles, and was still putting out records under his own name in the 1990s. Casey was still in his teens when he started working with Hazlewood in Phoenix, introducing Lee to Sanford Clark, whose hit "The Fool" was produced by Hazlewood. Casey's band backed Clark on the singer's records, as well as other discs cut by Hazlewood. Casey was in Eddy's band, the Rebels, in which he played the piano, although he's more known for his guitar playing. Casey also wrote one of Eddy's earliest hits, "Ramrod," as well as cowriting another Eddy hit, "Forty Miles of Bad Road," with Duane. In the early 1960s Casey was dividing his time between sessions in L.A. and Phoenix, and working with his own group, the Al Casey Combo. Somewhat surprisingly, considering his twangy background with Eddy and the surf recordings in his near future, his first successes were with bluesy instrumental rock singles with a jazzy organ groove (played by Casey himself). "Cookin'" made #92 on the pop chart, while a similar follow-up, "Jivin' Around," did a little better, getting to #71 pop and #22 in the R&B listings. 
In 1963, however, he and Hazlewood rode the surf craze and cut an entire surf LP, much of which featured Hazlewood compositions, and all of which had respectably tough reverberant guitar by Casey. A single from the album, "Surfin' Hootenanny" (with almost incidental female vocals by the K-C-Ettes, aka the Blossoms), became Casey's biggest hit, making #48; top L.A. session dudes Leon Russell (organ) and Hal Blaine (drums) were present on many or all of the tracks. Casey's solo career petered out when the small independent label he recorded for, Stacy, closed shop around the beginning of 1964. Casey found a lot of work, though, as a session man, on recordings by artists including the Beach Boys, Eddy Arnold, and Frank Sinatra. He also ran a music store in Hollywood in the late 1960s, and played as a member of the band on Dean Martin's television show. In the mid-'90s he made a solo recording for Bear Family, Sidewinder. [Richie Unterberger] Dig!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

THE OPEN MIND - The Open Mind [1969]

As a defining point of the UK psychedelic / progressive rock crossover, the Open Mind's sole album is the perfect specimen. With a singing style rooted in the freakbeat era, rather than the operatic tenor screams hard rock ushered in, and acidic duel guitars, heavier than Those of a typical psychedelic act, The Open Mind filled the gap between the beginning of one era and the end of another. "Magic Potion" is unarguably their greatest moment. Its monotonous rhythm guitar anticipates the stoner rock of Hawkind while double bass drum Fills and doom-laden fuzz guitar ragas combine bombastic rock power with Eastern-influenced psychedelia. Magnificent! "Girl, I'm So Alone" - a remake of the lineup early Open Mind, mod band The Drag Set's "Get Out of My Way" - harks back to a 1967 feel. [AMG]

One of the best U.K. Freakbeat/Pysch el pees and one of my favs. Almost every track is a winner. A MUST for Freakbeat freaks. Surfadelic goes Psychedelic! Dig!!!


Friday, March 15, 2013

LOOKING BACK - 80 Mod, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets

Ask many listeners to define mod rock, and they'll refer to bands like the Who, the Creation, and numerous others from the U.K. that merged guitar-driven pop/rock with edgy elements like distortion and outrage that anticipated aspects of psychedelia. Some of that's on this 3-CD compilation, but in truth, the mod scene also encompassed soul, R&B-rock, reggae, jazzy R&B-pop-go-go music, and other bits and pieces. All of those styles are reflected on this ambitious anthology, which deliberately emphasizes the more obscure mid- to-late-'60s records falling under this umbrella. There are a few big names (though none as big as, say, the Who or Small Faces) here, and some fairly well-known second-line British Invasion bands (the Mojos, the Sorrows, John's Children, the post-Stevie Winwood Spencer Davis Group). But most of these acts had limited or no commercial success, and you'd be hard-pressed to find many collectors who already had most of this in their collections, even though some of these cuts have come out on specialist reissues. As a trawl through off-the-beaten path material from or related to the mod/freakbeat scene (the U.K. version, with a few Australian tracks thrown in), it's well packaged, with detailed liner notes and a few previously unissued cuts.At the same time, this doesn't make for one of the better overall mod compilations, either as a starter anthology or for specialists dedicated to digging deeper. The selections are representative of points among the mod spectrum, yet for the most part rather average in quality, explaining to some degree why they have seldom or never been anthologized. It's also true that the standouts tend to be some of the cuts that have already done the rounds to deserved acclaim for years, like the Syndicats' tremendous rave-up "Crawdaddy Simone," and the early sides by John's Children (who, for all the derision directed at their supposed marginal talents, had a better eye for catchy songs than most of the competition here). 
A few rarities by big names aren't as exciting as you might hope, like the two early R&B-oriented Arthur Brown songs (credited to the Arthur Brown Set) from a French movie soundtrack, or the tracks from late in the Sorrows' career. Is that too harsh? Probably, considering the compilers deliberately set out to provide stuff that would be relatively or wholly unfamiliar, and certainly succeeded in doing so. Depending on your taste, you'll probably find at least a few tracks that are nuggets in quality as well as rarity, strong contenders being the Quiet Five's nervous Merseybeat ("Tomorrow I'll Be Gone"); the Others' cover of Bo Diddley's "Oh Yeah!" (which could have been an inspiration for the Shadows of Knight's version); soulman J.J. Jackson's "Come See Me" (which he co-wrote and was more famously recorded as a Pretty Things single); the Alan Brown Set's "Jou de Massacre (The Killing Game)," another refugee from a French soundtrack (which zanily alternates between jazzy freakbeat and rather smooth soul balladeering); and Ray Singer's weirdly brooding "What's Done Has Been Done," which merges mod with Tom Jones and spy movie music. And it seems like almost everywhere you turn, there are obscure appearances by artists who became famous in other contexts, like Steve Howe in the In Crowd; T.S. McPhee in John Lee's Groundhogs; Lemmy in the Rockin' Vickers; Bon Scott in the Valentines (on a cover of Soft Machine's "Love Makes Sweet Music"), and future Deep Purple members Roger Glover and Ian Gillan in Episode Six. [Richie Unterberger]  
MOD OVERDOSE in three acts. Dig!!!  Disc1 / Disc2 / Disc3

Granpa's Gully Rock - 25 R&B Dynamite Gems Vol.2

                  GRANPA'S GULLY ROCK vol.2                  

More ace stuff in vol.2 of this cool 50's/60's R&B comp. Dig!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Tell-Tale Hearts - Later That Same Night In Springfield [Live! '86]

                       THE TELL-TALE HEARTS                       

Mo' Live '86 stuff from Primitive A Go-Go club, Springfield. This is live vol.2
Dedicated to Aaron "The Dude" [he he!]. Dig!

The Tell-Tale Hearts - A Bitchin Boss Rave Up With [Live! 1986]

                       THE TELL-TALE HEARTS                       

Garage Revival rama-lama recorded live on one track reel to reel tape at the Primitive A Go-Go, Springfield, Missouri, 1986. This is vol.1 of Live in Springfield album series on the Australian label Corduroy, issued in '97.
Requested by "Dude". Rave Up!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

THE TROGGS - From Nowhere [1966]

Their '66. debut [with an alternative track listing] plus bonus  trax. Check out cool Garage/Mod groove in Your Love [covered by Mummies], I Just Sing, From Home [cov. by DMZ], Our Love Will Still Be There, I Want You [later covered by MC5 as "I Want You Right Now" on "Kick Out The Jams" Lp], I Can't Control Myself [Fuzztones, Ramones...], Gonna Make You, and yeah Wild Thing! Dig!

ANIMATED EGG - Guitar Freakout [1967/68]

60's Psychedelic instro venture of a legendary session guitar-slinger JERRY COLE. Freaky fuzzy guitars from the great Jerry Cole working here under the name of The Animated Egg not a real group, but a one-off studio project! The music is much trippier than Jerry's famous surf work more fuzz on the amps, and a romping sort of rhythm that often takes these tunes right into Cherrystones funky rock territory, which is always treat for ears like ours and the music veers between hard 60s instrumentals and modder Now Sound territory thanks to some burning organ alongside the tight guitar and drums. The original rare album has been really expanded here with a full bonus set of work from related Jerry Cole Groups who include The Generation Gap, T Swift & The Electric Bag, and The Projection Company. ''I Said, She Said, Ah Cid''.

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