lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

SPIRIT - Blues From The Soul [USA rock 90s]

Following the success of the initial trawl through the vaults of the Randy California estate, Acadia presents a blues tinged and influenced collection by Spirit's guitar genius. A two CD set featuring Ed Cassidy, Spirit's drum legend and Randy's father-in-law as well as ex Jo Jo Gunne member Matt Andes brother of original Spirit member Mark Andes. Well over 2 hours of music, 35 tracks in all, from one of the guitar greats who left an amazing amount of music never available previously.


Various Artists - From The Velvet to The Voidoids [U.S. Punk Rock Roots 1970-1978]

This double disc set features key pre-punk bands, such as The Velvet Underground, Ramones, The Stooges, MC5, Alice Cooper, The Modern Lovers, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Television, Blondie, Dead Boys, Dictators, Pere Ubu, Devo, Richard Hell & The Voidoids and more!

Punk Rock Roots

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011

Johnny Thunders - Panic on Sunset Strip [Recorded live at The Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, April 4, 1987] [2000 Munster Records]

Very nice live show from the Roxy Theatre, Hollywood California, January 4, 1987. This is the same show as the CDs In The Flesh, Hollywood Babylon and One For The Road and the video Panic On Sunset Strip. Good sound, the band is hot and Johnny sounds tight. Tracks 9-13 are Johnny solo on acoustic guitar and the rest are with the band. This has all the faves except Chinese Rocks!

martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - Live At The Quarter Note Lounge - New Orleans - July, 26 1977

This recording hailing from July 1977 was one of the many partial reunions that took place between 1976 and 2006. The line up features key members Dino Valenti and Gary Duncan. Songs performed at the concert included staples of the Quicksilver live repertoire including Who Do You Love and Mona alongside lesser known songs Bittersweet Love and Cowboy On The Run from the bands reunion album Solid Silver.

lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2011

DAVE BERRY - This Strange Effect [UK R&B 1963-1966] 2 CD

Digitally remastered two CD collection featuring the Sheffield singer's complete early recordings for Decca from 1963 to 1966. Comprising 57 tracks drawn from two albums, two scarce EPs, a raft of singles and some rare Decca compilation LPs; kicking off with two previously unissued pre-Decca demos by Berry with Joe Browns Bruvvers (produced by Mickie Most in 1963!) and includes the #1 smash 'The Crying Game' as well as 'Memphis Tennessee', 'My Baby Left Me', 'Baby Its You' and 'One Heart Between Two'.

LINCOLN ST. EXIT - Drive It [USA 1970] [15 bonus]

Lincoln St. Exit were New Mexico's lead garage/psych band of the late '60s/early '70s, one of the few Indian Native American groups. All four members were New Mexico Sioux. Time Has Come Gonna Die reflects the times & the Vietnam era vibe hanging over the U.S. - Kinda creepy, kinda doomy....Their sole album "Drive It" released on Mainstream is now a sought after items of collectors interest. "Drive It" has a garage rock feel complete with wah-wah guitar and angry young man attitude.

Drive It + 15 bonus tracks

viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011

GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION - Live at Klooks Kleek [UK 1965]

Live recording from the legendary 'Klook's Kleek' from October 1964.

THE UNHEARD OF - Metaphysical Carnival [USA 1999] double single

Band from Richfield,Wisconsin offers 4 tracks (in two separete 7"s) of snarling,dark and psychedelic garage rock.


SPIRIT - Eventide [USA 1968-1970]

SPIRIT Eventide consisting primarily of previously unissued outtakes from 2 albums, 'Clear' and 'Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus', recorded between 1968 and 1970,

jueves, 11 de agosto de 2011

OSCAR & THE MAJESTICS - No Chance Baby! [USA garage 1963-1968] Sundazed 2011

Gary, Indiana is not a town known for being a rock & roll hot spot, so Oscar & The Majestics' status as the best band in town in the mid-'60s might not seem like much, but the recordings they left behind suggest they could have moved to a number of bigger, cooler cities and still been close to the top of the heap. Leader Oscar Hamod has a voice that capably fused soul and garage rock influences, his fierce, agile guitar work roared with energy and attitude, and his backing combo -- Robert Wheeler on rhythm guitar, Sam Hamod on bass, Vince Jacim on drums -- was a rock-solid rhythm section that could also deliver great harmonies. Oscar & the Majestics cut a handful of fine tunes for Chicago's USA Records label, which were included on Sundazed Records' 2009 collection 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60s Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records; on No Chance, Baby!, Sundazed fills the gaps in the band's history by including all their USA releases, as well as the singles the band released on their own label, delivering everything they released in the decade. This collection follows the Majestics as they evolved from R&B and blue-eyed soul into tougher rock & roll material, ending with their proto-psychedelic cover of "House of the Rising Sun." Despite the presence of red-hot covers of "I Can't Explain" and "Soul Finger," originals dominate this collection, though you might not guess that on first listen; while Oscar & the Majestics were clearly a talented band, their songwriting was quite derivative, and "Why-O" bears a certain resemblance to "Stranded in the Jungle," "I Feel Good" favors "Til the End of the Day," "Fanny Brown" pretty much is "Farmer John," and "Come on Willie" could pass for a speeded-up "Hang on Sloopy" in dim light. But if the band didn't have a gift for dreaming up great riffs, they could play the hell out of anything they approached, and No Chance, Baby proves that Gary's finest were one of the great acts on the Midwest teen scene in the mid-'60s. If you dig pre-psych raunch played with fire and precision, this will earn a favored spot on your personal playlist.

Oscar & the Majestics - Demo

jueves, 4 de agosto de 2011

LORD ROCHESTER - Asturian Sessions [2011]

Formed in Scotland in 2007, Lord Rochester is probably the best and most genuine pure ‘n’ primitive rhythm & blues combo from the British scene in the last years. Their sound, obviously inspired by the raw late 50’s Chess sound -especially Bo Diddley- is a breath of fresh air, full of energy and great savoir faire.
The band is commanded by the legendary Russ Wilkins (Pop Rivets, Milshakes, The Wildebeests) on guitar and vocals and crewed by the charming Lady Muck on bass and vocals, and the elegant Siberian Tim on drums and vocals. From their influences the sound of this original trio is surprising and authentic, and they have convinced the majority of the underground scene. After a successfull spell in London and Scottish pubs, they released their first album, Hey! In May’09. Their performances guarantee passion, a great sound and elegance.


HUMAN SWITCHBOARD - Who's landing in my hangar [USA 1981]

The Human Switchboard formed in 1977 when Bob Pfeifer met Myrna Marcarian at Syracuse University. They spent that summer back in Cleveland, where Pfeifer grew up. They, along with drummer Ron Metz, recorded an EP of four songs, enlisting David Thomas of Pere Ubu to mix the tapes. The EP was self released during that fall............ an IRS label subsidiary name Faulty Products signed the Human Switchboard to what was to become their only studio LP. It was aptly named 'Who's Landing in My Hangar'. The two tracks recorded for Rough Trade ('Who's Landing in My Hangar?' and 'I Can Walk Alone') were included along with eight newer tunes. The bass playing chores on the new songs was shared among two players, Paul Hamann the studio engineer and the newest band member, Steve Calabria.


jueves, 28 de julio de 2011


Dope Idiots brings you 12 highly addictive garage rockers, full of crazy Fuzz guitars, Farfisa organ swirls and zappaesque lyrics.The Magnificent Brotherhood's unique songwriting style and their freak-out attitude make this album a musical upper, capturing wild up-tempo numbers, as well as some souly tracks too. Not denying the band's vintage and raw live sound Dope Idiots is serving some freash material, all written by Drewinski & Haegert.

PURPLE OVERDOSE - The Salmon's Trip [2000] cd version

Purple Overdose are reputedly one of the most authentic psych bands of the last decade or two, making it a shame they're based in a country not known for such things, heavily reducing their accessibility to Western European and American fans of the genre. Led by vocalist/guitarist Costas Constantinou, they've been around since the late '80s, releasing seven albums (live and studio) over two decades, of which Reborn is the fifth. This isn't your mad, post-freakbeat 13th Floor Elevators type stuff, nor your whimsical, well-mannered British style; this is that dreamy, lysergic late-'60s thing that Pink Floyd mastered before heading off for pastures new, only Purple Overdose have stuck to it for their entire career, turning their noses up at anything as bourgeois as progressing.

Top tracks include lengthy opener (It's A) Fortune Teller, the whacked-out acid guitar-fest of Gonna Be Tomorrow, Today and the title track, although the album never outstays its welcome, despite its length. Vasilis Kapanikis is credited with Mellotron, and while it could be genuine, it doesn't sound particularly like it, with string parts on Fading Sound Of Lost Thoughts and the title track.

The band released The Salmon's Trip - Live the following year, in two entirely different versions, just to confuse their audience. Although the available material would fit nicely onto two CDs, somebody opted to compile a 50-odd minute CD and a lengthy double LP, just too long for single-CD issue. Irritating. Going by the CD's tracklisting, the joy seems to have gone out of it, somehow, at least to my ears. It's not a bad album, but fails to grab my attention the way their studio effort does, with a couple of tracks jammed out for far too long. Another couple of 'Tron' tracks, quite clearly sampled this time, not that that should come as any great surprise. For some reason, the LP set works rather better, although (or because?) it features all the longer, more jammed-out material. Again, little samplotron, but the sound's clearly secondary low on the band's priority list. Planet Mellotron


miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011

THE ROOSTERS - All Of Our Days [USA 1965-1968]

The Roosters have been known among fans and followers of the Californian mid 60s folk rock scene for a long time. Their “One Of These Days” b/w “You Gotta Run” 45 has been included on early garage compilations and is a huge favourite among collectors. Less well known is their second and at least as brillant 45 “Rosebush” / “Ain’t Gonna Cry Anymore”. Additionally there´s a rare 1965 surf/mersey punk single released under the name “Five More”, an early 1965 acetate put down as the Avengers and most of all, three 1966 stunning unreleased folk/garage janglers recorded at Gold Star Studio. This collection finally puts all these gems in one place and unravels the enigmas behind the band on a LP sized full glossy insert with a detailed history of the band emerging from the memoirs of guitarist and songwriter Timothy Ward and the band’s vocalist Ray Mangigian.

martes, 26 de julio de 2011

VVAA - Thee Cave Comes Alive

Songs from the lost What Wave fanzine tapes

17 Track compilation of the music cassettes that came with the great Canadian fanzine series from the 1980s! Featuring The Royal Nonesuch, Gruesomes, Chessmen, Cheshyres, Mystic Eyes, Beatpack, Projectiles, Creatures, Cybermen, Tyme Eliment, Ultra 5, Raymen, etc.

The Fleur de Lys [60s]

Legendario grupo mod de sonidos freak-beat. Este EP de 2009 contiene una versión de Circles en directo de 1966, 2 canciones inéditas provenientes de unos acetatos con Sharon Tandy y la primera grabación producida por Jimmy Page.


miércoles, 20 de julio de 2011

THE PIKES - No-Name Street [2009] mini LP

New Mod band from outta Berlin. This debut includes 6 top notch 79 Mod Revival tunes inspired by bands like The Jam,The Chords and The Squire. Ace power pop with tons of catchy hooks. Produced by Smail / The Shocks.


THE MULLENS - same [USA 1977]

Hard, driving punk rock ‘n’ roll from this Dallas, TX combo. This bunch offers up 14 blasts of pure energy that truly define punk rock and that are worthy of DMZ, the Ramones, the Creation and Iggy.

ESKIZOS 1989-1993

Great garage spanish band. Fantastic reissue of the two official EPs. Also including unreleased cuts and live tracks.

lunes, 18 de julio de 2011

OFFHOOKS - Outside Looking In [SCOTLAND 1990]

Outside Looking In by The Offhooks, whom some may recall as legends of the Scottish garage scene back in the late 80s/early 90s. So for all you hungry dogs who thought Off The Hook was the groups only recorded legacy, heres where things get exciting: a complete, previously unreleased album, recorded in March 1990 at Chamber Studios in Edinburgh! This is no set of demos or rehearsal tapes, this is the real deal - its original release was only scuppered by the bankruptcy of the intended label! But aside from the historical importance of this album, what about the crucial bit - the music? Rest assured - its a killer! Equal parts fuzz and jangle, pounding beat-tastic bass and drums [thats hallowed Thanes frontman, Lenny Helsing rattling the traps], topped off with classic snarled-out angst-ridden vocals courtesy of Calvin Burt.

Various Artists - Nuggets From Southern California 1964 - 1967

Ace Records releases the third volume exploiting the fascinatingly quirky Downey Records catalogue.
While the much-lauded first compilation was an instrumental collection ("Intoxica!"), and the second was a rock`n'roll collection that spanned the pre-Beatle era ("It Came From The Suburbs"), this collection brings us gems from Southern California's suburban garage-land.
All great garage-punkers and psychedelic whimsical delights of a jangly mixed-up nature! This is essentially a re-issue of a long-deleted and much-missed comp called "Scarey Business", which was released and then quickly withdrawn in 2001. That collection had 13 Downey gems pulled from the tape vaults by Ace's Alec Palao, mixed with tracks from two other labels. This new compilation re-introduces all those Downey cuts plus another nine from the same source, including many unreleased tracks.

Nuggets From Southern California

The Basements - Heart of Stone [2010]

THE BASEMENTS are a five piece combo coming from Salonika and as real Caveteens, they produce a primitive sound that is really missing so much in nowadays!
If you are into the new trendy alternative noisy Garage sound, or into the menopause progressive sound of the 70’s, then forget about it… this is not for you….
But if you are digging the sound that THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS, THE CRIMSON SHADOWS, THE CYNICS, taught us, then this golden piece of vinyl is for you!


13th Floor Elevators - 7th Heaven Music of the Spheres [USA 1966-1969]

For the first time the genuine 45rpm mono mixes of the 13th Floor Elevators’ seven singles (A & B sides) for International Artists Records are compiled together to CD.