Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Boonaraaas - Go Get Goo Goo ( Thunderwoman 2003 )

What a fantastic record from these German Garage n Roll Queens? Excellent selection of high energy Garage Pop rockets with a 60s all-girl band flavor but always connected to the sound of now! Check them and have Wild fun!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The High Numbers - I'm The Face / Zoot Suit (7'' Single) ( Backdoor Re-Issue)

Classic Mod Stompers By the short-lived High Numbers (before they bacame the Who) written by their amphetamine- fueled manager in 1964! The original sound and style of mid-60s London Town!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Fleshtones - Roman Gods ( I.R.S 1982 )

"Roman Gods" (IRS 1981) is another spectacular example in this style: derivative but irresistible, passionate and involving. "Right" (an unstoppable garage-rocker) and "Roman Gods" (an almost epic instrumental) are obvious references to the music of the 60’s. This tribute reaches its zenith with "Let's See the Sun," a memorable reinvention of surf music. Many other tracks sound like eccentric mutations/variations on those same premises from the rockabilly march of "World has Changed" to the Animals-esque hymn "I've Gotta Change My Life." The epic aura and tribal hints of "Shadow Line" that recall the Talking Heads' neurotic rhythms and the silly soul march of "Stop Fooling Around" (so reminiscent of Paul Revere) contribute to make this album one of the masterpieces of the decade, one of those records that managed to renew once more the recurring white re-interpretation of black music - i.e., the real essence of rock and roll. Peter Zaremba, by selectively recovering and dismissing elements of that early sound, found his own original and powerful songwriting style - which can be called rock'n'roll revival only on a superficial level."
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Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Brood - In Spite Of It All ( Skyclad 1988 )

''The Brood is an all-woman group, but this fact alone does not make them remarkable or notable. The fiery, inspirational 60's punk garage music they create is what sets them apart. Unlike other girl groups which sought to cash in on the novelty of their gender,the Brood is a world-class garage group first, and talanted female musicians second. Each discs contain a consistent rough edge, with guts and fuzz galore - and all of their output is highly recommended.They are the definition of pure teen garage-mania.''
Timothy Gassen (The Knights of Fuzz writer)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Wicked Thing Mixtape # 4 - The December Blast Off

Here are 10 Wicked missiles to blow your mind including: The Urges, The Masonics, Mickey & The Milkshakes, Mojomatics, The Black Lips, Fall-Outs, Untamed Youth, The Fondas and The Trashwomen!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

New York Dolls - In Too Much Too Soon ( Mercury 1974 )

Second and last blast from the original trash cult, glam-core and over the edge New York punkers in 1974!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wire - Pink Flag ( Harvest/EMI 1977 )

The most comprehensive and straight to the point punk LP of that period, "Pink Flag" by Wire in 1977. Explosive short songs for mind and body!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Urusei Yatsura - We Are ... ( Che 1996 )

Urusei Yatsura formed in Glasgow in 1993 after bonding over a love for Velvet Underground and Galaxie 500 among others. This is the debut LP of the band. They released three more Lps before split up. "We are Urusei Yatsura" is a great LP of classic Scottish lo-fi noisy guitar sound and pop sensibility. Check them out:

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Gruesomes - Hey ( Og Music 1988 )

This is the third release of the mighty Gruesomes out in Og music in 1988. Another dynamite of pure garage punk and RnB to blow your mind! Fuzz and screams and tampourines...yeah!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

v.a Battle Of The Garages Vol.4 - Tomorrow The World ( Voxx 1986 )

Legendary Voxx volumes go international in this thrilling fourth one. And take brains by storm...!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Field Mice - Snowball ( Sarah 1989 )

Pure and simply magic pop in the most vibrant form from these South Londoners, The Field Mice in 1989. An original Sarah records treasure to fall in love with!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Masonics - Down Among The Dead Men ( Sympathy For The Record Industry 1998 )

Back in the dirty rock n roll sound again after a few days off. Here are the UK kings of the garage, the lords of the dirt, the incredible Masonics with their third and maybe their best LP so far. Simply awesome!!! Enjoy...!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Thanes - The Complete Undignified Noblemen Sessions" CD ( Teen Sound 2005 )

Originally released in 1997 and pressed only on vinyl by Misty Lane, Undignified Noblemen has
transferred onto CD, bonus tracks intact by Teen Sound in 2005. Dig it:

"The Thanes have been one of Europe's top Beat acts since the mid 80's. Their fabulous 1997 album (originally released only on LP) is finally available again on CD, along with 6 killer tracks taken from the same recording sessions, and later released onto various singles in the past years (on the Corduroy, Larsen and Do The Dog labels). Not only this a garage-beat and folk-punk sound masterpiece, but the new mastering adds even more energy to the tracks for your listening pleasure. New artwork don't miss this release since it's a limited edition! "Having cut one stirring song after another, it's fair to say that everything the Scottish band has recorded is worth seeking out. Formed of cocky vocals, raspy fuzztone guitar riggings, and swarms of needling melodies, 'Thrown Away the Key' and 'The Winner' evoke the authoritative aggressiveness of bands like The Standells and The Underdogs. Dizzy keyboard figures guide the gig on 'What's It All For,' giving the tune a swinging beat that's simply irresistible. The disc also boasts covers of The Caretakers of Deception's 'X + Y = 13' and The Guess Who's 'It's My Pride' both channeled with comparable style and taste. Soaring harmonies pinned against jangly, six-string licks further make for some mighty good listening. Alive with heart, soul and honesty, this just may be the best 60's garage rock album not recorded in the 60's!" -
(Additional text: Kool kat music)

Friday, November 02, 2007

Joy Division - An Ideal For Living e.p ( Enigma 1978 )

Self-released in their own enigma label, this is the 1st recording by Joy Division in 1978. More primitive and punky than their following full releases, they try to shape their sound and vision!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Savage Republic - Tragic Figures ( Independent Project 1982 )

Hailing from the Los Angeles underground of the 1980s, Savage Republic forged an astonishing reputation for themselves with their legendary performances. Their brand of ritualistically tribal exhibitions blurred the boundaries of Post-Punk and Industrial music. Their music incorporates minimalist bass rumbles, exotic and/or militaristic drumming, Arabic melodies, primal chants and even a bit of surf guitar. This is the dubut LP of the band in 1982.