Sonntag, 2. August 2009

STRANGE WORLDS #4

Out Now!! 15 Unissued Cuts Of Psych-y Garage Mayhem


01 THREATS - New Feelin'
02 CLANN - Tall Towers
03 KEITH EVERETT - Lookin' So Fine
04 MARQUIS - Broken Mirror
05 WHAT FOUR - So Lonely
06 BITTERSWEETS - Cry Your Eyes Out
07 SENSATIONAL SLEEPERS - Hey Girl
08 CATALINAS - Barbara
09 JOHNNY & THE GENTS - I Won't Fall
10 MYRCHENTS - I Gotta Know If You're Leaving
11 ROCK-A-GO-GOs - I'm Out To Win You Over
12 CHIMES - Foolish Pride
13 CAESER AND HIS ROMANS - Why Make A Fool Of Me
14 ROADS END - When I Look At You
15 COACHMEN - Tyme Won't Change


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Freitag, 15. Mai 2009

THE DEMATRONS - The Boy Who's Sixteen (Southern Sound)

Super Cute Garage Pop Beat
This might actually be my very first Garage type of record! Bought it quite a long while ago for almost nothing& loved it ever since, even it's very "pop". Obviously from 1963. The record has a nice little Doo-Wop flavour and ace harmonies, but enough raw teenage-vibe to classify if a "Garage" disc. From the New England area. The song will stick in your ears, promised! The flipside is a pretty dull and schlocky turd, so dig the topside twice. Or thrice!
Here's a pic of the group.
(taken from white doo wop collector website)

THE HOLIDAYS - I Want To Do It (Dixie)

Raw Pennsylvania Teen BlasterYou will probably know that song done by other teen bands. Fab '64 rendition by a Pittsburgh bunch of kids who step on the gas pretty heavily. The fine flipside, "I Got News For You", you can hear on STRANGE WORLDS #2. Those guys did at least one other 45, also on Dixie, but it's a (kick ass) instro thang.

THE BOBBIES - She Put Me Down #2 (Sonny)

Wild Alabama Frat SoundsThe idea may sound boring: You have no ideas for you 45 flipside, but you gotta record right NOW, so just belch out some kind of "part two" of your topside. Could be a pretty dull thing, but not on this fine 1966 piece of wax. Topside kicks ass (check out STRANGE WORLDS#3), but the flip is even weirder: A cacophony of teenage wacko-ness, live onto tape. I'd like to know what the guys in the recording studio thought about this. From Florence, AL. Go go go!
Some additional info that was posted as a comment:
Glenn Hall - Bass
Donald "Duck" Heupel - Guitar
Richard Haun or Hann - Keyboard
Randy Whales - Drummers
Bobby Heathcoat - Vocals/howling

This was recorded at Sun Recording studio in Memphis, TN in 1966 by Judd Phillips (Sam Phillips brother). (She) Put Me Down was a Jerry Lee Lewis song that was sold to Sun records.
Jerry Wexler wanted to buy this song performed by “The Bobbies” but problems with their producer caused this to never happen.
The original side b was suppose to be an amped up version of "I Call Your Name" by The Beatles but on the 2 hour drive to the studio, they heard The Mamas & the Papas cover this on the radio. They came up with side 2 on the fly.

Freitag, 8. Mai 2009

THE VADNALS - Henry The VIII, I Am (MLAY)

50th Post Means "Wacko Time"!
Ok, 50 posts are successfully done, so let's celebrate! Here's a real mean disc... Ever dreamed of hearing a rendition of "everybody's fave" tune "Henry The VIII" with accordion? No? Shame on you... here it is anyway! Honestly: It's awfully BAD, but funny to dig, just try out.

THE TORQUES - Don't Give Your Heart Away (Lemco)

More Moody MayhemGreat Kentucky-area record from 1967. The pressing plant obviously screwed up here, because the record has to pitched quite a bit. What we get is a beautifully delivered moody garage ballad that leaves nothing to be deserved and once again proves the high songwriting qualities that were aparent back then among "the kids". More info welcome!

DESTINATIONS - Baby Don't (D)

Super-Crude Teenage WhimThis won't be easy to swallow for the "fuzz-punk"-crowd. The DESTINATIONS deliver a super-sparse moody teen garage thing that's as whimsy as it gets... In a good way, that is. The production is clearly non-existant, the playing sloppy, the singer probably scared of the whole thing himself... A real gem! The label perfectly fits the tunes on it: Spartanic.

Samstag, 2. Mai 2009

DIMENSIONS A - The Light (Global Records)

Great Moody Garage Beat
Also a grower. Fine, rugged harmonies applied to bursting teenage songwriter craft. The results are impressive, though it's easy to hear that those guys never had a chance on the "Hot 100" anyway. Do them and yourself a favour and dig the topside of their lone 45 now, like 45 years late.

PENDELTONS - Mustang Sally (Alamo Audio)

Raw Garage Rocker
On the ultra-collectible Alamo Audio from Texas comes this San Antonio group with their lone 45.

FRIENDS OF MIND - Moving Through Your Mind (Insounds)

Fab Folk Droner
Very folk-y and quite psychish garage lament from Odessa, TX, circa 1966. Dig the cool label design. The flip is equally good and in a similar vein, too.

Mittwoch, 22. April 2009

SHOREMEN - I Expect Too Much (Wynwood)

Baltimore Teenbeat Gold
Baltimore, Maryland combo that waxed two ACE 45s in 1965/'66. "She's Bad" will be well-known to you, but you gotta take a look at the rest of the batch as well: "Look Into Her Eyes", the flip of "Bad" will be comped on STRANGE WORLDS#5 later this year. This tune, from their 2nd disc, is a fabulous uptempo beat raver that sticks in your ear. Was even issued with a PS. The flip is a good hotrod beat thang that's the weakest of the SHOREMEN'S output.

PIED PIPERS - Hold On I'm Comin' (WAM)

Quite Elusive WAM-BamThis will grow on you. The flip to the beefy "Hey Joe" may seem a bit lighthearted at first, but is a classy garage tune. Youngstown, OH band that issued a second 45 on Hamlin Town in '66.

EXCHEQUERS - Greensleeves (Boom)

Cool Raw Instro
A very fine instro we got here. Nasty guitars, tight playing, a real garage vibe. The flip "Is There Some Girl" you will know. La Crosse, WI band with their sole release. From 1965, issued on green vinyl, yummy!

Dienstag, 14. April 2009

BAD OMENS - He Was A Friend Of Mine (Twin Town)

Byrds-y To The Max Jangler
Minnessota 1966 jangler that emulates the BYRDS so much it's frightening. What a cool band monicker, by the way. They chose to put even TWO Dylan standards on their sole 45. This one (recorded by Zimmy) and the flip, a cool take on Bob's "Chimes of Freedom". Good record! McGuinn would have been proud.

TORONADOS - Let Me Be Your Man (Phalanx)

Michigan Teen Beat Winner
On the profilic PHALANX label, here comes a tuff 1966 release. Both sides still uncomped, this is a worthy addition to your collection. No crude snot here, but a rocking band nevertheless. Watch out for the moody flip on STRANGE WORLDS#5.

ROCKIN' REBELLIONS - Run For Your Life (Vaughn-LTD)

Alabama Garage Beat GoldCool fast 1966 Teen Rocker that well deserves to be heard.

Donnerstag, 2. April 2009

Samstag, 21. März 2009

THE CHANTELLS - Break-Down (Century)

Cool Punky SlopOn the rare Century label, here come the CHANTELLS outta Virginia with a boss lookin' label. And they go wild! Flip is a nice moody thing.

THE MONTEREYS - Very Last Day (Sahara)

Folky Garage Ballads

Right from the hands of PP&M comes this melodramatic but classy folk tune. New York band that also waxed the ultra-cool "I'll be Around" in 1965.
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THE SWINGIN' YO YO's - Have You Ever (Jubilee)

Fab Moody Beat Winner
Excellent work on this uncomped 45. A great melody line and enough punch to keep it away from mainstream pop/rock slick. Reminds me on the BOMPERS 45 that's also on this blog. Flip is cool, too.
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THE MEMBERS - Jenny Jenny (Label)

Great Hot Frat

Pretty tough St. Petersburg, Florida disc that kicks mucho ass!
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Dienstag, 17. März 2009

THE MONKEYMEN - Mojo (QQ)

Cool New Mexico FratCool and uncomped Frat sounds on this desirable New Mexico label.

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THE BONDSMEN - [Acetate]

THE BONDSMEN - Untitled Moody Instro
Way cool unissued Instro moodiness on this acetate that was identified by a cavemannish pal as the Bondsmen from NC, who recorded for Justice Records. The flip is a good Garage Beat tune called "Little Girl".

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Dienstag, 13. Januar 2009

STRANGE WORLDS #2 (Garage Comp)


The moody volume, I did this one in 2008. Willl post more info soon.

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Montag, 12. Januar 2009

WANDERERS FIVE - Treat Me Right (Amber)

Boss Psych Beat


Fine Garage Beat I have zero info on. A top two-sider, because the flip delivers the beef as well: a moody gem that'll be heard on STRANGE WORLDS #5 later this year.

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FIVE TYMES - Hold Me Now (Bear)

Ace Teen Garage Ballad

Invasion-inflected shy guy lament. A serious droner on MN's profilic Bear label. Much more than the average ballad b-side, don't ya think? The topside is a cool rocking cover of "Around and Around".

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CYCLES OF SOUND - Questions (On My Mind)

Moody Garage Psych

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CAPERS - Piece Of Mind (Wam)

Mighty Fine Garage Beat Thumppp


Glorious Frat Beat Punker on the mighty fine and mighty rare WAM label outta Ohio. Watch for the CAPERS' other 45 on WAM on this very blog. Both discs are shakers... tuff!

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3'S A CROWD - Making Do (Ro-Do)

Tuff Pop Garage Winner

Zip info on this cool disc. Poppy. Yummy!
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Samstag, 10. Januar 2009

STRANGE WORLDS Vol. 3 * Leave Me Alone!!

Captain Salty Presents:


Track Listing:

01 DAVE, STAN & ROBIN – Get Off My Cloud
02 BARRY LEE – Things Gotta To Change
03 HAL & THE PROPHETS – Shame Shame Shame
04 TONY HARRIS – Super Man
05 BOBBIES – She Put Me Down
06 CARL WALDEN – Watusi Lucy
07 SAINTS & SINNERS – Mercy Mercy
08 TOM & THE CATS – Walking Man
09 GALAXIES V – Let Me Hear You Say Yeah
10 CAPERS – No Piece Of Mind
11 NEUTRONS – Don’t Be Cruel
12 PASTELS – Don’t Ya Know
13 COUNTS – Mickey’s Monkey
14 TIKIS AND FABULONS – Take A Look
15 TROPHIES – Walking The Dog
16 ANGLO SAXTON – Leave Me Alone



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